BAM's Next Wave Festival Presents NY Premiere of Basetrack Beginning Nov. 11

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Basetrack, a new play adapted from interviews with Marine veterans and their families, makes its New York premiere as part of Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival beginning Nov. 11.

Performances continue through Nov. 15 at BAM's Harvey Theater.

In addition to LaMarr and Bloom, the cast includes Tyler LaMarr, Ashley Bloom, Trevor Exter (cello), Kenneth Rodriguez (DJ, pianist), Melanie “Mazz” Swift (violin) and Daniele Cavalca (drums, percussion).

Created by En Garde Arts and Edward Bilous, Basetrack was adapted by Jason Grote in collaboration with Seth Bockley and Anne Hamburger. Bockley directs "a cast of actors [who] delve into the experience of the Marines — and their families — as they enlist, deploy, serve and return home fundamentally changed."

Basetrack is built entirely from interviews conducted by the artistic team with veterans and their families. In performance the interviews are accompanied by a cascade of images and sound, including an electro-acoustic score composed by Edward Bilous, Michelle DiBucci and Greg Kalember and performed onstage by a four-piece band.

The performances are part of a national tour that will bring together veteran and civilian audiences and will include a community engagement initiative, MHA-NYC's Stories We Carry (SWC), structured conversations between veterans and civilians about the impact of war led by Scott Thompson, project director of Stories We Carry. The creative team for Basetrack also includes Caleb Wertenbaker (set design); Paul Hudson (lighting design); Claudia Brown (costume design); William David Fastenow (performance technology design); Michelle DiBucci (music direction); Sarah Outhwaite, Paul Howells and Estaban Uribe (video design and editing); and Balazs Gardi (photography).

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