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“ Horror is not simply a literary genre. It is a reality. 

A.K. Kuykendall, The Possession

short audio plays of the unusual



UNHALLOWED: stories of the unusual is a collection of short audio plays written by playwrights across the country and performed virtually. These stories are spooky! Children under 13 are not recommended as audience members. Browse below to listen to them all.

We are excited to be continuing this year with UNHALLOWED: PART III!

2022 PLAYS


Road to Nowhere - written by Shellina Hefner 

Four teenagers head into the woods to play an epic prank.

featuring: Marisa Taylor Scott, Carlos Silva, Paloma Carrillo, and

Kailey Agpaoa

11 Mile Drive - written by and featuring Mary Catherine Lopez

A woman ventures into the woods to wish the unimaginable. ​

Doctor Switch - written by James Pratt

When a man walks into a doctor's office, he's met with a cure and a choice. 

featuring: Carlos Angel Barajas and Nathan Wetter


30 Minutes or Less - written by Max Udell

A couple decides what to get for dinner, and is interrupted by something impossible.

featuring: Max Udell, Lilia Porter, and Chris Martin

Reanimating Dad - written by Dana Hammer

Brother and sister gather to bring their father back to life, but should they?

featuring: Evan Mitchell and Jaeonnie Davis-Crawford 

Twisted Tune - written by Lilia Porter 

A located tape recorder tells us a horrifying story.

featuring: Justine Banal, Claire McNerney, and Alexis Park


Stay on the Line/Breaking News - written by Carlos Angel Barajas

What happens when a video goes viral?

featuring: Shellina Hefner, Anya Veach, Josh Jones, Chris Martin, and Aaron Yap

The Addict - written by Carlos Carrion

What if there were really demons in the addicts among us?

featuring: Hunter Brown, Amy Dell, and Aulio Ivan

Discover Lebanon Podcast: August 4th 2020 - written by

Ameen Beydoun

Documentation of a haunting story. 

featuring: Ameen Beydoun, Leyla Beydoun, and Hisham Beydoun

2021 PLAYS


Lake Pontchartrain - written by Mary Catherine Lopez

A local radio station calls in to a man in prison with a strange story surrounding the mysterious deaths of his friends. What do you think happened?

featuring: Amanda Blair, Nathan Wetter, and Jasmin Haddad

Ascendance - written by Carlos Angel Barajas

When a private detective infiltrates a cult in hopes of finding a missing young woman, he meets someone he never thought he'd see again. 

featuring: Robert Kapeller and Shellina Hefner


The Evil - written by Carlos Angel Barajas 

A criminal defense lawyer enters her client's home in search of some answers. 

featuring: Tamara Rodriguez and Yadira Correa

Heartstrings - written by James Pratt

In a private moment alone, Rory suddenly finds himself faced with someone he never wanted to hear from again.

featuring:  Marc Caro-Wilcox and Christopher Hutchinson


Of Seance and Tragedy - written by Carlos Silva

Following the tragic death of a loved one, Lady Von Straum desperately seeks the help of Mother Ethel. 

featuring: Alexis Park, Lolly Boroff, and Darvin Jennings

Fragment - written by Jermane Cooper 

When young Henry fiddles with something he's not supposed to, everything begins to change. 

featuring: Kevin Phan, Alyssa Anne Austin, and Sarah Alida LeClair


Self Control - written by Lucky Pents

When Tal gets a new watch to help them with their fitness goals, something goes horribly wrong. 

featuring: Ell Rudgers, Katie Malone, and Kevin Phan

Go Viral - written by Shellina Hefner

What would three teenagers really do to go viral ? What would you? 

featuring: Marisa Taylor Scott, Jaeonnie Davis-Crawford, and Ricky Flahive

2020 PLAYS


written by: Mary Catherine Lopez

featuring: Carlos Angel Barajas and Shellina Hefner

Ever taken a weird detour on a road trip? Take the Exit follows Sam as she gets off the freeway to visit an abandoned and haunted town, on a dare and at the encouragement of her friend Lorenzo. 


written by Ell Rudgers

featuring: Kayla Morales, Andrew Walters, and Marisa Taylor Scott

All Around You explores artificial intelligence, and what might happen when Aspen's new navigation app takes them on an adventure they'd rather leave at home. 


written and performed by Chad Beckim, starring Sydney 

Who is her new friend? Bruce is a story you'll want to listen to with the lights on! 

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