Who We Are

SHANNON BRAZIL is an award-winning playwright, and occasional performer, whose plays have been produced in Los Angeles and New York. She is the recipient of a Literary Arts Special Fellowship for Women Writers, and is currently working on her first novel with the legendary, Tom Spanbauer, and the Dangerous Writers. Shannon is a theatre veteran of Playhouse West, a seven-year Burner, BMIR volunteer, storyteller, and mother of four children. When she’s not Home in Black Rock City, she lives in Portland, Oregon. More info here.



SHAWN LEVY is the bestselling author of such books as “Paul Newman: A Life,” “Rat Pack Confidential,” “The Last Playboy” and the upcoming “Dolce Vita Confidential.” He was a film critic and editor at The Oregonian, American Film, and Boxoffice for 25 years combined. He serves on the board of Operation Pitch Invasion and lives in Portland, Oregon, where he has raised his family. He has burned only twice, but he got stuck in.