About the Artists
The project was conceived by Ginger Dayle, who directed New City Stage's Philadelphia premiere of RFK in 2012, a sold-out hit which then premiered in Washington, D.C. at the Studio Theatre and then returned to Philadelphia to another sold-out run. Ms. Dayle won the 2013 Broadway World Award (Philadelphia region) for Best New Work for directing RFK, which was her directorial debut. Ms. Dayle then went on to pen "Hinckley," a play about the assassination attempt on president Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley Jr. The show received much acclaim and earned her a critic's pick in Philadelphia. ROSEBURG is her second original play.
Television and film actor Russ Widdall starred as Bobby Kennedy in the hit one-man show RFK and has always had a passion for politics and theatre. He reprises this role for ROSEBURG. He was seen in several episodes of HBO's The Wire and featured in the film My One and Only alongside Renee Zellweger. He recently wrapped up shooting for the independent film Wetlands, directed by Emanuele Della Valle, to be released next year.
The Voices for a New City Ensemble includes several current Temple University students and recent
graduates, including Andre M. Evers, John O'Donnell, Julia Dolan McIntyre, Jackie DiFerdinando, Kate
Brighter, Mark Marano, Joshua Tewell and Kayla Tarpley.