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!
Gather by the Ghost Light is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) company. Donations are tax deductible and always welcome!

Recent Episodes

Jan. 29, 2024

"COMMUNAL TABLE" by Jenny Lyn Bader

COMMUNAL TABLE is a comedy about shared space, public conversation, and whether we can all just get along. Written by Jenny Lyn Bader and performed by Elizabeth D. Moore, Shelby Lauren Smith, & Mickey Lay.
Jan. 16, 2024

"IMMERSION THERAPY" by David MacGregor

IMMERSION THERAPY: The best husband in the world gives his wife the ultimate birthday present. Performed by Devon McSherry, Jonathan Cook, and Tommy Cooper.
Dec. 18, 2023

"SANTA DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE" by Patrick Gabridge

SANTA DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE: Mom and Dad have never gotten around to telling Jeffrey that there’s no Santa. He’s 30, and he still believes. This Christmas the truth comes out about Santa, as well as a few other family se…
Dec. 4, 2023

"SANTA THE CLAUSE" by Ron Burch

SANTA THE CLAUSE: Santa Claus and his elf Beedle visit the holiday office party of Mr. Hargraves, the rich CEO of Awesome Toys, to make him an offer he can't refuse. Written by Ron Burch Directed by Jonathan Cook Perform…
Nov. 13, 2023

"KINGDUMB: Act 2" by Jonathan Cook (LIVE Event Recording)

This episode is ACT 2 of the full-length play KINGDUMB. KINGDUMB is a fun story full of absurdist humor and illogical behavior. There’s a new King in the land that has initiated a mysterious new tax on the citizens. Outraged…
Nov. 13, 2023

"KINGDUMB: Act 1" by Jonathan Cook (LIVE Event Recording)

This episode is ACT 1 of the full-length play KINGDUMB. KINGDUMB is a fun story full of absurdist humor and illogical behavior. There’s a new King in the land that has initiated a mysterious new tax on the citizens. Outraged…

About the Host

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Jonathan Cook

Creator and Host

Jonathan Cook is an award-winning playwright and film-maker based in Augusta, GA. Many of his stage plays have been produced around the World and he's a six-time recipient of the Porter Fleming Literary Award.