NOVEMBER 8 & 9, 2017 | 7:30PM SIMON AND ROSE MANDEL THEATRE 4250 RICHMOND ROAD, HIGHLAND HILLS, OHIO 44122 (TRI-C EASTERN CAMPUS)
Modern Warrior LIVE is a theatrical music experience co-created by U.S. Army veteran Jaymes Poling and musician Dominick Farinacci. This dynamic production explores the psychological weights of war, the challenges of reintegration as a civilian, and the potential for positive personal and communal growth. Poling, a former infantry Staff Sergeant in the 82nd Airborne Division who spent three years in Afghanistan, narrates the autobiographical production detailing his time in the military and his subsequent transition to civilian life back home. It’s complemented by dynamic musical performances by Dominick Farinacci (Mack Avenue recording artist and former Global Ambassador, Jazz at Lincoln Center) leading an esteemed band and guest vocalists. The Modern Warrior initiative builds bridges between veteran and civilian communities through live performances, collaborative workshops, and informative panel discussions. By focusing on stories of post-traumatic growth, the production aims to help destigmatize our veterans’ experiences through a deeper understanding from the community and by providing inspirational hope for all.