05/16/18 - 06/24/18


Ten years after their historic wedding, Kevin and Theo host a dinner for their families. In their gorgeously renovated condo, they talk philosophy, overcook lasagna…and reveal the truth of their seemingly perfect relationship. A comedy about the tragedy of loving, starring Maulik Pancholy (Weeds, 30 Rock, Star Trek: Discovery).

Glenn Fitzgerald and Maulik Pancholy in The Remains.

Show Information

Runtime: The Remains will run approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.
Environmental Warning: The Remains contains sudden loud noises.

The Remains is generously underwritten
by Albert Lauber and Craig Hoffman.
Additional support provided by Studio R&D,
Studio’s new works initiative.


The Artists


Production Team


Adrien-Alice Hansel

Adrien-Alice Hansel is the Literary Director at Studio, where she has dramaturged the world premieres of Queen of Basel, The Remains, No SistersI Wanna Fucking Tear You ApartAnimalLaughRed SpeedoDirtLungs, and The History of Kisses as well as productions of Cry It Out,Translations, Curve of Departure, The EffectWig Out!Straight White MenCloud 9Hedda GablerConstellationsJumpers for GoalpostsBad Jews (twice), The Apple Family PlaysInvisible ManSucker PunchThe Golden Dragon, and The New Electric Ballroom, among others. Prior to joining Studio, she spent eight seasons at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, where she headed the literary department and coordinated project scouting, selection, and development for the Humana Festival of New American Plays. She also served as production dramaturg on roughly 50 new, contemporary, and classic plays there, including premieres by Naomi Wallace, Gina Gionfriddo, Kirk Lynn and Rude Mechs, Rinne Groff, The Civilians, Anne Bogart and SITI Company, Jordan Harrison, and John Belluso. She is the co-editor of eight anthologies of plays from Actors Theatre and editor of eight editions of plays through Studio. Adrien-Alice holds an MFA from the Yale School of Drama. 

(As of April 2019)


Manna-Symone Middlebrooks

Manna-Symone Middlebrooks is Studio's Artistic Apprentice this season. Her directing credits include Assistant Director for Studio's productions of Translations, The Wolves, Curve of Departure, and Skeleton Crew; Broken Glass at Theater J; Scarred for Life at American University; and The Ruiners: A Modern Romance at Keegan Theatre. Ms. Middlebrooks holds a BA in Theatre Arts and Literature from American University and is an alumna of The British American Drama Academy.

(As of April 2018)


Jesse Belsky

Jesse Belsky previously designed P.Y.G. or The Mis-Edumacation of Dorian Belle, The Remains, The Effect, Three Sisters, No Sisters, and Animal at Studio Theatre. Regional credits include The Magic Play at Portland Center Stage, Syracuse Stage, and Actors Theatre of Louisville; Lydia and Rough Crossing at Yale Repertory Theatre; and The Year of Magical Thinking at PlayMakers Repertory Company. DC designs include Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at Ford’s Theatre; J.Q.A. and The Year of Magical Thinking at Arena Stage; Oslo, Handbagged and Book of Will at Round House Theatre; The Mystery of Love & Sex at Signature Theatre; Henry IV P1, Winter’s Tale, Sense & Sensibility, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Folger Theatre; Labour of Love, The Invisible Hand and The Magic Play at Olney Theatre Center. Jesse holds a BA from Duke University and an MFA from the Yale School of Drama, and he has taught lighting design at Connecticut College and UNC Greensboro.

(As of December 2019)


Wilson Chin

Wilson Chin previously designed Tribes at the Studio. His designs of world premieres include Geoffrey Nauffts’ Next Fall on Broadway, Julia Cho’s Aubergine at Berkeley Rep, Larissa FastHorse’s The Thanksgiving Play at Playwrights Horizons, Samuel Hunter’s Lewiston at Long Wharf, Hansol Jung’s Wild Goose Dreams at La Jolla Playhouse and Public Theater, Martyna Majok’s Cost of Living at Manhattan Theatre Club, Antoinette Nwandu’s Pass Over at Steppenwolf and LCT3, and Lauren Yee’s The Great Leap at Seattle Rep. Mr. Chin’s opera designs include Lyric Opera of Chicago, Canadian Opera, and Wolf Trap Opera. Most recently, he designed Spike Lee’s latest film Pass Over.

(As of April 2018)


Victoria J. Morales

Victoria J. Morales has worked on Skeleton Crew, Translations, and The Wolves during her time as the Stage Management Apprentice at Studio Theatre. Other credits include A Christmas Carol, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill and The Glass Menagerie at Milwaukee Repertory Theatre (where she was a Stage Management Resident), stage managing Anne of Green Gables for The Oberlin Summer Theatre Festival, and Tuxedo Junction for Birmingham Children’s Theatre. Ms. Morales is a three time Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival nominee for stage management. She holds a BA in Theatre with a focus in Stage Management from The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

(As of April 2018)


Matthew Nielson

Matthew M. Nielson recently designed and composed original music for Occupied Territories at 59E59 and Where Words Once Were at Lincoln Center. Other recent designs include the world premiere of Astoria, Parts I and II with Portland Center Stage; The Magic Play at Olney Theatre Center, Portland Center Stage, and Actor’s Theatre of Louisville; The Book of Will at Round House Theatre; Nina Simone: Four Women at Arena Stage; Shakespeare In Love at Baltimore Center Stage; and Treasure Island at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Film and television credits include The Magicians, Stranger Things, Those Who Wait, NBC Sports, UFC on FOX, The Hero Effect, Epic Drive-In, The Discovery Channel, National Geographic, and Mr. Nielson has received several Helen Hayes and film festival awards.

(As of April 2018)


Justin Schmitz

Justin Schmitz previously designed I Wanna Fucking Tear You Apart for Studio Theatre. DC credits include productions at The Kennedy Center, Signature Theatre, Olney Theatre Center, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Theater J, Round House Theatre, Forum Theatre, Imagination Stage, Rorschach, WSC Avant Bard, Constellation Theatre, Keegan, UMD, Gallaudet University, and Catholic University. Regional credits include The Dixon Place Theater in NYC, Chautauqua Theater Company, Triad Stage, Utah Shakespeare Festival, iCan House, North Carolina Black Theater, Woodbury Theatre, Actors Guild of Parkersburg WV, and The Pump House - WI. Upcoming projects include TRAYF at Theater J and the 2018 Chautauqua Institution Season. He is a 2018 Helen Hayes Award nominee for his work on The Wild Party at Constellation Theatre Company, and was previously nominated in 2017 for I Call My Brothers at Forum Theatre. He has received full design fellowships at The Kennedy Center with the Kenan Institute, The Orchard Project through The Kennedy Center, and Chautauqua Theatre Company. He holds an MFA from UNCSA and a BA from UW-La Crosse.

(As of April 2018)


Ásta Bennie Hostetter

Ásta Bennie Hostetter’s recent designs include Dance Nation (Playwrights Horizons), Bobbie Clearly (Roundabout Underground), The Lucky Ones (Ars Nova), Miles for Mary (Playwrights Horizons), Porto (WP Theater), The Wolves (Lincoln Center), The Rape of The Sabine Women….(Playwrights Realm), Fulfillment Center (Manhattan Theatre Club), John (Signature Theatre), Men on Boats (Playwrights Horizons), The Terrifying (Abrons Arts Center), 10 out of 12 and Generations (Soho Rep). Regional credits include The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (Kansas City Repertory Theatre), El Coquí Espectacular (Two River Theatre), and The Mystery of Love and Sex (Signature Theatre).

(As of April 2018)


Madison Bahr

Madison Bahr's Studio Theatre productions include Queen of Basel, The Remains, Moment, Murder Ballad, Chimerica, and The Torch Song Trilogy. Other regional credits include Cabaret at Olney Theatre Center; Billy Elliot: The Musical at Signature Theatre; Charlotte’s Web and The Little Mermaid at Imagination Stage; Kiss and Guards at the Taj at Woolly Mammoth; Our Suburb at Theater J; ReEntry, Next Fall, and Glengarry Glen Ross at Round House Theatre; and In The Heart Of America at Rep Stage. Madison holds a BA in Theatre with a focus in Stage Management from the University of Maryland (College Park).

(As of October 2019)


Absorbing and meticulously crafted
The Washington Post
Put simply, The Remains is a landmark play...
DC Metro Theater Arts
Emotionally rich family dramedy
Washington City Paper

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