I Am the Machine Gunner
Sarah Gardner, John Hawthorne, & Sterling Melcher
Sunday, September 10
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.
Sarah Gardner is originally from Boise, ID where she worked as a performer, theater educator and director. She is an Artistic Associate with Migration Theory, a new devised theater company, and an MFA candidate in the UArts/Pig Iron Devised Performance Program.
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.
Thanks to: 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