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Gather by the Ghost Light

Gather by the Ghost Light

GATHER BY THE GHOST LIGHT is 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 28: Closing Doors

May 4, 2022

CLOSING DOORS: When fourth-grade teacher Sandra is criticized by old friend and Assistant Principal Valerie for breaking protocol in an active shooter drill, they must decide how they can save both their friendship and their…

Ep 27: Choices

April 20, 2022

CHOICES: A debtor burdened by crushing student loans is offered a way out … but is the deal too good to be true? Written by James McLindon Directed by Jonathan Cook Performed by:Chelsea Mahoney and Eric Odom Intro/Outro musi…

Ep 26: Science Friction; or the Rapid Deconstruction of a Rational Mind

March 14, 2022

SCIENCE FRICTION; OR THE RAPID DECONSTRUCTION OF A RATIONAL MIND: A deep dive into her boyfriend’s Sci-Fi favorites sends Daisy over the deep end. Written by Ken Preuss Directed by Jonathan Cook Performed by:Anissa Cordova a…

Ep 25: Marigold

Feb. 7, 2022

MARIGOLD: A man enjoying a day at the park unwillingly becomes a part of a murder for hire plot when he encounters two strangers who both mistake his identity. A deal is made, money is transferred, and the marigolds are quit…

Ep 24: Monsters Beyond the Midnight Zone

Jan. 17, 2022

MONSTERS BEYOND THE MIDNIGHT ZONE: Miles beneath the ocean’s surface, two scientists are left in complete darkness when the lights on their deep-water submersible are taken out by something lurking in the depths of the Maria…

Ep 23: It’s a Wonderful Satan

Dec. 24, 2021

IT'S A WONDERFUL SATAN: An abridged, twisty retelling of 'It's A Wonderful Life.' Satan is at their lowest point when met by a demon named Clarence. It's up to Clarence to help Satan regain their confidence while also earnin…