A Small Town Anywhere

Theatre for a playing audience of around 30: a roomful of mostly strangers take hats and badges to become citizens of a small town for the most momentous week of its history. Simmering gossip and tensions between the two tribes of Wrens and Larks are stirred to boiling point by the poison-pen signing themselves as The Raven. Can solidarity survive?

Inspired by Clouzot’s film Le Corbeau, and the story of its making, A Small Town Anywhere was a co-commission for Coney from Battersea Arts Centre and the National Theatre Studio.

A Small Town Anywhere, BAC 2009 from Greg McLaren on Vimeo.

I was director, interactive dramaturg, and head of the Town’s post sorting office.