The American Soldier | Upcoming Shows
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Upcoming Shows 2017:

  • Kansas at the Beach Schmidt Performing Arts Center, September 7th & 8th
  • Jamestown – Yorktown Foundation, Virginia September 28th – Sep 30th, 2017
  • The Library of Congress, Veterans Day
  • United States Congress,  December
  • Potential Shows TBA for Tennessee, South Carolina, New Jersey & Kansas


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In 55 minutes, this Off Broadway Award Nominated show explores the bravery and difficulties our veterans with PTSD and their families face on a daily basis. Enhanced by an interplay of sound and lights. The show enters the personas of 14 veterans and their family members, telling their stories of courage and sacrifice.  It honors and exposes their scars and spirits with both darkness and humor.


The 4 Star Show is based on real letters written by veterans and their family members from the American Revolution all the way through current day Afghanistan. 


The Kennedy Performance Trailer

Huffington Post

Time Out New York

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The Scotsman

Broadway World.

Performed at The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage


Nominated for Amnesty International Award

Annual Freedom of Expression Award for excellent artistic merit that builds understanding and raises awareness about human rights in an inspirational way.


4 Stars at Ed Fringe

Given 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…a must-see!”

  – Nancy Kelly, Curator & 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!”

– 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


“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