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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

In Context: BASETRACK Live

BASETRACK Live runs at BAM from November 11—15. Context is everything, so get even closer to the show with this curated selection of original blog pieces, articles, interviews, and videos related to the production. Once you've seen it, help us keep the conversation going by telling us what you thought below.

Program Notes



Visit the production's official website.

Photos from the BASETRACK Archive (
Embedded journalists in Afghanistan took these photos, which form the backbone of BASETRACK Live.

BASETRACK Live: Virtually Home (BAM blog)
"BASETRACK Live is about the human side of war," says the BASETRACK producer. "It shows a truthful, unblemished picture of a group of young men who go to war and come back changed."

War in the Theater: From Ajax to A.J. (BAM blog)
September's Theater of War presentation concluded with an audience discussion examining the psychological impact of war on combat warriors and those close to them.

BASETRACK Live Marks Reboot of En Garde Arts (American Theatre)
BASETRACK producer Annie Hamburger talks to American Theatre about bringing military and civilians together through art.

Covering Marines at War, Through Facebook (The New York Times)
How to define the new journalism? For the creator of BASETRACK, it involves iPhones, WordPress and soldiers talking about war on their own terms.

Citizen Theatre: Anne Hamburger on BASETRACK Live (
"What was compelling about BASETRACK," says the En Garde arts founder, "was that it wasn’t pro-war or anti-war. Rather it was about the impact of war: it’s emotional and human dimension."

Michelle Di Bucci (The Juilliard Journal)
The BASETRACK Live composer talks about zombies, technology, and Berg's Wozzeck. 

StoryCorps' Military Voices Initiative (
Join the oral history project for a reception after BASETRACK Live performances on November 12 and 15 to continue the conversation.

Watch & Listen 

BASETRACK Live Trailer (YouTube)
Watch a trailer for the show.

Balazs Gardi: Snapshots of War and the Water Crisis (YouTube)
Learn more about the Basetrack photographer's latest project.

Now your turn...

So how did you enjoy the show? Likes? Dislikes? Surprises? Tell us what's on your mind in the comments below.


  1. What do I think about the show? I don't know yet because I'm not watching the show until tomorrow night!!!

  2. The show was FANTASTIC!!! I wish it had a longer run here in NYC so more could have experienced it. Very powerful...


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