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New City Stage Company presented the
professional debut of Roseburg as part of the
2017 Capital Fringe Festival in Washington, D.C.

Fresh off the heels of our well-reviewed and nationally publicized workshop of Roseburg, New City Stage brought the world premiere production to the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C. July 13-22, 2017. Written as a devised piece with the cast and directed by Ginger Aña Dayla during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in July 2016, we were invited to the 2017 Capital Fringe Festival to present the world premiere professional production. The show received significant pre-opening press and was well-reviewed in it's updated version.

Resident playwright and New City Stage founder Ginger Aña Dayla edited, condensed, and rewrote Roseburg after the workshop production with Temple University students in 2016. The newer version is one act, runs 95 minutes, and features more updates to the historical events the show is based on. Producing Artistic Director Russ Widdall returned in his acclaimed portrayal of Senator Robert F. Kennedy.


This was the second production that New City Stage has taken to the Capital Fringe Festival. We first appeared at the Studio Theatre in July of 2013 with our best attended show to date, RFK by Jack Holmes, also directed by Ginger Dayla (2013 Broadway World Award, Best New Work) and featuring Russ Widdall as Robert F. Kennedy.

Click here to read some of the extensive coverage our production of RFK has received over the years.

Our success with RFK is what led us to focusing our mission on 3 specific areas:
We create theatre that:
● Originates from American history and current events
● Is politically relevant and creates a public dialogue
● Develops new work that supports the playwright through an alpha-omega incubator - from idea to writing to staged reading to workshop to production and beyond

Click here to read our updated mission statement and vision.


"The concept is ambitious – both in topic and in style – but the cast and crew have succeeded in creating an engaging production focused on the history of gun law reform, gun violence, and its impact on urban and rural environments in the United States from Bobby to Barack."
— DC Metro Theatre Scene

Read the entire review here.

Here is some of the press coverage we received prior to arriving in Washington, D.C.:

The Washington Post, Trump looms large at this year's political, apocalyptic Fringe Festival, July 6, 2017

Washingtonian Magazine, 7 Standout Performances To See at This Year's Capital Fringe Festival, July 5, 2107

PR Web press release, June 13, 2017


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