I’ve just been building an on-line archive of a big community theatre venture I produced and directed a few years back.
It can be found at blockleymysteryplays.org.uk
It is undoubtedly the thing I am most proud of in my entire career – and none of us got paid. But it was a living embodiment of my political views as a community worked so hard together to make it happen. The doing of it was indeed more important than the output – although the output was pretty amazing if I say so myself.
It’s also perhaps surprising because it is a retelling of the Christian founding myths and I’m not a Christian. I did occasionally wonder what I was doing putting so much time and effort into producing such high quality Christian propaganda – which is what the Medieval Mystery Plays were – but these doubts were crushed by the power of the community spirit that overcame everyone involved.