Gather by the Ghost Light

Gather by the Ghost Light


GATHER BY THE GHOST LIGHT is 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!

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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Year Two Book (still pending review but will be online within the next 24 hours!)

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This program is supported in part by the Greater Augusta Arts Council through a grant from its partner agency – the National Endowment for the Arts.

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