Basting has written extensively on issues of aging and representation, including two books, Forget Memory: Creating better lives for people with dementia (2009) (www.forgetmemory.org) and The Stages of Age: Performing Age in Contemporary American Culture (1998). Her numerous articles and essays have been published across multiple disciplines. Basting has received a Rockefeller Fellowship, a Brookdale National Fellowship, and numerous major grants for her scholarly and creative endeavors, which include a dozen plays and public performances. She founded (1998) and directs the TimeSlips Project. Basting is at work on the Penelope Project, a professionally produced play to be staged inside a nursing home, inspired by residents' discussions on the myth of Penelope from Homer's Odyssey.