In the winter of 2012 a community theatre in Birmingham, Alabama mounted an original drag musical, “Skanks in a One Horse Town.” “Skanks” follows the actors and creators from rehearsal through performance, at work, at their homes, and with their families. The cast of amateur performers bond to form a family of sorts while creating an unconventional show in religion and football-obessed Alabama.

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David McMahon (Director, Producer)

David McMahon is originally from Birmingham, Alabama. “Skanks” is his first film as a solo director. He previously co-directed “Bayou Blue” with Alix Lambert. He has a Master of Fine Arts from the University of California-San Diego and co-founded Apparition Productions, which produced both “Appartion” by Anne Washburn and “Deathbed” by Mark Schultz Off-Broadway.


  • Directed by David McMahon
  • Produced by David McMahon
  • Edited by Brendan Reed
  • Director of Photography  Cameron Cardwell
  • Cinematography by Chris Holmes
  • Produced by  Alan Oxman
  • Produced by Laura Cardwell
  • Producer Brendan Reed
  • Producer Daoud Heidami
  • Producer Brandon Miller
  • Sound David Smith
  • Production Assistant Owen Kerley
  • Original Music by Flannery Hooks
  • Original Songs by Flannery Hooks, Christoph Hooks, Billy Ray Brewton
  • Opening Titles by Ali Clark