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Gather by the Ghost Light

Gather by the Ghost Light

GATHER BY THE GHOST LIGHT is a storytelling podcast in radio theater format. Think of the Ghost Light as your campfire. Gather around and listen to stories from a variety of genres. Playwright, Jonathan Cook, is the host of the series and most of the stories you hear were originally written as short stage plays that have been produced in theatres around the World. Short play festivals have become wildly popular in recent years and they have given emerging playwrights a platform for their work. The audio plays produced on this podcast are mostly selected from Festival Award Winners giving these talented playwrights an even wider audience for their stories. We welcome you to join us in this journey as we extend the voices of emerging playwrights!

Recent Episodes

Ep 45: The Ticket

Jan. 18, 2023

THE TICKET: Mary, Tracey, and Gazzara work as night shift call center reps. They hate each other and also have a weird fascination with furries. And tonight, they're playing the lotto. Written by Franky D. Gonzalez Directed …

Ep 44: The Shelf on the Elf: A Brick Fistula Mystery

Dec. 24, 2022

THE SHELF ON THE ELF: A BRICK FISTULA MYSTERY - It's a murder at the North Pole. Did Santa slay? Brick Fistula, hard-drinking, fast-talking, private eye is gonna find out who’s naughty... and who’s guilty! Written by John Bu…

Ep 43: Homo for Christmas

Dec. 19, 2022

HOMO FOR CHRISTMAS: Ashley has brought her new girlfriend, Skyler, home for Christmas to meet her family — who turn out to be exceptionally bad at adapting to change. Written by John Bavoso Directed by Jonathan Cook Performe…

Ep 42: The Ultimate Christmas Question

Dec. 15, 2022

THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS QUESTION: Maggie & Jeff are facing the volatile world of a bind date with the added perils of trying to choose a Christmas film for their date. What makes a movie a Christmas movie? Written by Rachel F…

Ep 41: The Santa Thing

Dec. 8, 2022

THE SANTA THING: Taylor is excited to bring her girlfriend home to meet her folks for Christmas. There's just one thing that they need to talk about beforehand. The Santa thing. Written by Greg Lam Directed by Jonathan Cook …

Ep 40: The Bear (Part 1: Beginnings)

Nov. 21, 2022

THE BEAR (Part 1: BEGINNINGS) - Part one of The Bear series of monologues. Bear begins life in a little town house in Frankfurt, 1941, but all is not well with the world...... Written by Christopher Plumridge Directed by Jon…