Run Time: each episode is approximately 15 minutes
Please be advised that Invincible Ones contains content on depression and suicide. If you or someone you know is struggling with depression or has suicidal thoughts, please call the
National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.
If you enjoy listening, please consider making a tax deductible donation, big or small, by visiting our website at NewLightTheaterProject.com, or Venmo @NewLightTheaterProject. For monthly support, consider signing up through our Patreon page.
All donations are earmarked for artist fees.
Invincible Ones is written by Samantha Cooper
with direction by Kaitlin Paige Longoria & sound design by William Phelps
featuring Alana Barret-Adkins, MaryKathryn Kopp, Leah Kreitz,
Leighton Samuels, Angie Tennant, & Marthaluz Velez
production management by Erikka Anderson & Bethany Geraghty
radio drama theme by Andy Evan Cohen
produced by New Light Theater Project
Reeling from their best friend's death, a group of women face what their lives look like in the aftermath. In the wake of loss, they each attempt to answer seemingly unanswerable questions: Who will give the eulogy? Will they ever be able to live alone? Why did that girl’s brother show up? Drawing on roller derby culture, Invincible Ones explores the way we handle grief, guilt, and a constant drip from the heavens (apartment) above.
Meet The Team
Samantha is a playwright, theatre-artist, and editor currently based in Astoria, New York. Born in Great Falls, Montana and raised in Cheney, Washington, she received her B.A. from Western Washington University with a double major in English Literature and Theatre. As a theatre artist and administrator, Samantha has worked with Annex Theatre, Antioch University, ArtsCrush, Book-It Repertory Theatre, Blood Ensemble, Columbia University, Intiman, Lungfish Productions, Macha Monkey Productions, Northwest Playwrights Alliance, Seattle Repertory Theatre, and University of Washington, and WWU. She was on the short list for the 2015 Disquiet International Literary Program Short Play Contest, was a participant in the 2015 Last Frontier Theatre Conference Play Lab, and was a semi-finalist for the 2016 Princess Grace Award.
Kaitlin Paige Longoria
New York City actress, mixed media painter, and William Esper Studio Alum, Kaitlin Paige has worked extensively in both film and stage. Longoria made her directorial radio drama debut with Gama Valle's “Promesa Promesota”. For updates on current and upcoming work, check out her website at www.kaitlinpaige.com or follow @kaitlin_paige_.
William is an actor based in New York City. He is a graduate of the William Esper Studio, where he trained with the late Bill Esper and Deb Jackel. Most recently, William guest starred as Daniel Khan on Dick Wolf's FBI. He is the co-host of Surviving Artists, a podcast he co-created with Amanda Lewellyn, where they talk to everyday, working artists about where they come from, where they are now and how they define success.
William just released his first music single video, "Moon's Cabaret," which you can listen & watch HERE. He is currently repped by CTA Theatrical.
Erikka's recent stage management credits include: Sleepy Hollow (Players Theatre), My Report to the World (Karski Theater Project), and Asleep at the Wheel (Brooklyn College). Other credits include: a public reading of The Amazing Always by Ross Howard, Loveless Texas Workshop (Boomerang Theatre Company), Rockers on Broadway ®, Athlete Ally Awards, NYC International Fringe Festival, Dumbo Arts Festival, Figment Festival and Brooklyn Academy of Music. Production Assistant credits include: The New Group and Sleep No More.
Bethany is a New York based actor, with an MFA in Acting from The New School for Drama. is a graduate of The New School for Drama, where she received an MFA in acting. Originally from Elmhurst, IL, she came to New York via Ireland. Select credits include: Fish Food for Feelings, Ampathy, Whiskey Pants (MTAE), Jump It (FringeNYC) and Brainpeople (Paper Rain Productions). Film and Web credits include MEET: the Webseries, Give It Time and Jane be Jane. For more info, visit her website: bethanygeraghty.com
Alana is an an actor, director, producer and NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Atlantic Theater Acting School, and Stonestreet Studios alumni. She is also the CEO/Artistic Director of Rock Alari Studios, LLC which is a production company committed to Creating Inspiring, and Empowering Excellence in the theatrical and cinematic arts through faith. Rock Alari Studios has produced ongoing successful projects including the play Women of Adonai (sold out performances in Harlem), the webseries Women of Adonai Project (received over 20,000 views in West Africa on YouTube & Facebook), and Asunder, One Flesh Divided (post-production) IMDB Page. Alana's recent Television credits include: Investigation Discovery's - Evil Lives Here. Film credits include: The Mission Field Your Way Through It, (Filming) Asunder, Zepplins in a Fog, SugarBaby, A Raisin in the Sun, and the web-series: The 47th Floor. Theater credits include Tumbleweed, Women of Adonai, Monte Cristo, The Black That I Am, Hadassah: the Called Esther, and the International Tour of Trey Anthony's ‘Da Kink in My Hair (Official Selection of the National Black Theater Festival). Alana's mission and passion is to create, provoke, inspire, and empower through the arts.
MK is a New York based actor, writer, and producer - originally from Nashville, Tennessee. In 2018, she graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a concentration on theatre and film performance, as well as literature and creative writing. She's trained with the Upright Citizen's Brigade, Moscow Art Theatre School, and the Prague Film School. She is also the Communications Associate for Adam Driver's non-profit Arts in the Armed Forces, which uses the powerful shared experience of the arts to start conversations between military and civilian, service member and family member, the world of the arts and the world of practical action. In 2019, MaryKathryn founded La Loba Films, a film production company based in NYC.
Born in Los Angeles, Leah was first seen on screen while her mother was pregnant on the family's annual holiday special as "The Gomez Family Singers." After living in sunny California, Leah's family moved to even sunnier Las Vegas. She graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Stage & Screen Acting and has since moved to Brooklyn, where she currently resides with her husband Gabe Quiroga and their cat Cecilia. In addition to acting, Leah and her twin sister Dana Kreitz are developing projects under their production company, Hapa Media, and she is also a Resident Artist with New Light Theater Project. When not working, Leah can usually be found with her nose in a book, bent backwards in a yoga class, flying trapeze at TSNY, or hitting the slopes either upstate or back on the west coast.
Leighton is a New York City based actor most recently featured in Netflix's Mindhunter. He's living that freelance hustle life, but has been consistently acting either in the Regional Theater scene, independent short films, or web content with companies like Thrillist and NowThis. He's also a sports-loving artist, particularly for his hometown Houston Astros (WORLD SERIES!), Texans, and Rockets. So if you ever want to talk sports...He is Repped by Kate Dunn Kennedy of Merging Artists Management.
Angie was raised in New Orleans where she grew up training as an Olympic-track gymnast. As she reached teen-hood, she shifted her focus to competitive-league soccer before heading out to Seattle for college where she found acting. After she graduated, she came to NYC to train further and earned her MFA from The New School for Drama. There, she studied under some phenomenal teachers: Kathleen Chalfant, Peter Jay Fernandez, Cotter Smith, David Chambers, Joe Grifasi, Erica Fae and many more. Since graduating, she's continued to study under Dianne Weist, Erica Jensen, Maria Dizzia, and with the Bob Krakower technique. She's consistently cast in roles written about folks who are redefining femininity and exploring gender. Much of her recent work reflects that and the characters she's called in for are people who are fighting to be seen, heard, and taken seriously in situations where those things seem impossible. Think of her as an edgier Jessica Chastain.
Marthaluz was raised a proud Spanish-speaking Latina by her Colombian immigrant parents. After spending several years of her early childhood in gorgeous
Medellin, Colombia, Marthaluz moved
to Norwalk, CT where she learned English at age six. She quickly discovered an outlet
in theatre, where she gained a platform to express storytelling despite the odds of language communication barriers. Marthaluz is a recent graduate of Western Carolina University's School of Stage & Screen, where she received a BFA in Musical Theatre and a minor in Dance. She dedicated her time in the smoky mountains of NC to shaping her craft through participation in productions involving musicals, plays, films, readings, and new works. Marthaluz enjoys hiking, playing soccer (defensive midfielder), succumbing to her Disney obsession, feeding her dark chocolate addiction, and hitting up salsa on the dance floor!