The Night the Diablo Winds Set the Valleys Ablaze
(1) A Documentary Narrative Book (Trade Paper)
Commemorating the historical Oct. 2017 wildfires using excerpted interviews by Sonoma/Napa Valley residents, first responders, all those impacted by the fires.
The interviews are woven with a seamless narrative, photographs, expert scientific commentary interspersed with a factual and pictorial history of wildfires in the Napa and Sonoma counties from 1800s to the present.
(2) A Stage Play with Music
The documentary book is the springboard for the stage play serving as the primary source/inspiration for the stage play with music. The play weaves monologues/scenes inspired by the real-life interviews with original dialogue, storyline and music. Casting local actors, musicians, theater designers and technicians, written and directed by playwright Didi Balle.
Stage Set: Oversized photos of the fires by local photographers from local papers.
A wide swath from all walks of like from firefighters to residents, vintners to field workers, school kids, shopkeepers, journalists, photographers, veterans, first responders, pilots, medical personnel, police, government officials, animal owners, ranchers to concierges of five start resorts...and more.
A Tale of Morality, Mortality and Nature.
The stories of the homes lost and saved, lives lost and found.
Stories of the fires that transformed our lives and lands.
SPECIAL THANKS to DOUG BROZELL (Team Tier One)
Who helped bring the project into the world as the first person to listen to the idea and offer his support and terrific ideas.
Doug Brozell, a native of Pittsburgh, practiced family medicine in California for 31 years before retirement. Highlights included: Serving as Director of a Behavioral Medicine clinic dealing with functional illnesses. Dr. Brozell also conceived/organized “All One People Day,” an annual event at a Sacramento middle school with 950 students presenting a variety of multi-ethnic and multi-cultural speakers on topics related to non-violence.
A member of Napa Valley Writers, he served on their board for two years and was the coordinator of their first anthology published in 2017. He's lived in Napa since 1996.
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