Modern Warrior LIVE is a theatrical performance about one veteran’s experience when returning to civilian life and his recovery from trauma. Narrated by co-creator Staff Sergeant Jaymes Poling, who spent three years in Afghanistan as an infantryman with the 82nd Airborne Division, this autobiographical production details Poling’s time in the military and his subsequent transition back home.
*FREE for Veterans*
$15.00 General Admission
Call (440) 951-7500 x100 to purchase tickets. Veterans who receive a free ticket still need to call in order to reserve their seat(s). Tickets are also available for purchase in-person at FAA’s Customer Service desk.
Handicap seating is available.
The delivery of performances will be through a series of screenings in the Corning Auditorium— free to our veteran community. The film is designed for veterans, active military, and their families, health professionals, high school students, and others interested in the health and well-being of our veteran populations. FAA will also have art and music programs available to meet the needs of veterans and their families.
The purpose of the project is to encourage dialogue and broaden understanding of the challenges faced by veterans helping to de-stigmatize veterans as victims by focusing on shared human experiences, providing hope and a deeper understanding across communities.
At this time, seating is limited in order to comply with social distancing requirements. Veteran support services and other community service agencies will be invited to host tables in the gallery during and after the screenings for ease of access to resources and support.
“Modern Warrior reminds veterans they are not victims and that they can use their experiences to grow and make significant contributions to society,” added Anthony Principi, Secretary of Veterans Affairs (2001 – 2005) and Vietnam Combat Veteran.
FAA is honored to be a 1st round recipient receiving a generous grant award of $10,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts to present in-person screenings of the film, Modern Warrior Live: the story and sound of a combat veteran’s journey by musician Dominick Farinacci and military veteran Jaymes Polling.
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.
Modern Warrior LiIVE
Date and Time
Friday Jun 11, 2021
Sunday Jun 13, 2021
Friday - June 11th 7:30-9:00pm
Saturday - June 12th, 2:00 - 3:30 pm and 7:30-9:00pm
Sunday - June 12th, 2:00 - 3:30 pm and ?7:30-9:00pm
FREE FOR VETERANS
15.00 General Public