Bastille Arts
the story company

“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.”  – George  Orwell

Bastille Arts creates stories of fiction and nonfiction about modern-day heroes, actual or imagined, who make bold and often revolutionary decisions that make a difference. Our stories explore the difficult gray areas of the human experience.

According to Joseph Campbell, “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” In this age of super-sized narcissism, where blogs replace newspapers and “reality” television replaces artistic talent, it is refreshing and unusual to find stories about heroes or characters whose ambitions reach beyond themselves and beyond the trivial. Bastille Arts develops stories in the form of books, short stories, journalism, plays, screenplays, and teleplays that examine the big picture philosophical questions about the individual’s role in society.

“The books we need are the kind that act upon us like a misfortune, that make us suffer like the death of someone we love more than ourselves, that make us feel as though we were on the verge of suicide or lost in a forest remote from all human habitation – a book should serve as the axe for the frozen sea within us.”  —Franz Kafka

“Art is not a mirror to hold up to society, but a hammer with which to shape it.” -Bertolt Brecht