WINNER 2012 OBIE AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION ON WORLD OF WIRES!!
World of Wires opened with one of the most thrillingly witty displays of illusion I've ever seen on a stage or a screen — a genuine challenge to one's fixed notion of reality — and then barreled through another 90 minutes of riveting near anarchy. I'm hereby sending a brain transmission out to some Off Broadway/nonprofit Morpheus: Please, reboot this soon. — Scott Brown - New York Magazine
- Scheib to Moderate panel on Video in live performance at the TCG Conference June 22 in Boston
- World of Wires after the film by Fassbinder, plays the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston September 21 and 22, 2012
- Scheib named 2011/12 Guggenheim Fellow
- New York City Opera announces Scheib to direct Thomas Adés' opera Powder her Face at Brooklyn Academy of Music
- World of Wires on tour in France in November - Festival d'Automne in Paris, Le Lieu Unique in Nantes, Le Manege in Maubeuge
- Scheib to Chair Theater Arts at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The World Premiere of WORLD OF WIRES played a sold-out, three week engagement at The Kitchen in New York City. An array of reviews, interviews and preview articles on World of Wires is available here— read David Cote's review in Time Out New York; AndrewAndrew's insta-review Papermag; Ben Brantley's review in the New York Times; Alex Zafiris' interview in BOMB; Scott Macaulay's interview in Filmmaker Magazine; and Carmen García Durazo's review in Guernica among others — and the critical discussions continue—Scott Brown's write-up in New York Magazine and Ben Brantley's essay in the Arts Beat Blog on new media in the contemporary theater for the New York Times.
June 22, 2012 at 10:45 AM - Park Plaza Hotel, Stuart Room, 4th Floor TCG Conference
Scheib moderates a discussion at the Theater Communication Group annual meeting. The discussion models the rise and rise and now permanence of Video in live performance. Titled "Performance Media: Extending the Theatrical Form." Focusing primarily on the ways in which video has been used to augment our ability to express both within and without narrative forms, this discussion features a handful of best practitioners discussing their own best practices. In a discussion aimed to model the process of integrating video and other computational forms into live performance designer /director William Cusick, actor Mikéah Ernest Jennings, curator and critic Helen Shaw, and director Marianne Weems will engage the discussion. Join the conversation! Friday June 22nd 10:45am - 12:15pm at the Park Plaza Hotel, Stuart Room 4th Floor.
World of Wires, Directed by Jay Scheib after the film by Fassbinder
Institute of Contemporary Art, September 21, 22
KRT Festival, Krakow Poland October 8 and 9, 2012
Lieu Unique, Nantes, France, November 8, 9, 10 at 20h30
Festival D'Automne, (Maison des Arts) Paris, France, November 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 at 20h30
Le Manege, Maubeuge Mons, France, November 20
Jay Scheib’s world premiere of WORLD OF WIRES played a sold-out, three week engagement at The Kitchen in New York City. Garnering an array of rave and insightful reviews, interviews and preview articles World of Wires is the final installment of Jay Scheib's Simulated Cities / Simulated System performance trilogy— read David Cote's review in Time Out New York; AndrewAndrew's insta-review Papermag; Ben Brantley's review in the New York Times; Alex Zafiris' interview in BOMB; Scott Macauly's interview in Filmmaker Magazine; and Carmen García Durazo's review in Guernica among others — and the critical discussions continue—Scott Brown's write-up in New York Magazine and Ben Brantley's essay in the Arts Beat Blog on New Media in the Theater for the New York Times.
A 2011-12 Guggenheim Fellow and 2012 Obie Winner for Direction, Jay Scheib is an acclaimed writer, director and designer of plays, operas, and live art installations. Scheib's recent works include Thomas Adès' opera Powder her Face with New York City Opera at Brooklyn Academy of Music and Scheib's Fassbinder adaptation World of Wires which premiered at The Kitchen (NY) followed by performances in Boston, Krakow, Nantes and Paris; a multimedia staging of Evan Ziporyn's new opera A House in Bali was presented in BAM's 2010 Next Wave Festival in New York City, and at the Cutler Majestic Theater in Boston; Other works include Bellona, Destroyer of Cities at The Kitchen followed by performances at the Maison des Arts Creteil (MAC) Exit Festival in Paris; Bertolt Brecht's Puntila und Sein Knecht Matti at Theater Augsburg, and Beethoven's Fidelio at Saarlandisches Staatstheater. Scheib is a Professor for Music and Theater Arts at MIT, and has been a regular guest professor at both the Norwegian Theater Academy and The Mozarteum Institute for Acting and Directing in Salzburg.
2011 Guggenheim Fellow and 2012 Obie Winner for Direction of World of Wires, Jay Scheib is a director, designer and author of plays, operas and live art events. Internationally known for works of daring physicality, genre-defying performances and deep integration of new technologies, Scheib’s recent productions include the New York City Opera season opener Powder her Face by Thomas Adès at Brooklyn Academy of Music and Fassbinder's controversial Garbage, the City, and Death in Oslo. Other recent works include World of Wires, the final installment of his science vs. fiction trilogy Simulated Cities/Simulated Systems which premiered at the Ktichen followed by performances as part of Festival d'Automne in Paris at Maison des Arts Créteil and in Nantes at Lieu Unique. Other international works include a collaboration with choreographer Yin Mei and the Hong Kong Dance Company on a new ballet titled the Seven Sages, which premiered in Hong Kong in March 2012 and Scheib's adaptation of Samuel R. Delany's Dhalgren titled Bellona, Destroyer of Cities, which played the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston and the Maison des Arts, Creteil, France after its Kitchen run. Other recent works include Evan Ziporyn’s A House in Bali, presented as part of BAM’s Next Wave Festival 2010; a new staging of Beethoven's Fidelio at the Saarländisches Staatstheater in Saarbrücken; Brecht's Puntila und sein Knecht Matti at Theater Augsburg; This Place is a Desert (ICA/Boston, Under the Radar Festival/Public Theater); and Addicted to Bad Ideas, Peter Lorre’s 20th Century, which played at Spoleto Festival, Urban Festival Helsinki, Luminato Festival Toronto, Peak Performances Montclair, Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and more. Other works include the world premiere of Irene Popovic’s opera Mozart Luster Lustik at the Sava Center, Belgrade, Serbia; Lothar Trolle's Ein Vormittag in der Freitheit at the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin; a new staging of the Novoflot science fiction opera saga Kommander Kobayashi in Saarbruecken, Germany; and Untitled Mars (This Title May Change) at Performance Space 122 in New York and at the State Theater in Budapest, Hungary. Listed Best New York Theater Director by Time Out New York in 2009, and named by American Theater Magazine as one of the 25 theater artists who will shape the next 25 years of American theater, Scheib is a recipient of the Edgerton Award, The Richard Sherwood Award, and the NEA/TCG Program for Directors. He is a regular guest professor at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria and is Professor for Music and Theater Arts at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
In development is a trilogy of hybrid performance works under the banner, Simulated Cities / Simulated Systems. All three have been developed In residence at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Untitled Mars (This Title May Change) premiered at Performance Space 122 (April 2008) in New York followed by performances at the Hungarian National Theater, Budapest; Bellona Destroyer of Cities played a sold out run at The Kitchen (April 2010) and was presented as part of the Maison des Arts Cretéil (MAC) Exit Festival in Paris followed by a run at the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, (May 2011) ; Part 3, World of Wires will premiere at The Kitchen January 6, 2012. Envisioned as an ongoing series of collaborations across disciplines, Simulated Cities / Simulated Systems flows an exchange of ideas with aerospace and astronautics, architecture and conceptual civil engineering, computer science and artificial intelligence.
World of Wires
Mozart Luster Lustik
World of Wires
The Making of Americans
The Vomit Talk of Ghosts
The War Plays
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