By February 24, 2022, the war in Ukraine has been going on for 8 years. This text is dedicated to its very beginning - the Maidan 2014 in Kyiv and to the subsequent war in Eastern Ukraine. The country was divided into two zones - war and peace.
The Women and the Sniper is about how war changes the world, and vice versa; and how peacetime values can affect a soldier. In the play the destinies of a young sniper, Lyosha, and staff from the Museum of Art - Marina, Justina, the Museum Attendant, and Seryozha - are interwoven. Lyosha wants a peaceful life but has to fight and kill. The women are learning to live in a time of war, and at the same time - to be open, to care, to love.
The ragged structure of the text conveys an atmosphere of confusion and misunderstanding widespread among the civil people during the first months of the war.
EN Kytsenko Tetiana, The Women and the Sniper. Belarus Free Theatre. Staging a Revolution. New Plays From Eastern Europe (The VIII International Contest of Contemporary Drama). London: Oberton Books LTD, 2016