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New Light Radio Dramas

New Light Radio Dramas

By New Light Theater Project
With the shutdown of live audience events, New Light Theater Project has decided to produce our very own Radio Dramas -- storytelling that utilizes dialogue, music, and sound effects to imagine characters and story.
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WPKN Radio Interview: The Jackson C. Frank Listening Party w/ Special Guests
Playwright/performer Michael Aguirre gives an interview on the Railroad Dave Radio Hour w/ David Schwartz at WPKN 89.5. Learn more about Jackson C. Frank and our upcoming digital show: The Jackson C. Frank Listening Party w/ Special Guests streaming March 29 thru April 11, 2021 at 59E59 Theaters. Click here for more details.
24:51
March 23, 2021
Invincible Ones (FULL version)
All 6 episodes together for your uninterrupted enjoyment! 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. Invincible Ones in 6 parts 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 and produced by New Light Theater Project in association with Stable Cable Lab Co.
01:30:30
February 17, 2021
Invincible Ones (episode 6)
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. Invincible Ones in 6 parts 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 and produced by New Light Theater Project in association with Stable Cable Lab Co.
16:40
January 29, 2021
Invincible Ones (episode 5)
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. Invincible Ones in 6 parts 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 and produced by New Light Theater Project in association with Stable Cable Lab Co.
20:44
January 28, 2021
Invincible Ones (episode 4)
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. Invincible Ones in 6 parts 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 and produced by New Light Theater Project in association with Stable Cable Lab Co.
17:10
January 27, 2021
Invincible Ones (episode 3)
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. Invincible Ones in 6 parts 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 and produced by New Light Theater Project in association with Stable Cable Lab Co.
18:37
January 26, 2021
Invincible Ones (episode 2)
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. Invincible Ones in 6 parts 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 and produced by New Light Theater Project in association with Stable Cable Lab Co.
10:31
January 25, 2021
Invincible Ones (episode 1)
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. Invincible Ones in 6 parts 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 and produced by New Light Theater Project in association with Stable Cable Lab Co.
18:09
January 25, 2021
A Ghost of Christmas Past (part 2)
A Ghost of Christmas Past, a new femme-forward adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol A festive ghost story and cautionary tale, Fan, Scrooge’s often forgotten younger sister, takes center stage as the feminine and ethereal guide to restore balance in the unbalanced world and heart of Ebenezer Scrooge. Fan illuminates the notion that our individual and prime responsibility as humans is to examine how our inner phantoms, our histories, our words, and our actions affect those around us. adapted & directed by Ashlee Wasmund with original music, lyrics, & music direction by Kristen Hedberg ​with sound design by Zay Jarrett, sound editing by Matt Williams, & sound engineering by  Jim Elenteny ​assistant music direction by Tyler Garner & assistant sound editing by Logan Strahley with stage management by Bryson Peele &  assistant stage management by Mickie DeRiggi ​dialect coaching by Claire Eye ​The orchestra consists of Sabrina Kumar (flute), Martha Gardner (violin), Franklin Keel (cello), Sarah Fowler (piano), & David Bruce (percussion) ​The cast consists of Micah Patt (Fan), Breanna Smith (Caroler/Martha/Company), Kirsten Beach (Caroler/Charity 1/Company), Lyndell Finger (Caroler/Topper), Brennen Foerst (Caroler/Marley), Stephen A. Gonya (Scrooge), Tyler Ledbetter (Bob), Lily Gaddis (Charity 2/Laundress/Company), Caleb Spainhour (Fred), Wyatt LaVoie (Tiny Tim), Lilly Davis (The Three Spirits), Sam Rodd (Ebenezer/Undertaker), Will Evans (Dick Wilkins/Peter/Company), Colin Wasmund (Mr. Fezziwig/Old Joe), Abigail Brazier (Mrs. Fezziwig/Ms. Dilber), Georgia Reichard (Belle), Lexi Yauch (Belinda/Company), HK Wall (Mrs. Cratchit/Company), Rachel Sabo Hedges (Clara), Payton Miller (Emily/Company), Max Mortar (Young Lad/Company), Tyler Garner (Caroler) ​produced by Western Carolina University’s School of Stage & Screen in collaboration with WCU’s Commercial Music & Audio Production program ​New Light radio drama theme by Andy Evan Cohen presented by New Light Theater Project
47:31
December 10, 2020
A Ghost of Christmas Past (part 1)
A Ghost of Christmas Past, a new femme-forward adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol A festive ghost story and cautionary tale, Fan, Scrooge’s often forgotten younger sister, takes center stage as the feminine and ethereal guide to restore balance in the unbalanced world and heart of Ebenezer Scrooge. Fan illuminates the notion that our individual and prime responsibility as humans is to examine how our inner phantoms, our histories, our words, and our actions affect those around us. adapted & directed by Ashlee Wasmund with original music, lyrics, & music direction by Kristen Hedberg ​with sound design by Zay Jarrett, sound editing by Matt Williams, & sound engineering by  Jim Elenteny ​assistant music direction by Tyler Garner & assistant sound editing by Logan Strahley with stage management by Bryson Peele &  assistant stage management by Mickie DeRiggi ​dialect coaching by Claire Eye ​The orchestra consists of Sabrina Kumar (flute), Martha Gardner (violin), Franklin Keel (cello), Sarah Fowler (piano), & David Bruce (percussion) ​The cast consists of Micah Patt (Fan), Breanna Smith (Caroler/Martha/Company), Kirsten Beach (Caroler/Charity 1/Company), Lyndell Finger (Caroler/Topper), Brennen Foerst (Caroler/Marley), Stephen A. Gonya (Scrooge), Tyler Ledbetter (Bob), Lily Gaddis (Charity 2/Laundress/Company), Caleb Spainhour (Fred), Wyatt LaVoie (Tiny Tim), Lilly Davis (The Three Spirits), Sam Rodd (Ebenezer/Undertaker), Will Evans (Dick Wilkins/Peter/Company), Colin Wasmund (Mr. Fezziwig/Old Joe), Abigail Brazier (Mrs. Fezziwig/Ms. Dilber), Georgia Reichard (Belle), Lexi Yauch (Belinda/Company), HK Wall (Mrs. Cratchit/Company), Rachel Sabo Hedges (Clara), Payton Miller (Emily/Company), Max Mortar (Young Lad/Company), Tyler Garner (Caroler) ​produced by Western Carolina University’s School of Stage & Screen in collaboration with WCU’s Commercial Music & Audio Production program ​New Light radio drama theme by Andy Evan Cohen presented by New Light Theater Project
01:09:08
December 7, 2020
Interview #6: Erikka Anderson and Leighton Samuels
Our first 2 in 1 episode! New Light company member Erikka Anderson interviews Leighton Samuels, then Leighton Samuels interviews production assistant Erikka Anderson about their respective work on the 10 minute radio drama, Promesa Promesota.
08:14
November 10, 2020
Calendar Girl
Cary believes his new phone app can put him in the right place at the right time. But by giving up control, is he actually sealing his fate? Calendar Girl is a 10-minute play written by Owen Panettieri with direction by Janet Bentley. The cast features Viet Vo as “Cary" & Leila Ben-Abdallah as “Moira". Sound Design & Music by Andy Evan Cohen, and produced by New Light Theater Project. 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.
11:12
October 26, 2020
Interview #5: Bertha Leal and Owen Panettieri
New Light company member Owen Panettieri interviews voice actor Bertha Leal for the 10 minute radio drama, Promesa Promesota.
12:10
October 13, 2020
Interview #4: Fernando Gonzalez and Will Sarratt
New Light company member Will Sarratt interviews voice actor Fernando Gonzalez for the 10 minute radio drama, Promesa Promesota.
15:50
October 6, 2020
Interview #3: Jon Mulhearn and Ricki Lynée
New Light company member Ricki Lynée interviews sound designer Jon Mulhearn for the 10 minute radio drama, Promesa Promesota.
12:58
September 22, 2020
Interview #2: Kaitlin Paige Longoria and Sarah Norris
New Light Artistic Director Sarah Norris interviews director Kaitlin Paige Longoria for the 10 minute radio drama, Promesa Promesota.
15:47
September 15, 2020
Interview #1: Gama Valle and Bethany Geraghty
New Light company member Bethany Geraghty interviews writer Gama Valle for his 10 minute radio drama, Promesa Promesota.
15:46
September 8, 2020
Promesa Promesota
Carlos has put distance between himself and his loved ones. He has made New York City his shield, but his almost anonymous big city life is threatened when his older sister Isa moves to the Big Apple and imposes herself in Carlo’s world. Promesa Promesota is a 10-minute play written by Gama Valle with direction by Kaitlin Paige Longoria. The cast features Bertha Leal as “Isa", Fernando Gonzalez as “Carlos" & Leighton Samuels as “Neighbor”. Sound Design by Jon Mulhearn, Music by Andy Evan Cohen, Production Assistance by Erikka Anderson, and produced by New Light Theater Project. Please be advised that Promesa Promesota 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.
11:56
August 2, 2020