Doubt: A Parable

09/04/19 - 10/20/19


The Bronx, 1964. Suspicions surface at a parochial school about a charismatic young priest’s interest in a Catholic school’s first and only Black student. Absent hard proof, Sister Aloysius, the school’s starched and self-assured principal, tries to protect the innocent—but is she doing God’s work or is her certitude actually pride? Anchored by Studio mainstay Sarah Marshall, Doubt is John Patrick Shanley’s masterpiece about faith, ambiguity, and the price of moral conviction.

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Runtime: 1 hour and 35 minutes with no intermission.
Environmental Warnings: For this production, incense will be burned in the theatre.

Doubt is generously underwritten
by Dr. Mark Epstein and Amoretta Hoeber.


The Artists

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Production Team


Daniel Conway

Daniel Conway has designed more than two dozen plays for Studio Theatre including Three Sisters and No SistersThe Aliens, and his Helen Hayes Award-winning design for Hand to God. His recent work on Macbeth for Chicago Shakespeare Theater and The Scottsboro Boys for Signature Theatre was featured in the 2019 Prague Quadrennial of World Stage Design and Performance Art. He is currently designing Singin’ in the Rain for Olney Theatre Center. Other regional credits include work for Arena Stage, Signature Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, Woolly Mammoth, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Cleveland Play House, Shakespeare Theatre Company, South Coast Rep, Milwaukee Rep, A.R.T., The Kennedy Center, and Boston Lyric Opera. Daniel is the designer for the performance artists/magicians Penn and Teller. Awards include 14 Helen Hayes nominations and four awards for Outstanding Set Design, nominations for the Los Angeles and Boston Critics Awards, and The Anderson-Hopkins Award for Sustained Contributions to Theatre in Washington DC.

(As of August 2019)


Wade Laboissonniere

Wade Laboissonniere last designed Translations at Studio Theatre. His Broadway credits include The Story of My Life. His Off Broadway credits include An Octoroon; The Outgoing Tide; Side Effects; Zanna, Don’t!; and Shakespeare’s R&J. His regional credits include productions at Ford’s Theatre (where he is an Associate Artist), Shakespeare Theatre Company, The Kennedy Center, Arena Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Baltimore Center Stage, Portland Center Stage, Goodspeed Opera House, Fifth Avenue Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Group, Delaware Theatre Company, Hangar Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, Alliance Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, Westport Country Playhouse, and Pasadena Playhouse. His tours include Disney’s High School Musical (US, Australia, Spain, West End) and White Christmas. Additionally, Wade has published two volumes of Blueprints of Fashion. He holds a degree from the Yale School of Drama. 

(As of August 2019)


Dawn Chiang

Dawn Chiang was previously the lighting designer for Wig Out! and Choir Boy at Studio Theatre. On Broadway, Dawn designed Zoot Suit and was co-designer for Tango Pasion. Off Broadway, she has designed for Roundabout Theatre Company, Manhattan Theatre Club, and the Encores! concert musicals. Dawn was Resident Lighting Designer for New York City Opera. She has designed for Arena Stage, Denver Center Theatre Company, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Mark Taper Forum, and the Guthrie Theater. Awards include two Lighting Designer of the Year Awards (Syracuse) and two Drama-Logue Awards (Los Angeles). 

(As of August 2019)


Victoria Deiorio

Victoria Deiorio makes her Studio Theatre debut. Designs and composition Off Broadway include Nine CirclesA Christmas CarolTwo Point OhArnie the DoughnutCassie’s Chimera, The Bluest Eye, and Ophelia. Regionally she’s worked at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Hartford Stage, Long Wharf Theatre, Seattle Rep, Baltimore Center Stage, Syracuse Stage, The Cleveland Play House, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and others. Film credits include Thump, The Interview, and One Sunday Afternoon. Victoria has received seven Jeff Awards, two After Dark Awards, and a SALT Award. She is the Chair of the Design/Tech Department and Head of Sound Design at DePaul University.  

(As of August 2019)


Lauren Halvorsen

Lauren Halvorsen is in her ninth season as Studio’s Associate Literary Director. Her dramaturgy credits here include PipelineDoubtP.Y.G. or the Mis-Edumacation of Dorian BelleAdmissionsKingsIf I ForgetVietgoneThe WolvesSkeleton CrewThe FatherThree SistersThe Hard ProblemHand to GodMomentBetween Riverside and CrazyChimericaThe Wolfe TwinsBellevilleWater by the SpoonfulTribesThe Real ThingThe Motherfucker with the HatThe AliensBacheloretteThe 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 February 2020)


Zach Campion

Zach Campion is a freelance voice, speech and dialect coach originally from San Antonio, TX. Recent credits at Studio include coaching dialect for P.Y.G. or the Mis-Edumacation of Dorian BelleKingsThe RemainsVietgoneHand to God, and Terminus. Other DC credits include the world premiere of KleptocracyIndecentSovereigntyThe Price, and Smart People at Arena Stage; The Wiz at Ford’s Theatre; MatildaTiger StyleOilLabour of LoveThe Invisible HandAubergineAnnieMy Fair LadySweeney Todd, and Angels in America (Parts 1 & 2) at Olney Theatre Center; and the world premiere of The Gulf and Heisenberg at Signature Theatre. Zach is a certified teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework ® and is a member of the Studio Acting Conservatory faculty. He holds MFA in Theatre Pedagogy from Virginia Commonwealth University and a BFA in Performance and Production from Texas State University. 

(As of August 2019)


Lauren Pekel

Lauren Pekel returns to Studio Theatre after stage managing last season’s Bright Colors and Bold Patterns. Additional Studio stage management credits include Cry It Out and Vietgone, in addition to her numerous assistant stage management credits with Studio including P.Y.G. or the Mis-Edumacation of Dorian Belle, Skeleton CrewThe Father, and No Sisters, among others. Her DC theatre credits include productions with Woolly Mammoth, Theater Alliance, Imagination Stage, and Arts on the Horizon. Regionally, she has worked with the San Francisco Opera’s Merola Opera Program, the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, and Skylight Music Theater in Milwaukee, among others. Lauren is an alumna of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee’s Theatre Program, with a BFA in Stage Management, and is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association.

(As of August 2019)


Sarah Marshall performs a little miracle in Doubt.
The Washington Post
A gripping intellectual drama.
Broadway World
A durable tale, as relevant now as it was when it was written.
DC Metro Theater Arts

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