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 Busser
Directed by Jonathan ...

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 Busser

Directed by Jonathan Cook

Performed by:
Devon McSherry as "Det. O'Flynnahan", Adam Cowart as "Det. O'Callapatrick", Robb Smith as "Santa Claus", Dixie Dawson as "Mrs. Claus", Brandon Dawson as "Chester", Beth Goolsby as "Harmony", and Jonathan Cook as "Brick Fistula".

Intro/Outro music: JK/47

Additional featured music by Rober Austin & Lynsay Ryan

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Jonathan Cook

Playwright / Voice Actor / Host

Jonathan Cook is heavily involved in the fine arts as an actor, writer, and filmmaker based in South Carolina. Many of his short plays have been produced in theatres around the World and and he is a six-time recipient of the Porter Fleming Literary Award in the playwriting category. Aside from playwriting, he has also written and directed several short films that have been presented in regional film festivals as well as distributed internationally on ShortsTV. He is also the host and producer of the radio theater podcast GATHER BY THE GHOST LIGHT. Launched in 2020, GATHER BY THE GHOST LIGHT is a collection of stage plays adapted to an audio only format performed by voice actors and edited with appropriate sound effects and music.

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John Busser


John Busser is an actor/writer/graphic artist from the Cleveland area. He is the co-runner of Cleveland Public Theatre’s writer's workshop, The Dark Room which helps new and seasoned playwrights test drive new work. He is the author of over 95 short plays that have been produced throughout the US, Canada, the UK and most recently, Australia.

He is also living proof that 100 monkeys with 100 typewriters still can't write anything as stupid as his usual fare. He accepts this, and so should you.

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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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Devon McSherry

Playwright / Voice Actor

Devon McSherry has been involved in the arts for as long as she can remember. Music and theater was what brought her parents together and shaped her love of the arts. So much so that she went to college for musical theater and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BFA from Metropolitan State University of Denver. Wherever she went, Devon continued to perform but only began writing plays and short films a few years ago. After directing a short play in a festival and helping friends involved in the film community, she decided to go outside her comfort zone and write some short plays.

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Adam Cowart

Voice Actor

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

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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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Dixie Dawson

Voice Actor

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Brandon Dawson

Voice Actor

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Beth Goolsby

Voice Actor

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Lynsay Ryan

Musician / Singer

Lynsay Ryan is a Canadian singer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. A graduate of McMaster University and University of Toronto.