Otherworld Theatre occupies a glowing blue storefront just north of Wrigley Field. Fittingly located just across Clark Street from a particularly overgrown patch of Victorian-era Graceland Cemetery, Otherworld is dedicated to bringing quality Science Fiction & Fantasy theater to Chicago.
In their monthly reading series “Gateways,” writers are assigned a crowd-sourced prompt and must complete a polished short story in 5 days. Then professional actors perform a live reading in Otherworld’s lovely space, open to the public, which is then recorded and distributed as a podcast.
I participated in July 2019 for the prompt, “Time is the best medicine, but a time machine will do.” My story “The Gift of the Nephil” is set in-universe for my novel Seraph. Featuring fresh new characters, it centers on family drama among angels, demons, humans, and nephilim–half-human-half-angels. You can read and listen here.
While you’re at it, you should check out my friend Allison Manley’s Gateways story here.