2014

World premiere at Brooklyn Academy of Music, NY
Toured to over 40 cities nationwide with extensive engagement programming

Created by Edward Bilous
Composed by Michelle DiBucci, Edward Bilous, & Greg Kalember
Co-adapted by Jason Grote, in collaboration with Seth Bockley & Anne Hamburger
Directed by Seth Bockley
Music Direction by Michelle DiBucci

Starring Ashley Bloom and Christopher Boucher
Kenneth Rodriguez – DJ, rapper, Trumpet, Keyboard
Mazz Swift – recorded Violin, Electric Violin, Vocals
Trevor Exter – recorded Cello

Lighting Design by Paul Hudson
Set Design by Caleb Wertenbaker
Costume Design by Claudia Brown
Video & Projection Design by Sarah Outhwaite
Video Editing by Paul Howells and Esteban Uribe
Performance Technology Design by William David Fastenow
Production Stage Manager Lauren Parrish

BASETRACK Live has traveled to 40 cities across the country and will have its next incarnation at Fort Hood, the largest military base in the country. At the invitation of the Commanding General and the Army’s Community Hospital Behavioral Health Program, BASETRACK Live will be presented to encourage conversation and build community around the issues of the impact of war on families.

“…this production brings the gritty, brutal truths alive in ways that nothing I’ve read or seen has succeeded in doing.”

The New York Times

Photos and Videos

Basetrack Live would not be possible without support from:

MetLife Foundation and piece by piece productions

BASETRACK Live was made possible with funding from 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. Co-commissioned by ASU Gammage.  We are grateful to ASU Gammage and The ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts for providing a production residency and commissioning support.  With added thanks and appreciation to University of Florida Performing Arts.

Press

Focusing on Impacts of War
July 10, 2014 – The Gainesville Sun

Broadway World Interviews: BASETRACK LIVE — Not an Ordinary Show
September 11, 2014 – Broadway World

Multimedia-Style Documentary on Afghanistan War Debuts National Tour at UT
September 10, 2014 – The Daily Texan

BASETRACK Live is a Powerful, Engaging Multimedia Production
September 16, 2014 – The Daily Texan

BASETRACK Live Marks Reboot of En Garde Arts
October 14, 2014 – American Theatre

Citizen Theatre: Anne Hamburger on BASETRACK Live
October 28, 2014 – HowlRound

BASETRACK Live Takes Intimate Look at Marine’s Journey to War and Back
October 29, 2014 – Stars and Stripes

BASETRACK Live — Virtually Home
November 11, 2014 – Brooklyn Academy of Music Blog

BASETRACK Live
November 11, 2014 – Charlie Rose

Tours of Duty and the Price Paid at Home
November 12, 2014 – The New York Times

BASETRACK Live, the Story of a Marine’s Deployment and His Return Home
November 14, 2014 – The New York Times

Hope at the End of the War
November 24, 2014 – Culturebot

Charles Isherwood’s Best Theater of 2014
December 10, 2014 – The New York Times

BASETRACK Live to Tell Veterans’ Stories on Stage
January 9, 2015 – Miami New Times