All I have to do is walk out on the street and see someone, and I immediately know where they are headed, how much money they have in their wallet, what kind of furniture is in their home. What is a playwright if not a keen observer? I just need to watch, pay attention. I love ordinary people. I love writing about them because the affection for the humiliated and the downtrodden has always been the lifeblood of our literature, says world-renowned playwright Nikolai Kolyada in an interview to Europost.