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

June 17, 2024

"GROUND CONTROL TO BABY TOM" by Emily McClain

"GROUND CONTROL TO BABY TOM" by Emily McClain. Directed by Devon McSherry. Performed by Karla Daly and Amy Pickrel.
June 10, 2024

"POSTPARTUM" by Jillian Blevins

"POSTPARTUM" by Jillian Blevins. Directed by Jonathan Cook. Performed by Marian Thibodeau and Matt Hoffman.
May 13, 2024

"IT'S HAPPENING IN YOUR REFRIGERATOR" by Greg Kotis

IT'S HAPPENING IN YOUR REFRIGERATOR written by Greg Kotis. Performed by Sol Baird, Brad King, and the Le Chat Noir Theatre cast of Urinetown the Musical.
April 15, 2024

"THAT NIGHT "BUTCHER" PETE GOT KNOCKED OUT BY JESSIE "THE CANNON" TESORI" by Jonathan Cook

THAT NIGHT "BUTCHER" PETE GOT KNOCKED OUT BY "THE CANNON" TESORI written by Jonathan Cook. Performed by Ian Russell, Bonnie Marie Williams, Robb Smith, Valentin Angel Fernandez, & Jonathan Cook.
March 27, 2024

"UNKNOWN NUMBER" by Greg Mandryk

"UNKNOWN NUMBER" written by Greg Mandryk. Directed by Chris Plumridge. Starring Jacquie Floyd, Barbara Guinan, Morey Norkin, Scott Sickles, Dana Hall, & Chris Plumridge.
March 5, 2024

"FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY" by Daniel Prillaman

FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY (aka THE BREAD PLAY) written by Daniel Prillaman. Directed by Jonathan Cook. Starring Roshelle Simpson, John D. Nelson, Valentin Angel Fernandez, Jacquie Floyd, & Jonathan Cook.

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.