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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 48: ”Open Mic Night” by Evan Baughfman

March 16, 2023

OPEN MIC NIGHT: Surprises await audience members at a mysterious “Open Mic” performance. Written by Evan Baughfman Directed by Jonathan Cook Performed by:Julian Diaz as "Mike", Mickey Lay as "Michael", and Karla Fischback as…

Ep 47: ”XIERNON FROM GLIXTAR” by Maripat Allen

Feb. 22, 2023

XIERNON FROM GLIXTAR: A husband and wife try to escape an alien abduction that turns out to be a little friendlier than they originally thought. Written by Maripat Allen Directed by Jonathan Cook Performed by:Casey Johnson a…

Ep 46: ”RECESS” by Kara Emily Krantz

Feb. 13, 2023

RECESS: Two children enact on the playground how they imagine life would be like as adults. But perhaps they are merely practicing for the future, and they are destined to spend their lives together. Written by Kara Emily Kr…

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…