Jonathan Cook is heavily involved in the fine arts as an actor, writer, and filmmaker. Many of his plays have been produced in theaters around the world, and his play INSURGENTES was a semifinalist in the 2020 Screencraft Stage Play Contest and his play LOBSTER MAN was a semifinalist for the 2023 Princess Grace Award. He is a six-time recipient of the Porter Fleming Literary Award in the playwriting category, and his works have been published in anthologies by Smith & Kraus, Black Bed Sheet Books, and Ardneh. 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 podcast GATHER BY THE GHOST LIGHT. Launched in 2020, GATHER BY THE GHOST LIGHT is a collection of his stage plays adapted to an audio only format performed by voice actors and edited with appropriate sound effects and music.