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

CREATIVE TEAM

  • 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

Select Photographs by
Maria Baranova Photography

Anne Hamburger | Founder

Select Photographs by
Maria Baranova Photography

© 2016 En Garde Arts




© 2016 En Garde Arts