Recommended by Jonathan Cook

  • An Awkward Conversation in the Shadow of Mount Moriah
    16 Jun. 2022
    I produced an audio version of this play on the GATHER BY THE GHOST LIGHT radio theater podcast. Bavoso has brilliantly captured what the awkward conversation between Abraham and Isaac would've been like on their 3-day walk home from Mount Moriah in his own comedic way. There are plenty of laugh out loud moments as well as touching fatherly moments blended in. Very well done, Mr. Bavoso!
  • Crossover Fiction
    8 Jun. 2022
    I produced an audio version of this play on the GATHER BY THE GHOST LIGHT radio theater podcast. Greg Lam has put together an adventurous play with a delightful twist. As Josie Moon meets her creator, the story takes a shift in tone. Makes you wonder... who is the true villain of the story!? Clever concept with great writing! Would love to see a staged version of this play!
  • Closing Doors
    17 May. 2022
    I produced an audio version of this play on the GATHER BY THE GHOST LIGHT radio theater podcast. You become immediately invested in this well-crafted play by John Minigan right from the beginning and he maintains the conflict all the way to the end. Both the teacher and the vice principal state their positions well, and then the low blows come into play that challenges their friendship. A great tidy piece for any theatre looking for a topical short play!
  • Choices: A Ten-Minute Play
    28 Apr. 2022
    I produced an audio version of this play on the GATHER BY THE GHOST LIGHT radio theater podcast. McLindon has crafted a well-written topical play that questions how far someone is willing to go to eliminate financial debt. This is a wonderful play with natural dialogue and a tidy story that never stalls. Highly recommended!
  • Science Friction; or, The Rapid Deconstruction of a Rational Mind
    17 Mar. 2022
    I produced an audio version of this play on the GATHER BY THE GHOST LIGHT radio theater podcast. Ken Preuss has crafted a fun piece of theater here filled with many popular science fiction references. He keeps the story unpredictable and keeps you guessing at what's next for this couple's relationship. With a wonderful surprise ending that is a delightful twist! A perfect and tidy little story. Highly recommended!
  • Just Desserts
    24 Jan. 2022
    I produced an audio play version of this script on the Gather by the Ghost Light radio theater podcast after seeing it on stage at SUNY Brockport. MacGregor has a talent for dark humor and most people who have worked in an office environment can relate to this script. The exchange between characters is well structured and seeing how they deal with the lunch thief is extremely entertaining. Highly recommended!
  • Beatrix Potter Must Die!
    20 Jan. 2022
    I produced an audio play version of this script on the radio theater podcast GATHER BY THE GHOST LIGHT after seeing it performed at SUNY Brockport. This play is such a delightful alternative take on the origin of Beatrix Potter's "The Tale of Peter Rabbit". Gabridge ties everything together in such a clever and humorous way. An outstanding script suitable for all ages to enjoy!
  • Doctors and Lawyers (1st Edition Rules)
    19 Jan. 2022
    I produced an audio version of this script on my radio theater podcast Gather by the Ghost Light after seeing it on stage in Orlando, FL. This play is absolutely hilarious and Strauss does an excellent job of throwing the comedy right into your face. These D&D style fantasy characters experiencing a mundane human world is presented in such a way that it makes normal business jobs sound exciting, which Strauss uses to build the humor. A well written script and highly recommended!
  • Monsters Beyond the Midnight Zone
    18 Jan. 2022
    I produced an audio play version of this script on the Gather by the Ghost Light radio theater podcast. Partain has written a story that keeps the audience on the edge of it's seat as the two scientists try to think their way out of the situation they are in. A unique quality of this play is that it is meant to take place in total darkness, forcing the audience to rely mostly on the sounds and dialogue they hear to get a sense of the action rather than seeing the action itself. An exceptional script!
  • BACKSEAT DRIVER
    14 Jan. 2022
    I produced an audio version of this play on the Gather by the Ghost Light podcast. Backseat Driver is a touching story about protecting your friendships and building new ones. When Tina and Darcy first connect, playwright Scott Mullen makes it unpredictable on what direction the story is going to take, but the reveals along the way keep you interested. This is such a lovely dialogue driven script that is cleverly written!

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