Oct. 27, 2022

”PETE & PETRIA’S PETRIFYING PODCAST” by Dana Hall & David Lipschutz

”PETE & PETRIA’S PETRIFYING PODCAST” by Dana Hall & David Lipschutz

PETE AND PETRIA'S PETRIFYING PODCAST: Two thrill seeking podcast hosts take on a little too much when they decide to do a live stream investigation at a notorious haunted house.
Written by Dana Hall and David Lipschutz
Directed by Jonathan Cook

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Gather by the Ghost Light

PETE AND PETRIA'S PETRIFYING PODCAST: Two thrill seeking podcast hosts take on a little too much when they decide to do a live stream investigation at a notorious haunted house.

Written by Dana Hall and David Lipschutz

Directed by Jonathan Cook

Performed by:
Robb Smith as "Pete", Dana Hall as "Petria", Arelis Rivera as "Michelle", Jacquelyn Floyd as "Anna", Adam Cowart as "Bennie", Rick Davis as "Herbert", and introducing Felicity Thibodeau as "Magdalena"

Intro/Outro music: JK/47

Additional featured music: A Time of Shadows

Cover art photo by TJ McSherry

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Dana Hall

Playwright / Voice Actor

Dana Hall (she/her) is a playwright, actor, and mental health therapist. She is a Lanford Wilson finalist, and The Theater Association of NYS (TANYS) awarded her Excellence in Playwriting. She was a finalist for the Morecambe Fringe John Clarke Memorial Prize for scriptwriting. A Finalist Winner in the Hear Me Out Monologue Competition and a finalist for the National Fellows Program for the Dramatists Guild Foundation. Her Edgar Allen Poe adaptation, Under the Floorboards, was named Outstanding Theatrical Adaptation, Gee-Rated Intertainment. Her plays have been published with Next Stage Press, Heuer, Stage Plays, & Smith Scripts. The New York Journal named her one of the 50 under 50 most influential creators. She is in the Dramatists Guild Institute's Certificate of Dramatic Writing program. She is also a member of the Dramatists Guild, League of Professional Theatre Women, Honor Roll!, and International Centre for Female Playwrights. DanaHallCreates.com

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David Lipschutz


David Lipschutz (he/him) is a Chicago-based artist and ensemble member of Hell in a Handbag Productions. With Handbag, he wrote the Jeff Recommended THE GOLDEN GIRLS: THE LOST EPISODES, VOL. 3 (co-written with Handbag Artistic Director David Cerda), which has been performed with LAFF Shows/IndyFringe as well. He is also an associate member of the Dramatists Guild.

David has written works performed throughout the United States, Canada, England, and Australia. Production credits include G'OY VEY! with Spoonie Theater [TANYS Award Recipient for Excellence in Playwriting]; AHAVAH (co-written with Dana Hall) with Crafton Hills College [Winner, Best New Work], The Farmington Players, and The Newmarket International Festival of Plays in Ontario, Canada; MODUS OPERANDI with Kankakee Valley Theatre Association [Runner Up, Best Play]; HYDRATION with Theatre West; PERFORMANCE ANXIETY and PERSEVERANCE with Left Edge Theatre; and THE SHOMER with The San Diego Center for Jewish Culture [Winner, Judges' Choice].

His plays have been published with Fresh Words, some scripts, Left Edge Theatre, and Smith & Kraus, where HYDRATION is featured in "The Best Ten-Minute Plays 2022." Later this year, AHAVAH will be featured in "The Best Ten-Minute Plays 2023," and THE SHOMER will be featured in the "The Best Men's Monologues 2023."

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Jacquelyn Floyd-Priskorn

Playwright / Voice Actor

Jacquelyn Priskorn has been writing plays since she took her first class with playwright Kitty Dubin in 1997. She has had several plays and screenplays produced since that first class, including the award winning short film "The Guest Room" (shown at the Strasbourg Film Festival in France) as well as a screenplay, "Love & Plutonium", which is currently available on Amazon Prime. Her play "Love Shackles" was published in Quick & Painless: Saturday Night Lites 2004-2005 Season distributed by Original Works. "Glass Slipper, Size 8 ½", "The Rot", "The Reckless Romantic" and "Off Center" are currently available through Brooklyn Publishing. "Ida Invisible" is available through Next Stage Press. The one act version of "Barn Wood and Blue Roses" is available through Stage Partners.
Her short play "Off Center" won Best Play at the Oakland University Actor Showcase. And "Good Morning, Miriam" has received the Jury's Choice Award at the Detroit Fringe Forward Festival, Best New Play from New Plays From the Heartland, and The Chameleon Theatre Circle's 17th annual one act play contest.
As an actress, Ms. Priskorn began writing, mostly to create more roles and audition material for herself and women like her.

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Rick Davis

Playwright / Voice Actor

Rick Davis is professor emeritus at Augusta University in Georgia. He has written six full
lengths plays, 13 children’s musicals, 23 one-acts. All have been performed, some in NYC,
some in LA, several in Europe, one in Australia, and the rest in theatres across the country.
More than half have won awards, and eleven have been published. Most recently, his one-
act, “Replacement Value,” won first prize in the 2021Porter Fleming Literary Festival.
“Love in the Time of Covid” won third in the same festival. “Replacement …” was
subsequently produced at the Camino Real Playhouse in San Juan Capistrano, California.
Also, Storyland Theatre, an adult troupe that performs for kids, created animated versions
of his children’s musicals, “Humphrey Clinker Gets His Wish” and “The Emperor’s New
Clothes,” both of which are currently running on YouTube.

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Adam Cowart

Voice Actor

Highschool Spanish teacher and creator of the Itty Bitty Bob YouTube series.

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Arelis Rivera

Voice Actor

Arelis Rivera is a Puerto Rican actress and singer, currently based in Augusta, GA. Her voiceover work is featured in the podcast Gather by the Ghost Light, where she has played the role of Estelle in "Kingdumb", Lane Hernandez in "Ain’t the Biggest City", among others. Among her training experiences features The American Academy of Dramatic Arts NYC 2014 Summer Intensive Program. One of her most recent and favorite roles is Chiffon in The Augusta Players production of "Little Shop of Horrors". She has also portrayed Deloris VanCartier in Aiken Community Theatre’s production of "Sister Act". Other show credits include "Something Rotten", "Young Frankenstein", "Ragtime", "Shrek: El Musical". Arelis is also an active member of the local improv comedy troupe Schrodinger’s Cat.

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Robb Smith

Voice Actor

I was born and raised in Augusta, GA. I started in radio by interning at a local rock station, WRXR, while I was still in high school. My first paying radio gig out of school was in Greenville, SC doing Saturday mornings. I barely made enough money to pay for the gas to get me back and forth on the 5 hour round trip to do my show but I had been bitten by not only the radio bug but the entertainment bug! I loved entertaining and getting to know people. I bounced around from station to station, as you do, for years. Picking up stories and perspectives along the way. I probably learned the most about how to treat people who are your listeners from the time I spent in Birmingham, AL producing the Patti & Dollar Bill morning show on WDXB. They were true radio legends and it was a privilege to learn from them and an honor to call them friends. From there I moved back to Augusta to be closer to family. You can often find me on stage with one of the great theatre groups here in town. I can also be seen and heard in several television commercials nationally and you might even catch a glimpse of me in some movies too. I love photography, cooking, and my pup, Magnolia the Malshi.

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Felicity Thibodeau

Voice Actor