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Off-Broadway play comes to Sarasota in honor of Veterans Day; THE AMERICAN SOLDIER

29 Oct 2018 9:15 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)


When:   Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 5:30 pm hors-d'oeuvres, beer, win, 7:00 pm Show

Where:   Gold Coast Eagle Distributing, 7051 Wireless Court, Sarasota FL 34240

Tickets:   $100 (includes hors-d’oeuvres, beer, wine and show)


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Experienced stage, film, and television actor, Douglas Taurel, performs and tours his powerful solo play The American Soldier. Based on real stories and factual accounts from soldier and family member letters written from the American Revolution all the way through current day Afghanistan, it examines the struggles that soldiers and their families face when returning home from combat.


In 75 minutes, enhanced by an interplay of sound and lights, Taurel enters into the personas of 14 veterans and their family members, telling their story of courage and sacrifice. The American Soldier is a journey through the American story, with moments that resound with lasting meaning for both audiences old enough to remember and those young enough to yearn for inspiration.


The American Soldier has been nominated for the Amnesty International Award for theatre excellence, received 4 stars internationally, performed at the Kennedy Center, the Library of Congress twice, and has been featured in The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, Military Times, and Time Out.


This fundraiser is made possible by the following sponsors: Keith & Linda Monda, Fay & Jerry Bainbridge, Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Charles & Margery Barancik FoundationGold Coast Eagle Distributing, and Sabal Palm Bank.


"Onstage Taurel commits totally to his characters…flawlessly and powerful”

- The Huffington Post


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

- British Theatre Guide


About Harvest House

Harvest House has been a human services provider in Sarasota County since 1992 starting with just 6 beds for men in recovery. We now provide supportive housing for homeless families, veterans, youth ages 18-24, and adults with a history of homelessness and incarceration due to substance abuse with 415 beds across 9 campuses and 25 affordable rentals throughout Sarasota and Manatee Counties. 

The Veterans Empowered through Transitional Services (VETS) program was created in 2011 to address the unique needs of Veterans. VETS assists male veterans who have struggled with emotional trauma and substance abuse after their service by offering housing set in a therapeutic community, recovery and life skill classes, and case management services. Since 2010, Harvest House has served over 200 veterans with transitional housing and support services.


About Douglas Taurel

Taurel has been nominated for an Innovative Theater Award and Amnesty International Award. He’s appeared in numerous television shows including Mr. Robot, The Americans, Blue Bloods, Person of Interest, The Following, Damages, NYC 22, Believe, and Nurse Jackie. In the indie world he has appeared in numerous films, including The Cobbler (starring Adam Sandler and Dustin Hoffman directed by Tom McCarthy), Delivery at the HBO Latin Films Festival and the upcoming The Kindergarten Teacher (starring Maggie Gyllenhall and directed by Sara Conlangelo). Taurel was commissioned by the Library of Congress to write and perform his second solo show, An American Soldier’s Journey Home, which commemorates the ending of the First World War and tells the story of Irving Greenwald, a soldier in the 308 Regiment and part of the Lost Battalion. He performed the play twice at the Library of Congress on Veterans Day and Memorial Day of 2017. He’s recently finished filming the Web TV Series Landing Home, which he wrote and directed. It tells the story of a veteran having a hard time to adjusting out of the military.

Mr. Taurel is available for interviews. To arrange interviews and press seats for review, please contact: Douglas Taurel (917) 734 4570

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