Modern Warrior

The story and sound of a combat veteran's journey

"Modern Warrior LIVE heals the mental scars of war."

- Anthony Principi

(Combat Veteran & Secretary of Veterans Affairs 2001-2005)

In addition to the original theatre performance, we've designed Modern Warrior LIVE to be adaptable to various healthcare and education settings, which include:

  • Hospitals (VA and other)

  • Outpatient Clinics (e.g., Community Mental Health Centers)

  • Schools & other educational settings


Further, Modern Warrior LIVE has been featured at various mental health conferences, foundation events & galas, and through residency-based touring, collaborates with government and civic departments, and with faith-based & other community organizations in each city we visit.  

Recent healthcare performances / Residencies include: 

Our Mental Health & Education Advisor is Dr. Patrick Palmieri, Director of the Traumatic Stress Center at Summa Health in Akron, OH. For events specific to healthcare communities, he works closely with organizations to properly tailor a Modern Warrior LIVE visit. 

About Dr. Patrick Palmieri

Patrick Palmieri, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and the Director of the Summa Health Traumatic Stress Center, Akron, OH. The Center focuses on providing empirically supported interventions for trauma-related problems, trains health care providers on trauma-informed methods, and conducts research on traumatic stress.  

Dr. Palmieri has been at Summa Health since 2004 and holds appointments as Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Northeast Ohio Medical University and Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology at Kent State University. He received his BA from the State University of New York at Binghamton and his MA and PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He completed a clinical internship at the Danville (IL) VA Medical Center, a postdoctoral fellowship in quantitative psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has been licensed in Ohio since 2006. He co-chairs the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services’ Trauma Informed Care Advisory Committee and he chairs the Summit County Trauma Informed Care Coalition.

Dr. Palmieri’s clinical interests are in the assessment and cognitive-behavioral treatment of mood, anxiety, and stress-related disorders. Much of this clinical work has involved combat veterans experiencing Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and its commonly co-occuring conditions. His research has focused on risk and resilience factors of PTSD, the nature and trajectories of post-trauma responding, development of tools assessing PTSD and PTSD risk, evaluation of PTSD treatments, and the role of trauma and PTSD in physical health. His risk assessment research has focused on military personnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, with the goal of accurately identifying those who at high risk for developing persistent post-deployment mental health problems.

View Dr. Palmieri's LinkedIn Profile HERE