The Wolfe Twins



Lewis invites his estranged sister Dana on a trip to Rome to reconnect.  But when he befriends a beautiful stranger, old wounds fester and intimate secrets are revealed.  A dark, contemplative world premiere from the Studio Theatre commissioned playwright Rachel Bonds.

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Runtime: This performance will run approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes with no intermission.

The Studio Lab is generously underwritten
by David and Jean Heilman Grier.


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Dane Laffery

Dane Laffery has recent Off Broadway credits that include set and/or costumes for Bad Jews and Tigers Be Still (Roundabout), Disgraced (Lincoln Center Theater), Arlington (Vineyard), American Hero and The Talls (Second Stage), The Maids (Red Bull), I Remember Mama and The Patsy (Transport Group), The Other Place (MCC), Sixty Miles to Silver Lake (Soho Rep.), The Few and Rag and Bone (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater), Bad Jazz (Play Company), 12 Chairs and Exit (Keigwin + Co, The Joyce Theatre). His work has been presented at major theaters around the US including The Old Globe, the Humana Festival, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Denver Center Theatre Company, Baltimore Center Stage, Dallas Theatre Center, New York Stage and Film, Asolo Rep, Signature, Yale Opera, and Two River Theatre. He has worked internationally in Tokyo, Oslo, Osaka, and throughout Australia, including on “The Roast,” which airs nightly on ABC2. He has been nominated for the Drama Desk Award, four American Theatre Wing Henry Hewes Design Awards, and the Sydney Theatre Award.

(As of October 2014)


Scott Zielinski

Scott Zielinski has created designs for over 300 productions of theatre, dance, and opera throughout the world. He has worked extensively in New York and at regional theaters throughout the U.S. including Arena Stage, The Kennedy Center, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Signature Theatre, and previously at Studio Theatre. Internationally he has designed in Adelaide, Amsterdam, Avignon, Berlin, Bregenz, Edinburgh, Fukuoka, Gennevilliers, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Linz, Ljubljana, London, Lyon, Melbourne, Orleans, Oslo, Ottawa, Paris, Reykjavik, Rouen, St. Gallen, Seoul, Shanghai, Shizuoka, Singapore, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Vienna, Vilnius, and Zurich. 

(As of November 2017)


Daniel Kluger

Daniel Kluger's recent New York credits include The Village Bike (MCC); Your Mother’s Copy of the Kama Sutra (Playwrights Horizons); The Few, Ode to Joy, and The Correspondent (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater); Women or Nothing (Atlantic Theater Company); Nikolai and the Others (Lincoln Center); Somewhere Fun and The North Pool (Vineyard); Tribes and Hit the Wall (Barrow Street Theatre); and The Seagull (Lake Lucille). His regional credits include productions at The Old Globe, Mark Taper Forum, La Jolla Playhouse, Long Wharf, Pig Iron, TheatreWorks, and American Players Theatre.

(As of October 2014)


Lauren Halvorsen

Lauren Halvorsen is in her ninth season as Studio’s Associate Literary Director. Her dramaturgy credits here include Doubt, P.Y.G. or the Mis-Edumacation of Dorian Belle, Admissions, Kings, If I Forget, Vietgone, The Wolves, Skeleton Crew, The Father, Three Sisters, The Hard Problem, Hand to God, Moment, Between Riverside and Crazy, Chimerica, The Wolfe Twins, Belleville, Water by the Spoonful, Tribes, The Real Thing, The Motherfucker with the Hat, The Aliens, Bachelorette, The Big Meal, and Time Stands Still. Previously, Lauren spent three seasons as Literary Manager of The Alley Theatre. She was the Artistic Associate of the WordBRIDGE Playwrights Laboratory for six years and has worked in various artistic capacities for The Kennedy Center, City Theatre Company, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, First Person Arts Festival, and The Wilma Theater. Lauren is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College.

(As of December 2019)


T. Scott Wooten

T. Scott Wooten returns to Studio Theatre where he stage managed Red Speedo and assistant stage managed The Apple Family Plays. He was previously the Artistic Associate of American Stage Theatre Company in St. Petersburg, FL for nine seasons and a resident Stage Manager at Maltz Jupiter Theatre. He has worked in various capacities on over 90 productions and received two 2013 Theatre Tampa Bay Award nominations for his direction and sound design of My Name is Asher Lev. His adaptation REEFER MADNESS!!! THE PLAY!!! received the Best Play Audience Choice Award at the 2010 Orlando International Fringe Festival. He recently directed The Chosen by Aaron Posner and Chaim Potok at American Stage Theatre Company.

(As of October 2014)


First-rate acting and directing! The gifted Rachel Bonds has a unique sensitivity to dialogue and modern locutions.
DC Metro Theater Arts
An exceedingly relevant piece of contemporary theatre.
Maryland Theatre Guide
This excellent play by Rachel Bonds allows a tale to breathe and find its own unique path. Director Mike Donahue seems to have an infallible touch ... with sharply intuitive direction of four profoundly well-cast actors.
The Washington Post

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