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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 36: Off Center

Sept. 26, 2022

OFF CENTER: Melody, a somewhat eccentric older woman, sits in front of her favorite painting at the art museum, a white dot painted slightly off center on a black background. It's closing time and the new security guard, Lin…

Ep 35: A Perfect Two

Sept. 12, 2022

A PERFECT TWO: In this romantic comedy, tension begins to rise when a couple decides to play a little game of “how would you rate your partner on a scale from one to ten”. It turns out that being perfect for each other doesn…

Ep 34: A Benevolent Alliance of Mourners

Aug. 29, 2022

A BENEVOLENT ALLIANCE OF MOURNERS: A student, home from college to attend the funeral of a friend, and a singer, hired to perform at the service, meet by chance outside the church, conversing, confessing, and connecting in u…

Ep 33: Wedding Bell Blues

Aug. 12, 2022

WEDDING BELL BLUES: A mother's nose gets out of joint when discussing her daughter's wedding plans. She feels left out and feeling down until she opens her birthday present from her daughter. Written by Marj O'Neill-Butler D…

Ep 32: A Wicked Slice

July 27, 2022

A WICKED SLICE: A trio of golfers are searching for a lost golf ball, but what they find as they venture of the fair way makes them realize that maybe they should've just taken the penalty stroke instead. Written by John Bus…

Ep 31: New Kid Next Door

July 4, 2022

NEW KID NEXT DOOR: Two siblings are stuck with the weird, creepy - and ultimately maybe not even human - kid from next door, on July Fourth, when there are firecrackers to be stolen and played with. Let freedom ring! Written…