Worlds Elsewhere Theatre Company Presents:
Winter Spooky Chilling Tales Well Told

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Have you ever heard a noise on a winter’s night and wondered, is that the wind blowing, or a branch tapping against the window, or is it something else? Winter is a spooky time of year, and we want to lean into it, with a series of eleven scary stories read by some of your favorite Rep members. Click the banner above for the full playlist.

Company Artistic Statement

Theatre, given its nature as a medium made of people in space, has always been a first victim during times of plague.

When the COVID-19 pandemic spread through the world at the start of the year 2020, theatres closed, and millions were left unemployed.

Worlds Elsewhere Theatre Company was founded during this terrifying time. It is our mission to create theatre without a theatre - to create a space online that can serve as a theatrical one. Our company shall create an online space that serves the same function that theatre has served for millennia – as a place of catharsis and healing.

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“Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins” By Eric Kimmel, Read by Jacob Brode

“Patient Zero” By Tananarive Due, Read by Katherine Rose Turbes

“CUE: Change” By Chesya Burke, Read by One Single Rose

“The Yellow Wallpaper” By Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Read by Emily Clark

“The Cask of Amontillado” By E A Poe, Read by David Kowarsky & Justin Bailey

“The Husband Stitch” By Carmen Maria Machado, Read by Sonakshi Kaaviya

“The Faithful Ghost” By Jerome K Jerome, Read by Grady W Smithey III

“Nicholas Was…” By Neil Gaiman, Read by Jacob Brode

“The Cremation of Sam McGee” By Robert W. Service, Read by Conor Duffy

“We Can Get Them for You Wholesale” By Neil Gaiman, Read by Alexandra Vernon

“The Masque of the Red Death” By Edgar Allen Poe, Read by Jasmine Garcia

“Snow, Glass, Apples” By Neil Gaiman, Read by Ilana Greenberg-Sud

Cast and Crew

Voice Actors

Alexandra Vernon (“We Can Get Them for You Wholesale”; she/her)
Conor Duffy (“The Cremation of Sam McGee”; he/him)
David Kowarsky (“The Cask of Amontillado”; he/him)
Emily Clark (“The Yellow Wallpaper”; she/her)
Grady W Smithey III (“The Faithful Ghost”; he/him)
Ilana Greenberg-Sud (“Snow, Glass, Apples”; she/her/they/them)
Jacob Brode (“Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins”, “Nicholas Was…”; he/him)
Jasmine Garcia (“The Masque of the Red Death”; she/her/fae/faer)
Justin Bailey (“The Cask of Amontillado”; he/him)
Katherine Rose Turbes (“Patient Zero”; they/them)
One Single Rose (“CUE: Change”; she/her)
Sonakshi Kaaviya (“The Husband Stitch”; she/her)

Production Crew

Director/Producer: Ilana Greenberg-Sud (she/her/they/them)
Assistant Director/Producer: David Neubauer (he/him/they/them)
Technical Advisors: David Kowarsky (he/him) and Kyle Kallgren (he/him)
Editors: Adrianne Greenberg-Sud (she/her), David Kowarsky (he/him), Henry Kathman (he/him), Kyle Kallgren (he/him), Mike Fatum (he/him), Sam Marchiony (she/her/they/them)

About WETC

Executive Director - David Kowarsky
Director of Theatre - Ilana Greenberg-Sud
Director of Digital - Kyle Kallgren
Company Technical Director & Web/IT Manager - Adrianne Greenberg-Sud
Special Projects Manager - Nicole Lopez-Hagan

Worlds Elsewhere Theatre Company is based in New York City and Seattle, on lands home to the Munsee Lenape, Duwamish, and Coast Salish peoples.

Cast and crew members of Winter Spooky 2021 are located on Native Lands including:

Coast Salish
Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo)
Massa-adchu-es-et (Massachusett)
Munsee Lenape
O-ga-xpa Ma-zhoⁿ (O-ga-xpa)
Shawandasse Tula (Shawanwaki/Shawnee)

We acknowledge that this land came into government possession through acts of genocide, as part of our commitment to work towards addressing the impacts of those acts in our pursuit of social justice, and to foster a world where such injustices are truly consigned to the past.

Tribe names provided by Native Lands Digital

For more information, consult #HonorNativeLand — US Department of Arts and Culture

Project Attributions

Banner/Card design by Ilana Greenberg-Sud

Phantom Fingers Font by Chad Savage (used with permission)

Jolly Lodger Font by Font Diner (Open Font License)

WETC logo by Anna Stacy

closing theme: “Winterheart” by Dark Fantasy Studio