Kazancev Centre of Dramaturgy and Directing (Russia)I am a machine gunner
In I Am a Machine Gunner the actor speaks the language of street gangs, but through his vulgar slang and modern reality, stigmatized with violence and the law of the street, lexical and time aspects show through. Into the mind of the grandson-bandit the conscience of his grandfather, the hero of a war for liberation of his country, sneaks in. Thus two epochs and two wars come together, a patriotic war for liberation and entirely modern bloody struggle without rules and aims. The Kazancev Centre of Dramaturgy and Directing moves the play where it seems to fit best – to DOC Theatre where the Centre stages a substantial proportion of their performances. I Am a Machine Gunner is an inner monologue of a young boy or inner monologue of his grandfather, a war hero, taking place at the moment when one feels like killing everybody around and killing oneself, too.