SCHEIB WINS 2012 OBIE AWARD FOR DIRECTION OF 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
- World of Wires after the film by Fassbinder, plays the KRT Festival, Krakow Poland October 8 and 9, 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 2012/2013
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 OBIE Winning 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 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 Theater for the New York Times.
A 2011-12 Guggenheim Fellow, Jay Scheib is an acclaimed writer, director and designer of plays, operas, and installations. Scheib's recent works include World of Wires at The Kitchen (NY); a multimedia staging of Evan Ziporyn's new opera A House in Bali as part of BAM's 2010 Next Wave Festival in New York City, and at the Cutler Majestic Theater in Boston; Bellona, Destroyer of Cities premiered 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 an Associate Professor for music and theater arts at MIT, and a regular guest at the Norwegian Theater Academy, The Mozarteum Institute for Acting and Directing.
World of Wires Adapted and Directed by Jay Scheib after the film by Fassbinder. Pictured:
Ayesha Ngaujah, Jay Scheib, Laine Rettmer, Sarita Choudhury
Photo by Paula Court, Courtesy of The Kitchen (hi res publicity images here)
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.
Mozart Luster Lustik
World of Wires
The Making of Americans
The Vomit Talk of Ghosts
The War Plays
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