BIOGRAPHY: Taurel has been nominated for the Innovative Theater Award and the prestigious United Kingdom Amnesty International Award for his work with his play The American Soldier. He was commissioned by the Library of Congress to write, create and perform his second solo show, An American Soldier’s Journey Home, which commemorates the ending of the First World War and tells the story of Irving Greenwald, a soldier in the 308 Regiment and part of the Lost Battalion. He was invited to performed the play twice at the Library of Congress.
He’s active producer with recently finished producing a seven part TV-series called Landing Home which is now Amazon and Vimeo On Demand which he wrote, directed, and produced. He’s appeared in numerous television shows, including The Affair, Mr. Robot, The Americans, Blue Bloods, Person of Interest, The Following, Damages, NYC 22, Believe and Nurse Jackie to name a few. In the indie-film world, he has appeared in numerous films, including The Cobbler (starring Adam Sandler and Dustin Hoffman), The Kindergarten Teacher (starring Maggie Gyllenhaal) and recently finished filming No Justice for the Wicked.
On stage, he was performed his one man show, The American Soldier at the Kennedy Center twice in 2016 and 2019, Library of Congress and through out the country in over 16 cities and 13 states. He’s also been fortunate to perform on some of New York’s most established theaters, some role include George in Of Mice and Men and The New York Times said of his work, “Douglas is a fine actor as George”, An Enemy of the People (Barrow Group Theatre), Othello (The Shakespeare Project), King Lear (Houston Shakespeare Festival and True West where he reversed both roles of Lee & Austin on Off-Broadway and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland, Three Weeks Daily said of his work as Austin, “Douglas portrayal of Austin is a moving and stunning piece of work by an actor.”