A podcast that celebrates playwrights, performers and patrons. Hosts Dana Colagiovanni and Christy Gallo introduce us to and interview theatre artists and creatives while exploring the depths of storytelling and imagination of several playwrights you might never have heard of...yet. Support this podcast:

Dana Colagiovanni

I have a three-legged cat named Harley, an unquenchable thirst for theatre, and I live in NYC. From Miami, undergraduate at Ole Miss, graduate from UVA

Christy Gallo

California girl at heart, Chattanooga resident by choice; mother to Albert, Piper, Charlotte and wife to Joseph, Founding Partner, Executive Staff and Chief Personality Officer for Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga

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Season Three and Season Four is made possible through the Saving Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP) grant systems, administered by the National Endowment for the Humanities and HumanitiesTN. The Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga is a 501c3 nonprofit theatre company operating in the Chattanooga area. In 15 years, ETC has produced close to 125 shows, partnered with numerous other nonprofits locally, staged close to a dozen world premieres, nurtured new artists, playwrights and patrons. The Lights Up podcast grew directly from having to pivot during the COVID19 pandemic and we couldn't be happier to see it continue beyond the pandemic.