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Alessandro Camon
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Michael and Nora travel to visit his mother Marianne, a reclusive artist who lives at the edge of the woods in California’s Wine Country. As a raging wildfire approaches, Michael must deal with Marianne’s refusal to leave and the arrival of two unexpected visitors. The rising tension exposes a complicated family history erupting into a larger question about our very survival on this planet.

Production Info

Cast: 5 total (2 female, 3 male)
Full Length Drama (about 100 minutes)
Multiple Sets
Contemporary Costumes

Press Quotes

“Terrific … a sobering look at the fires we set, those we flee and those that engulf us … What seems like a deceptively simple premise develops several intriguing layers … Equal parts domestic drama and a harrowing investigation into the results of climate change, SCINTILLA is as impactful as it is unrelenting.” —Evan Henderson, BroadwayWorld

“Exquisite, lyrical, urgently important.” —Travis Michael Holder

About the Author


  • Alessandro Camon

    Alessandro Camon is a writer and producer born in Italy and currently living in Los Angeles. He is best known for writing The Messenger, a contemporary drama about military officers delivering casualty notifications, with writer/director Oren Moverman. The screenplay was nominated for an Academy Award, Spirit Award, and Humanitas Award, and it won the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay at the Berlin Film Festival. Alessandro's producing credits include Owning Mahowny, Thank You For Smoking, The Cooler, American Psycho, Bad Lieutenant: New Orleans and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. He is currently writing Black Lion, with Andrew Garfield attached to star. Alessandro started his career in Italy, as a television programming executive and film critic. He holds a Degree in Philosophy from the University of Padua, Italy and an MA in Film from UCLA. He has published several books and articles on film and popular culture, both in English and Italian, and is a contributor to and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Alessandro is married to film producer Suzanne Warren (The Last King of Scotland, Edge of Darkness, Hacksaw Ridge).

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 6/27/2024
Pages 68
ISBN 9798888560174

Special Notes

Special Notes

Licensees are required to include the original stage producers credits in the following form on the title page in all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play and in all advertising in which the full cast appears in size of type not less than ten percent (10%) of the size of the title of the Play:

SCINTILLA was first produced by The Road Theatre Company
in North Hollywood, CA, in April 2023.

The following must appear within all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play:
Scintilla is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC