L.A. Theatre Works (LATW) was founded in 1974 to give voice to underrepresented groups, bring attention to new plays and playwrights, and produce plays that address critical historical, cultural and social issues. In the 1990's, LATW embraced audio recording in lieu of conventional theatrical presentation. Today, LATW is the nation's leading producer of audio theatre. We produce world classics, modern masterpieces, contemporary and original works that speak to the issues of our times.
Home to the largest collection of professionally produced audio theatre in the country, LATW builds on this unique resource with an evolving range of programs that bring an immersive theatre experience to a diverse audience regardless of geographic and economic barriers,
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, most notably, he was a semi-finalist in the 37th annual Samuel French Off Broadway Festival in New York with his post-apocalyptic play LOBSTER MAN. He is a four-time recipient of the Porter Fleming Literary Award in the playwriting category and several of his works have been published in anthologies by Smith & Kraus. Aside from playwriting, he has also written and directed several short films that have been presented in regional film festivals and, most recently, his short film DON’T YOU DARE was licensed for distribution by ShortsTV network. In 2020, he launched the radio theater podcast called GATHER BY THE GHOST LIGHT where he is the host and producer.