The Children

5/1/19– 6/9/19


In their remote cottage on the British coast, a long-married pair of retired nuclear physicists live a modest life in the aftermath of a natural disaster, giving scrupulous care to energy rationing, their garden, their yoga practice. When former colleague Rose reappears after 38 years, her presence upends the couple’s equilibrium and trust. As the fallout from long-ago decisions comes hurtling into view, Rose unveils a proposal that threatens more than their marriage. A hit in London and New York, Lucy Kirkwood’s latest is a taut and disquieting thriller about responsibility and reparation—what one generation owes the next. 

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Show Information

Runtime: This performance will run approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes with no intermission.
Environmental Warning: Please note that this production will feature smoking of an herbal cigarette.

The Children is generously underwritten
by Teresa and Dan Schwartz.


The Artists


Production Team


Tom Kamm

Tom Kamm has designed over 50 sets for theatre, opera, and dance. He designed seven projects for director Robert Wilson including The Civil Wars (American Theater Wing Award) and The Forest, with music by David Byrne. Tom has designed premieres of new works by playwrights Tony Kushner, Charles Mee, Robert O’Hara, and José Rivera. He is also the founding principal of Kamm Architecture, a firm specializing in design of theaters, schools, and custom residential projects. Tom received his BA in Drama from UC San Diego and holds an M.Arch degree from the Yale School of Architecture.

(As of April 2019)


Nephelie Andonyadis

Nephelie Andonyadis recently designed the costumes for Marya Sea Kaminski’s adaptation of The Tempest at Pittsburgh Public Theater and the sets for Topdog/Underdog at Avant Bard and Winnie the Pooh at Adventure Theatre. Other recent designs include the set for Magic Fruit and costumes for The Cardinal, both with Cornerstone Theater Company and in collaboration with the communities of Los Angeles and Flushing, Queens; and costumes for Lost in the Stars with SITI Company and The Odyssey at Seattle Repertory Theatre. Upcoming projects include The Juliet Letters with Urban Arias and Occupant with Theater J, as well as The Jordan Downs Play and Festival with Cornerstone Theater Company and As You Like It with Seattle Public Works at Seattle Repertory Theatre. Nephelie was a recipient of the NEA/TCG Design Fellowship and has been a Professor of Theater Arts at the University of Michigan and at The University of Redlands. She is an ensemble member of Cornerstone Theater Company and earned her BS from Cornell University’s School of Architecture and her MFA from the Yale School of Drama.

(As of April 2019)


Miriam Nilofa Crowe

Miriam Nilofa Crowe is a New York-based lighting designer for theatre, dance and music. She recently designed the world premiere of Teenage Dick (Ma Yi + The Public Theater) and Rosanne Cash’s The River and the Thread, which won three Grammy Awards. Other recent projects in New York include Kennedy (Theatre at St. Clement’s), Charlie’s Waiting (Parity Productions), Hurricane Party (The Collective NY), home/sick and Seagullmachine (The Assembly), This is Modern Art and Platonov (Blessed Unrest), Anna (Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre), PS 160 (Gabrielle Mertz), The Penalty (The Apothetae), 2hymn vb (Anneke Hansen), Six Characters: A Family Album (Theodora Skipitares), Medea (Bryan Davidson Blue), and Symphony for the Dance Floor (BAM). Regional productions include Fences, Having Our Say and Raisin in the Sun (Triad Stage). She is a founding member of Wingspace Theatrical Design and has an MFA in Design from the Yale School of Drama.

(As of April 2019)


Broken Chord

Broken Chord designed The Parisian Woman and Eclipsed on Broadway. Off Broadway credits include The Lying Lesson at Atlantic Theater Company, OZET at Incubator Arts Project, Bull in a China Shop at Lincoln Center Theater, When We Were Young and Unafraid at Manhattan Theatre Club, The Good Negro and Party People at The Public Theater, and Appropriate at Signature Theatre. Regional credits include Tom Sawyer at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Ruined at Berkeley Rep, Hair at Dallas Theater Center, Make Believe at Hartford Stage, Top Girls at Huntington Theatre, UniSon at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Macbeth and Hamlet at Shakespeare Theatre Company, and These Paper Bullets! at Yale Rep.

(As of April 2019)


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)


Anthony O. Bullock

Anthony O. Bullock returns to Studio Theatre after previously being the Resident Stage Manager for two seasons. Prior Studio credits include The Hard Problem, Cloud 9, Hedda Gabler, Moment, Between Riverside and Crazy, Chimerica, Jumpers for Goalposts, and Laugh. Additional DC area credits include Signature Theatre, Arena Stage, Baltimore Center Stage, and Theater J, where he will be their new Resident Stage Manager for the 2019-2020 season. Other regional credits include McCarter Theatre Center, Barrington Stage Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Passage Theatre, and Shakespeare & Company, among others. He toured with The White Snake by Mary Zimmerman in association with the Goodman Theatre, as part of the Wuzhen Theatre Festival in Wuzhen, China. Anthony received his BFA from Oklahoma City University. He is also on the board of The Stage Managers’ Association as the Eastern Regional Director. He is a proud member of AEA. 

(As of April 2019)


Thoroughly gripping...
The Washington Post
A suspenseful domestic dystopia
This is a play everyone should see...
Georgetown Dish
A captivating masterpiece...
DC Metro Theater Arts
An impactful and well-rounded performance
Metro Weekly

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