Russian playwright Mikhail Durnenkov, who visited Vilnius to teach in play reading festival’s Dramokratija workshop on propaganda, has an exceptionally wide smile. Always in a good mood, the writer inspired upcoming playwrights and shared his experiences. M. Durnenkov has quite a lot things to tell – in early days he used to work as an engineer and a plumber, he was part of Arctic expedition during which he wrote a play („On the edge of the earth“ is the first BBC World play, written in Arctic circle), during a protest against annexation of Crimea he was arrested by police. These and other experiences often turn into plays. And this, theatre and future are what we sat down to talk about.