Douglas Taurel is a professional actor and the creator of The American Soldier, an award-winning solo show that honors veterans and their families. It is a play based on actual letters written by veterans and their families from the American Revolution to the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It has performed in over 34 cities, including the Kennedy Center in 2016 and 2019, The Library of Congress, and Off-Broadway. He was nominated for an Amnesty International Award when he performed in Scotland.