En Garde Arts
In 2010, while embedded with the First Battalion, Eighth Marines in southern Afghanistan, a group of photojournalists led by Teru Kuwayama started a revolutionary online project called Basetrack. Connecting battalion members with their families and others around the globe, the web platform became an indispensable tool of citizen journalism, documenting a range of perspectives on the emotional tolls of war.
Inspired by Kuwayama’s project, Basetrack makes its way to the stage. Developed by Edward Bilous and directed by Seth Bockley, this multimedia work features stunning images and video footage from the Basetrack archives. Accompanied by Michelle DiBucci’s electro-acoustic score, actors and a band on stage give voice to the Marines and their families—based on interviews adapted by Jason Grote—offering a powerful look at our nation’s longest war.
Created by Edward Bilous
Composed by Michelle DiBucci, Edward Bilous and Greg Kalember
Directed by Seth Bockley
Adapted by Jason Grote in collaboration with Seth Bockley and Anne Hamburger
Adapted by Jason Grote
Music direction by Michelle DiBucci
Performance technology design by William David Fastenow
Lighting design by Paul Hudson
Set design by Caleb Wertenbaker
Costume design by Claudia Brown
Based on the website One-Eight Basetrack launched by Teru Kuwayama with his photographs and videos and those by Balazs Gardi and Tivadar Domaniczky
En Garde Arts is an innovative theater company headed by Anne Hamburger.