Cleveland, Ohio (November 23, 2022)
NEOPAT was proud to be a co-sponsor for Modern Warrior LIVE which is a uniquely immersive narrative and music experience that chronicles one veteran’s journey. US Army Veteran Jaymes Poling shares the story of his three deployments in Afghanistan and subsequent transition back home. The production was originally created as a live performance, and the team has done more than 100 shows around the country since its inception in 2017. In addition to resuming live performances post-pandemic, our completed film adaptation serves as a way to reach and impact more communities around the country. Jaymes’ story is his own, but the themes explored in the show are universal. Generations of veterans, and countless civilians, have seen the show and found deep connection with the stories and experiences. Modern Warrior LIVE aims to break down the societal barriers that leave veterans feeling alone. It is a catalyst for meaningful conversation about mental health, post-traumatic growth, and the veteran experience. As the pandemic has exacerbated existing mental health and personal challenges, and the exit from Afghanistan has understandably brought additional complex and difficult feelings and conversations to the forefront, the story of Modern Warrior Live and the conversation it sparks is more important now than ever.