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Photo of Marines at Christmas

En Garde Arts Presents


Created by Edward Bilous
Co-Composed by Edward Bilous, Michelle Dibucci, and Greg Kalember
Adapted by Jason Grote | Directed by Seth Bockley
Presented in Association with ArKtype

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 (8 pm)
UNCW Kenan Auditorium

AFGHANISTAN, 2010 -- a team of photographers and journalists, embedded with the First Battalion, Eighth Marines (out of Camp Lejeune), began composing a Facebook page and website which captured the stories and images of modern day Marines and their families. These social media pages (which to date have received over five million hits) became powerful tools for families and active military stationed overseas to communicate with each other. They also became the inspiration for a new a multi-media performance touring the nation during 2014/15.

BASETRACK Live captures the words, images and stories of the First Battalion, Eighth Marines, military service personnel, veterans and their families. An engaging and engrossing theatrical experience, the live performance uses multimedia projections, spoken word and live contemporary music to tell the stories of America's military, as they struggle to cope with separation from their families, the uncertainties of war and returning to the civilian world.

Part of a nationwide tour, the BASETRACK Live project raises awareness, promotes communication and focuses national attention on the issues facing our returning veterans -- inspiring them to become co-authors of history and providing civilians a candid look at the lives of ordinary people changed by extraordinary circumstances.

A reception, hosted by the UNCW Student Veteran Organization, is open to all attendees immediately following the performance

Artist in Residence (Nov. 3 - 6, 2014)

As part of UNCW's Artist in Residence Program, the artists of BASETRACL Live will conduct special workshops and presentations leading up to the performance.

Setting the Stage: Meet the BASETRACK Live Artists
Monday, November 3, 2014 | 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
UNCW Kenan Auditorium (601 S. College Rd.)
Free and open to the public.
Seating is limited. RSVP at the Kenan Auditorium Box 910-962-3500.

Panel Discussion: "Challenges Faced... Challenges Overcome"
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 | 6 - 8 p.m.
UNCW Kenan Hall, Room 1111
525 Kenan Hall Drive on the campus of UNCW
Free and open to the public

Creative Writing Workshop
Wednesday, November 5 2014 | 6 - 8 p.m.
UNCW Kenan Hall, Room 1211
525 Kenan Hall Drive on the campus of UNCW
Free and open to the public


This performance is presented in observation of Veteran's Day 2014 and commemorates the anniversary year of two significant wars in U.S. history -- the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I and the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War.

Funded in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Theater Project, with lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

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