The American Soldier | The American Soldier Solo Show - Douglas Taurel
A solo show revealing the struggles American soldiers face at war and their internal struggles to come home. Based on real stories and accounts from soldiers' letters written from the American Revolution through to current day Afghanistan.
The American Soldier Show, Douglas Taurel, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Ed Fringe 2015, Ed Fringe
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“The American Soldier powerfully brings home the impact of war.” 

Huffington Post

Broadway World.




The American Soldier is a solo show that reveals the struggles American soldiers face at war and their internal struggles to come back home. Based on real stories and accounts from soldiers’ letters written from the American Revolution through current day Afghanistan.


This show strives to help us understand how and why it is so difficult for men and women in the armed services to re-enter our pedestrian life when they come home. It honors and exposes their flaws, their scars, their families and spirits with both humor and darkness.


Next Performance will be September 22nd in Connecticut at the Chekov International  Theatre  Festival! 

Tickets Info Coming Soon!


Performed at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage on Inauguration Weekend. 


*Nominated for Amnesty International Award

Annual Freedom of Expression Award honours an Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre production of excellent artistic merit that builds understanding and raises awareness about human rights in an inspirational way..

The Kennedy Center Responses

Red Hook, NY Responses

Austin Testimonials

Kansas Testimonials

Audience Responses - Houston

New Jersey Responses

Bannerman Castle Testimonials

4 Stars at Ed Fringe  Earned 4 stars at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015

“He’s in the zone…edgy and adrenalin-fuelled.”

   – The Scotsman


“Taurel gives each voice a sensitive, moving presence…He is utterly believable” 

  – British Theatre Guide


“Taurel commits totally to his characters in every circumstance…flawless and powerful.”

  – The Huffington Post


“Moved by the devotion of the performer”

    – Broadway Baby


“A striking one man show!”

   – Three Weeks


“Power of the show comes from the sincerity Taurel presents them”

    – The Stage


“Taurel has real talent!”

    – The List


“Genuine and honest”

    – Edinburgh Spotlight


“The American Soldier powerfully brings home the impact of war on the people who live it day in and day out. He plays each character with passion, nuance and heart…a must-see!”

  – Nancy I. Kelly, Producer, Mono a Mono Festival


“Douglas Taurel’s compact solo play about war and its affect on the everyday soldier…is tightly crafted and effective!” 

  – Erica Moffett, Women Around Town


“Douglas Taurel offers an unvarnished portrait of generations of warriors and the pressures that continue to mold them after their wars are over.”

 – John Chatterton, Curator & Producer of Midtown International Theatre Festival


“This is the greatest one man show to have ever play at TBH Arts Center”  

–  Javier S. Perez 


“Our theatre strives to create theatrical experiences that relate to and move our audience. Douglas Taurel’s THE AMERICAN SOLDIER certainly fulfilled that aspiration. Our audiences were deeply moved by his heartfelt performance. THE AMERICAN SOLDIER is a beautiful work of theatre.”

—Chris O’Connor, Mile Square Theatre Founder and Artistic Director


“The two performances were unforgettable!  Those that attended the two sold-out shows were moved beyond words at the power of the show and it’s messages. ”

– Frank Marquette, Producer of Theatre on the Road at Arts at the Chocolate Factory



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My Inspiration for the show