About the Show



BASETRACK LIVE is a multimedia documentary theatre piece about the life-altering impact of war on veterans and their families — a complicated and sensitive portrayal of how war affects us all.

Two actors play AJ and Melissa Czubai, a real life young Marine and his wife. We follow their journey from his deployment to Afghanistan through his return home, while hearing and seeing the harrowing stories of others who served with him in Marine Corps Unit One-Eight. Named one of the top ten productions of 2014 by The New York Times, BASETRACK Live is a boundary-breaking and breathtaking combination of theatrical narrative, journalistic footage, music, and movement.




BASETRACK LIVE is a multimedia documentary theatre piece about the life-altering impact of war on veterans and their families — a complicated and sensitive portrayal of how war affects us all.

Two actors play AJ and Melissa Czubai, a real life young Marine and his wife. We follow their journey from his deployment to Afghanistan through his return home, while hearing and seeing the harrowing stories of others who served with him in Marine Corps Unit One-Eight. Named one of the top ten productions of 2014 by The New York Times, BASETRACK Live is a boundary-breaking and breathtaking combination of theatrical narrative, journalistic footage, music, and movement.

BASETRACK Live has toured across the United States!

  • July 14-15, 2014

    Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
    University of Florida,
    Gainesville, FL

  • September 5-6, 2014

    Paul V. Galvin Theatre
    Arizona State University
    Tempe, AZ

  • September 11-13, 2014

    McCullough Theatre
    Texas Performing Arts
    Austin, TX

  • September 17-18, 2014

    The Rudder Theatre,
    Texas A&M University
    College Station, TX

  • October 2, 2014

    Harris Center Three Stages
    Folsom Lake College
    Folsom, CA

  • October 4, 2014

    Cal Poly Arts
    Spanos Theatre
    San Luis Obispo, CA

  • October 5, 2014

    College of the Canyon Santa Clarita
    Performing Arts Center
    Santa Clarita, CA

  • October 10, 2014

    UCLA Center for the Art of Performance
    Royce Hall
    Los Angeles, CA

  • October 14, 2014

    Kansas State University
    McCain Auditorium
    Manhattan, KS

  • October 15, 2014

    Lied Center of Kansas
    Lawrence, KS

  • October 18, 2014

    Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
    Hardin County Schools PAC
    Elizaethtown, KY

  • October 22-23, 2014

    Modlin Center for the Arts
    The University of Richmond
    Richmond, VA

  • October 29, 2014

    Penn State Center for the Performing Arts
    Eisenhower Center
    University Park, PA

  • November 1, 2014

    The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
    University of Maryland
    College Park, MD

  • November 6, 2014

    The Kenan Auditorium
    University of North Carolina
    Wilmington, NC

  • November 8, 2014

    Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre
    Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA

  • November 11-15, 2014

    BAM
    Harvey Theatre
    Brooklyn, NY

  • November 18, 2014

    Weis Center for the Performing Arts
    Bucknell University
    Lewisburg, PA

  • November 20, 2014

    Adelphi University Performing Arts Center
    Westermann Stage Concert Hall
    Garden City, NY

  • November 22, 2014

    The Performing Arts Center Purchase College
    Pepsico Theater
    Purchase, NY

  • March 18, 2015

    Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
    Colwell Playhouse
    Urbana, IL

  • March 21, 2015

    MDC Live Arts
    South Miami- Dade Cultural Arts Center
    Cutler Bay, FL

  • March 26, 2015

    Westbrook Performing Arts Center
    Portland, ME

  • March 27, 2015

    Carling – Sorenson Theater Babson College
    Babson Park, MA

  • September 28, 2016

    Sangamon Auditorium, University of Illinois
    Springfield, Illinois

  • September 30, 2016

    Kuss Auditorium, Clark State Performing Arts Center
    Springfield, Ohio

  • October 2, 2016

    Main Stage, Macomb Center for the Performing Arts
    Clinton Township, Michigan

  • October 7, 2016

    Orpheum Theater
    Omaha, Nebraska

  • October 9, 2016

    Yardley Hall, Johnson County Community College
    Overland Park, Kansas

  • October 12, 2016

    Templeton-Blackburn Memorial Auditorium, Ohio University
    Athens, Ohio

  • October 13, 2016

    Byham Theater, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • October 29, 2016

    Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
    Orono, Maine

  • November 1, 2016

    Shea Center for Performing Arts, William Paterson University
    Wayne, New Jersey

  • November 5, 2016

    The American Theatre, Hampton Arts
    Hampton, Virginia

  • November 10, 2016

    Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse, Raymond F. Kravitz Center for the Performing Arts
    West Palm Beach, Florida

  • November 11, 2016

    Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse, Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
    West Palm Beach, Florida

  • November 13, 2016

    Jemison Concert Hall, Alys Stephens Center, University of Alabama
    Birmingham, Alabama

  • November 15, 2016

    Peace Center
    Greenville, South Carolina


“Brings the gritty, brutal truths alive in ways that nothing I’ve read or seen has succeeded in doing.” Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

“It would be enough if BASETRACK Live simply gave us a viscerally powerful depiction of war and its aftermath, if it only captured the sly humor of Marines, the pride of the infantry, and the psychological disorientation of homecoming. But it also provides an intimate portrait of military families both during deployment and after, sharing their stories with warmth, humor, and raw honesty. Superb, moving work.” Phil Klay, National Book Award-Winning Author of Redeployment

“Represents the essence of our world at present.” Michael Blachly, Performing Arts Director, University of Florida
  • Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    7:30PM
    Sangamon Auditorium, University of Illinois
    Springfield, Illinois ➖ Tickets

  • Friday, September 30, 2016

    8:00PM
    Kuss Auditorium, Clark State Performing Arts Center
    Springfield, Ohio ➖ Tickets

  • Sunday, October 2, 2016

    3:00PM
    Main Stage, Macomb Center for the Performing Arts
    Clinton Township, Michigan ➖ Tickets

  • Friday, October 7, 2016

    8:00PM
    Omaha Performing Arts Center
    Omaha, Nebraska ➖ Tickets

  • Sunday, October 9, 2016

    7:00PM
    Yardley Hall, Johnson County Community College
    Overland Park, Kansas ➖ Tickets

  • Wednesday, October 12, 2016

    7:30PM
    Templeton-Blackburn Memorial Auditorium, Ohio University
    Athens, Ohio ➖ Tickets

  • Thursday, October 13, 2016

    7:00PM
    Byham Theater, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ➖ Tickets

  • Sunday, October 16, 2016

    3:00PM
    Interlochen Center for the Arts
    Interlochen, Michigan ➖ Tickets

  • Saturday, October 29, 2016

    8:00PM
    Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
    Orono, Maine ➖ Tickets

  • Tuesday, November 1, 2016

    7:00PM
    Shea Center for Performing Arts, William Paterson University
    Wayne, New Jersey ➖ Tickets

  • Saturday, November 5, 2016

    8:00PM
    The American Theatre, Hampton Arts
    Hampton, Virginia ➖ Tickets

  • Thursday, November 10, 2016

    7:30PM
    Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse, Raymond F. Kravitz Center for the Performing Arts
    West Palm Beach, Florida ➖ Tickets

  • Friday, November 11, 2016

    7:30PM
    Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse, Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
    West Palm Beach, Florida ➖ Tickets

  • Sunday, November 13, 2016

    7:00PM
    Jemison Concert Hall, Alys Stephens Center, University of Alabama
    Birmingham, Alabama ➖ Tickets

  • Tuesday, November 15, 2016

    7:30PM
    Peace Center
    Greenville, South Carolina ➖ Tickets

“Brings the gritty, brutal truths alive in ways that nothing I’ve read or seen has succeeded in doing.” Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
“It would be enough if BASETRACK Live simply gave us a viscerally powerful depiction of war and its aftermath, if it only captured the sly humor of Marines, the pride of the infantry, and the psychological disorientation of homecoming. But it also provides an intimate portrait of military families both during deployment and after, sharing their stories with warmth, humor, and raw honesty. Superb, moving work.” Phil Klay, National Book Award-Winning Author of Redeployment
“Represents the essence of our world at present.” Michael Blachly, Performing Arts Director, University of Florida

BASETRACK Live was created by Edward Bilous, Director of the Center for Innovation in the Arts at the Juilliard School. It was inspired by the online citizen journalism project Basetrack conceived by the not-for-profit organization November Eleven and funded by a News Challenge grant from the Knight Foundation.

BASETRACK Live was made possible in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Theater Project with lead funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and MetLife Foundation. Special thanks to ASU Gammage and ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts for production residency and commissioning support; University of Florida Performing Arts; Topfer Endowment for Performing Arts Production; and Altria Group.



ADVISORY COMMITTEE

  • Kevin Daly

    United States Marine Corps Veteran, Unit One-Eight

  • Maurice Decaul

    United States Marine Corps Veteran; Poet, Essayist, and Playwright

  • Arthur DeGroat

    Lieutenant Colonel (Retired); Director of Military Affairs, Kansas State University

  • Bryan Doerries

    Founder, Theatre of War

  • Adam Driver

    United States Marine Corps Veteran; Actor; Founder, Arts in the Armed Forces

  • Jennifer Green

    Mother of Kevin Daly, United States Marine Corps Veteran, Unit One-Eight

  • KJ Sanchez

    Actor; Director

  • Joanne Tucker

    Actor; Co-Founder, Arts in the Armed Forces

CAST AND MUSICIANS

Christopher Boucher served stateside from 2000-2004 in the United States Armed Forces. After separating, he pursued a degree in Computer Science using the Montgomery GI Bill, with plans to join the Federal Bureau of Investigation. A year before graduating, he saw a performance piece at Troy University that inspired him to add on a degree in acting. After moving to New York and seeing what he perceived as a failure in the business model for most artists, he created Benefactor.org — a program that lets audiences tip performance artists for exceptional work, right as they see it. Chris is grateful for the opportunity to represent the stories of his fellow men- and women-at-arms in the United States Military, as well as help fellow actors pursue a more economically feasible path for their careers.
Ashley Morgan Bloom is Borscht Belt bred and New York City based. She graduated from the University of Richmond with a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and Rhetoric & Communications. Ashley originated the role of Melissa Czubai in 2014 and is so excited and grateful to join the BASETRACK Live team once again! Ashley’s favorite roles include Gina in the independent short Gun, a 2013 Sundance Official Selection, and Amanda Joyner in the feature film Love Isn’t Enough, which premiered this past August in Chicago and will be screening in California and Toronto film festivals this year! Many thanks to her family and friends for their constant love and support. Check out ashleymorganbloom.com and follow Ashley on Instagram @ambloom!
Kenneth Rodriguez, born in Brooklyn, New York, attended LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, received his Bachelor’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music, and his Master’s degree from the Juilliard School (in May 2014). During his music conservatory years, Kenneth grew a fascination and passion for music production as well as film composition. Kenneth is currently the official house music producer for FLO Empire radio show Swag and The City and is working on his third film composition, which is scheduled to be released on Halloween (2016). Kenneth also produces music for different artists and projects in New York City. From writing lyrics, to YouTube channels and variety shows, Kenneth has employed his skills as a musician/producer to enhance the artistic visions of others.
Mazz Swift, violin/vox/freestyle composition artist, is critically acclaimed as one of America’s most talented and versatile performers today and has engaged audiences all over the world with the signature weaving of song, melody, and improvisation that she calls MazzMuse. She is a singer, composer, and Juilliard-¬trained violinist who has performed and recorded with artists including Whitney Houston, Perry Farrell, Dee Snider, James ‘Blood’ Ulmer, Vernon Reid, Valerie June, DJ Logic, William Parker, Butch Morris, Jason Lindner, Kanye West, Common, and Jay ¬Z. In addition to her work as a performer, Mazz is an educator and has traveled to Suriname, Mozambique, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Cameroon, Senegal, Albania, and Siberia as a cultural ambassador for the United States Department of State. She is a teaching artist with Carnegie Hall’s Musical Connections Program and has assisted in conducting workshops with inmates at Sing Sing (New York State Correctional Facility, a Maximum Security State Penitentiary) and at the Barbara Blum Residence, a non¬-secure detention residence for boys, coaching them in writing and performing their own songs.

CREATIVE TEAM

Edward Bilous, composer, artistic director, and educator, is the Director of the Center for Innovation in the Arts at the Juilliard School. He has been on the faculty since 1984 and has directed many of the institutions most innovative programs including Beyond the Machine — A Festival of Interdisciplinary Art. Edward’s compositions include works for dance, multimedia, television, and film, including two upcoming programs for Public Television: Emperor of All Maladies directed by Barak Goodman, executive producer Ken Burns; and SACRED, a global-documentary event directed by Thomas Lennon. He began his work in education in 1978 as one of the original teaching artists at the Lincoln Center Institute. Edward has served on the National Endowment for the Arts panel for Learning in the Arts and, in 2012, was awarded the William Schuman Scholars Award by the Juilliard School in recognition for his contributions to arts education. He is a frequent speaker on the subject of nurturing innovation through the arts.
Seth Bockley is a Chicago-based director and playwright. Directing credits include: En Garde Arts’s WILDERNESS; 2666, adapted with Robert Falls from the novel by Roberto Bolaño (premiered at Goodman Theatre); the English-language premiere of Ewald Palmetshofer’s hamlet is dead. no gravity with Red Tape Theater; Philip Dawkins’s Failure: A Love Story with Victory Gardens Theater; Jason Grote’s Civilization (all you can eat) with Clubbed Thumb; Jason Grote’s 1001; numerous events and spectacles with Chicago’s Redmoon; and the clown play Guerra, developed with Devon de Mayo and Mexico City-based troupe La Piara. His works as a playwright include 2666; February House, a collaboration with lyricist and composer Gabriel Kahane, which premiered at the Public Theater in the spring of 2012; Ask Aunt Susan (premiered at the Goodman in June 2014); The Elephant & The Whale (with Redmoon and Chicago Children’s Theatre); and adaptations of George Saunders’s short stories CommComm and Jon, which won the 2008 Equity Jeff Citation for Best New Adaptation. He teaches at the University of Chicago and is Playwright in Residence at the Goodman Theatre.
William David Fastenow is an arts technology entrepreneur from Brooklyn, New York. He is principal and owner of Park Boulevard Productions, technical director of the Center for Innovation in the Arts at the Juilliard School, and an adjunct professor at New York University. His client list includes a plethora of Fortune 500 companies, prestigious museums and institutions, elite restaurant groups, individuals, and startups. He holds a Master of Music degree in Jazz Composition from Manhattan School of Music and, in his spare time, enjoys camping his way through the wine regions of the world.
Paul Hudson is a New York-based designer who works in theatre, dance, opera, and other live events, as well as television and lighting-¬based architectural public art. Paul recently designed A Concert of Comic Operas, co-¬produced by the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist and Juilliard’s Vocal Arts Programs (Dir. Ed Berkeley/Conducted by J. Levine), and his fifth season of the Center for Innovation in the Arts’ Beyond the Machine, a music and technology showcase. For the past four years, Paul has also served as the lighting designer for the Actor’s Studio Drama School’s graduate program at Pace University. Other design highlights include: The Irish Rep’s Gibraltar (Dir. Terry Kinney); Classical Theater of Harlem’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Dir. Justen Emeka); Synaesthetic Theatre’s The Trial of K (The Culture Project); Mirror Rep’s Shanghai Gesture (Dir. Robert Kalfin); Oslo Elsewhere’s Sa Ka La (Dir. Sarah Cameron Sunde); Juilliard’s Golden Boy (Dir. Danny Goldstein) and Top Girls (Dir. Janet Zarish); and Luna Stage’s The Dangers of Electric Lighting (Dir. John Henry Davis). Internationally, Paul’s work has been seen in London, Spain, and Cyprus, as well as Brazil, Panama, Honduras, and El Salvador. Master of Fine Arts, New York University, USA829.
Sarah Outhwaite is a New York-based live media artist. A graduate of Princeton’s program in Theater and Dance, she has created performance-media pieces, installations, and video works at spaces including The CCF (Cambodia), Location One, Theatrelab, and Juilliard’s Center for Innovation in the Arts (New York). She has developed media for the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization and currently works at the Guggenheim Museum.
Greg Kalember has been creating original music for film and television for over 20 years. His scores for television include the PBS documentary series Circus and Carrier (Icon Productions). Greg has also scored documentary series such as Explorer (National Geographic) and Biography (A&E), and the classic anime series Shaman King (Fox). His film credits include Voices Unbound: The Story of the Freedom Writers, Shoot Down (Rogues Harbor Productions), the award winning Asparagus! — Stalking the American Life, and Blood in the Sand by Noah Haidle and Sam Gold. Greg is one of the founders of Sonic Highway Music and Sound and is currently composing music for Emperor of All Maladies, a three-part Public Television series directed by Barak Goodman with executive producer Ken Burns. Greg’s skill as a composer, producer and mix engineer have helped to establish the cutting-edge sound for BASETRACK Live.
Lauren Parrish holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance from Sarah Lawrence College, where she graduated in 2007. She has been the production stage manager for Battleworks Dance Company, KEIGWIN + COMPANY, Susan Marshall & Company, BODYTRAFFIC, Youth America Grand Prix at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, and others. She recently lit American Repertory Ballet’s Firebird at McCarter Theater Center. Lauren is the Production Manager/Lighting Designer for DanceNOW NYC and the Production Manager for American Repertory Ballet. In the next year, she looks forward to a new DanceNOW premiere in collaboration with Larry Keigwin and Nicole Wolcott and helping to create American Repertory Ballet’s newest evening-length work, Pride and Prejudice. She lives in Brooklyn, but you can find her online at laurenparrish.com.
Jake Cheriff is a Brooklyn-based musician, audio engineer, and record producer. He received his bachelor’s degree in music technology at New York University in 2016. Jake currently woks as an audio engineer for Sofar Sounds New York, as a recording engineer at The Sidecar recording studio in Manhattan, and as a music producer for the label Finally Free Productions in Brooklyn. He is also a frontman (vocals and guitar) for the Brooklyn-based indie-rock band “Modern Diet, with performance credits including Mercury Lounge, The Knitting Factory, and Webster Hall. He is thrilled to work with BASETRACK Live! jakecheriff.com
Highbrow Productions has produced Satchmo at the Waldorf (nominated for the 2014 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Solo Show); My Name is Asher Lev (2013 Outer Critics Circle Award, Best Off-Broadway Play); This Wide Night; Masked; Dai (2008 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Solo Show); Christine Jorgensen Reveals (2006 Drama Desk Award); and A Tale of a Tiger. Film: 30 Beats; Tickling Leo; The Tollbooth. Documentaries: Destiny Hills and New York Street Games (PBS video). highbrow.net
Portia Kamons worked with En Garde Arts in its early years on Mac Wellman’s Crowbar, Reza Abdoh’s Father Was a Peculiar Man, and Chuck Mee’s Another Person is a Foreign Country. Portia produced Wellman’s plays Bad Penny and Terminal Hip for the London International Festival of Theatre. Also with LIFT, she co¬-produced Jean Genet’s Splendid’s, directed by Neil Bartlett at London’s Lyric Theatre. She was the lead producer of Tennyson Bardwell’s feature film Dorian Blues (Audience Awards; Cinequest, Lake Placid, Philadelphia, and Turin Film Festivals). She recently developed Biedermann’s Match, adapted from Max Frisch, with playwright Beau Willimon and composer Michelle DiBucci. She is a founding member and was the first general manager of Primary Stages, and has worked at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and La Mama. She is a graduate of Carnegie¬ Mellon University.
Michelle DiBucci has composed and produced music in all genres and mediums, and her works have been performed at theatres around the world, including Alice Tully Hall, Zankel Hall, Komische Oper in Berlin, South Bank Centre in London, Dr. Dantes Aveny in Copenhagen, and Teatro Carlos Gomes in Rio de Janeiro. Commissions include Kronos Quartet, Pilobolus, Lincoln Center Institute, and a new ballet-opera for Musiktheater im Revier entitled Death and the Painter, based on the life and work of artist Charlotte Salomon. Her music for film and television is regularly featured on PBS, and her soundtrack for the film Wendigo won the NPR/WNYC New Sounds Listeners Poll: Best New Soundtracks. Michelle is on the faculty at Juilliard, teaching in both the music and drama divisions.
Jason Grote previously collaborated with Seth Bockley on 1001 at Collaboraction (2010) and Theater on the Lake (2011); Civilization (all you can eat) at Clubbed Thumb (2011); Scheherazade (musical workshop; original music by Marisa Michelson) at The York Theater (2013); Yetsi’at Metzrayim (short) in Collaboraction’s Sketchbook Festival (2010). Other plays include Shostakovich, Maria/Stuart, and Hamilton Township. He wrote the text for David Levine’s HABIT (2013 OBIE) and has written for the television shows Mad Men (2014 WGA Award Nomination), Hannibal, and Smash. He is currently writing film adaptations of works by John Cheever and Hilary Mantel, is under commission from Soho Rep, and is writing a play for Radiohole. He was the 2006 P73 Playwriting Fellow, won the 2014 ACT New Play Award, and is an alumnus of New Dramatists.
Caleb Wertenbaker worked recently as Design Director for Preston Bailey Designs, before which he toured with the Trisha Brown Dance Company as Lighting Supervisor and Production Manager. He has designed scenery for plays and operas at many companies including Center Stage, the Boston Early Music Festival, Central City Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, and the Spoleto Festival USA. Caleb graduated from Oberlin College and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London.
Claudia Brown has designed costumes for film, theatre, and dance. She has worked at the Flea Theater, Playwrights Horizons, MCC Theater, and Soho Rep. She has designed costumes for The Vandal by Hamish Linklater; Dawn by Thomas Bradshaw; Oh, The Humanity by Will Eno; Family Furniture by A.R.Gurney; Crowbar, Bad Penny and Sincerity Forever by Mac Wellman; Like I Say and Limbo Tales by Len Jenkin; and Nixon’s Nixon by Russell Lees. Film credits include River’s Edge, Trust, The Ballad of Little Jo, Smoke, Copycat, and Starting Out in the Evening. Claudia has also designed costumes for the Hartford Ballet, Arizona Ballet, and Zig Zag Ballet.
Esteban Uribe is a New York-based film director, screenwriter, and editor from Bogotá, Colombia. After finishing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature at Universidad de los Andes, he completed both the Film Directing and Screenwriting Conservatory Programs at the New York Film Academy. He has worked as an editor and production assistant at Coldcuts Productions, field producer at BETV (Colombia), production coordinator’s assistant at Dynamo (Colombia), and as a camera operator for several institutional videos commissioned by the New York Institute of Arts and Design. His award-winning short films Riff (2012) and Schlock Fish (2014) have been selected by film festivals in the United States, Mexico, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, and Colombia.
David Hamlin is a multiple award-winning filmmaker and executive producer. He has written/produced/directed 100+ programs for broadcasters including NBC, PBS, and National Geographic. He has received numerous international awards, including two Emmys, and recently received his sixth Emmy nomination for his film War Elephants, which focuses on the profound struggles of elephants in war ravaged Mozambique. David is ecstatic to be part of the BASETRACK Live team.
Nicholas Lazzaro is thrilled to be part of BASETRACK Live. Nick’s most recent work was with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company as the Technical Director. He was the Production Manager for Theater Breaking Through Barriers since 2006. He has toured around the world with Aurelia Thierree’s L’Oratorio du Aurelia and works numerous Off¬Broadway productions and houses. Nicholas also spent two years as the Technical Director for Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.
Veteran Artist Program has worked, since 2009, with national veteran and arts organizations to produce eight music/theatrical live events, film three documentaries and one feature film, curate gallery exhibits, provide videography/photography services, and help organize more than thirty community improvement projects, including painting two murals in Baltimore and one in the Bronx. VAP has conducted projects in New York City, San Francisco, Baltimore, Washington DC, Chicago, Orlando, Denver, San Antonio, and San Diego. Projects include the Arts, Military + Healing Initiative in DC, the opening of Bloomberg’s Workforce1 Veteran Career Center in New York, the first ever all¬ veteran artist exhibit at the Pentagon, and the Arts and Service Celebration in New York City. VAP’s work has been seen on CNN, Fox News, ABC, BBC, MSNBC, and covered by NPR, Baltimore Sun, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. veteranartistprogram.org @vetartistprog
Stephanie Klapper is thrilled to be part of the BASETRACK Live team, having just worked with Anne Hamburger and Seth Bockley on WILDERNESS. Klapper Casting’s work is often seen on Broadway, Off-Broadway, regionally, and internationally, and on television, film, and the internet. She is the Resident Casting Director for Primary Stages in New York and continues her long collaborations with numerous companies such as New York Classical Theatre, Pearl Theatre Company, Peccadillo Theater Company, and Mint Theatre Company, amongst others. Stephanie is a member of the Casting Society of America and League of Professional Theatre Women.
Anne Hamburger has a long track record of spearheading cultural innovation and entrepreneurship. She founded and led En Garde Arts from 1985 through 1999 — pioneering site-specific theatre in New York, with Edwin Booth and Lee Reynolds Awards recognizing her work — and relaunched the company in 2014. Anne became Artistic Director of La Jolla Playhouse in 1999, developing the future Tony Award-winning musicals Thoroughly Modern Millie and Spring Awakening, before serving as an Executive Vice President at Disney and leading the creative development and production of all the major stage shows for the parks worldwide. Featuring the talent of such respected theatre artists as Francesca Zambello and Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, many of the shows developed under her near decade-long tenure are still running today. Anne is a member of the League of Professional Theatre Women and is the recipient of an Exceptional Merit in Media Award from the National Political Women’s Caucus. She graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Yale School of Drama and is currently adjunct faculty for the graduate Theatre Program at Columbia University School of the Arts.
  • MISSION

To produce bold, unconventional, and innovative multimedia and interdisciplinary theatre that marries content with community and inspires dialogue and debate about the salient issues of our time.

  • PROGRAMMING IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY:

Anne Hamburger | Founder & Artistic Director

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Maria Baranova Photography

Anne Hamburger | Founder

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Maria Baranova Photography

© 2016 En Garde Arts




© 2016 En Garde Arts