Complimentary Tickets Available to Veterans, Active Military and Family Members
Modern Warrior Live, a theatrical music experience co-created by United States Army Veteran Jaymes Poling and musician Dominick Farinacci, will make its New York City debut on Saturday, January 13 and Sunday, January 14, 7:30 p.m. in the Loreto Theater at the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, 18 Bleecker Street. The show 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 Farinacci (Mack Avenue recording artist and former Global Ambassador, Jazz at Lincoln Center), leading an esteemed band featuring Christian Tamburr, Shenel Johns, Will Blaze, Keita Ogawa, Salar Nadar, Jonathan Winfree, Chris George, Jeremiah Napier, and Orlando Watson.
The Modern Warrior initiative builds bridges between veteran and civilian communities through live performances, collaborative workshops, and informative panel discussions. Focused on stories of post-traumatic growth, the team aims to help destigmatize our veterans’ experiences through a deeper understanding from the community and by providing inspirational hope for all.
Tickets are available online (https://sheencenter.org/shows/modernwarrior/) and at the door: $35 general admission and $10 for students (w/ valid student ID); and complimentary tickets are available for veterans/active military and their families (w/ valid veteran/military ID). For more information visit http://www.modernwarriorlive.org or call (212) 925-2812.