I Am the Machine Gunner
Sarah Gardner, John Hawthorne, & Sterling Melcher
September 9 at 8:00pm
Firth & Wilson Transport CyclesMap
A young street criminal tries to digest bullets, blood, fire, fear, waves, piss – his grandfather’s war stories and his own brutal existence. We make a lot of noise and try to make sense of the violence of the 20th century. A play by contemporary Russian playwright Yury Klavdiev, accompanied by a new original score.
Produced by Sarah Gardner, John Hawthorne, and Sterling Melcher.
About the artists:
John Chandler Hawthorne is a creator/performer with a background in physical theater. Originally from Minnesota, he studied at Williams College and the University of Oxford before moving to Philly to train at the Pig Iron School, where he earned a graduate certificate.
Sterling Melcher is an interdisciplinary artist, currently based in Philadelphia; born in TX, raised in CA, educated in MN and CT. Sterling is a graduate of St. Olaf College and the National Theater Institute’s Advanced Director Semester. He is an MFA candidate in the UArts/Pig Iron Devised Performance Program.
Yury Klavdiev, John Freedman, Firth & Wilson Transport Cycles, Pig Iron Theatre Company, Devin Preston, Gina Murdock, and the magnificent residents of Werks Bearhouse.
FREE / 90 minutes