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Savage/Love and Tongues:
Who's Who in the Cast
Poet: Russ Widdall*
Spring 2012 Production: Josh Fox
Fall 2011 Production: DJ Butterface
*Appearance courtesy of Actor's Equity Association.

Russ Widdall (Poet) Widdall is a veteran of over 50 theatrical productions in Philadelphia, as well numerous national television and film appearances. He has had featured roles on The Wire, Hack, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and recent films include My One and Only (with Renee Zellweger), Limitless, and soon to be released HBO movie Game Change with Julianne Moore. He has appeared in over 20 national and local commercials, ranging from V8 to Direct TV to Pennsylvania Lottery.

Josh Fox is a multi-instrumentalist who plays over a dozen instruments, and makes his living as a professional drummer. Fox was born and raised in Wasila, Alaska, he now owns and operates his own home studio in the Art Museum area of Philadelphia. He plays in numerous bands in the tri-state area, including 2 Years Apart and Gray Fox, whose recordings he produces (tracks are available on iTunes).

Ren Manley is a graduate of Arcadia University with a degree in both Video and Theatre Arts. She puts the "Ren" in Renaissance, working in many areas of design and performance. She worked with New City as Assistant Stage Manager and Video Designer on Unidentified Human Remains…. as well as sound designed this season's productions of Why Torture is Wrong... and Terrorism. She recently designed the projections for EgoPo Production's Hell, and also created the video projections for Pyretown with Simpatico Theatre Project. She has sound designed for HP Venice Productions and the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, and Assistant Directed Silverhill with InterAct Theatre.

Michael Bazini AKA DJ Butterface (Percussionist) got his start in 1994 with his "fundustrial" band Dystopia One. They released three full-length albums and performed aggressively throughout the 90's. By 2000, he reintroduced himself as DJ Butterface, working as an electronic composer and producer. His music can be heard in video games (Extreme G3, Acclaim Entertainment), local independent films and television shows (HBO Boxing, CBS: NFL Basketball, MTV’s Cribs, Room Raiders), and his original compositions have been used for several New York City theater productions.

Summer Angels Productions
is the collaboration between Russ Widdall and Mike Bazini, blending cutting edge industrial house music with poetry, theatre, and movement.  New City Stage Company has generously donated their resources to make this production possible and we are thrilled to be bringing our first live event to Philadelphia Fringe Festival.


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