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's staging for New York City Opera's Powder Her Face goes to the Festival Opéra de Quebec, August 1, 3 and 5 at 8:00 p.m.
- Scheib's Platonov, or the Disinherited, after Chekhov, to premiere as part of La Jolla Playhouse's Without Walls Festival.
- New York City Opera announces Scheib to direct Thomas Adés' opera Powder her Face at Brooklyn Academy of Music
Scheib's staging of Powder her Face at Festival Opéra de Quebec, August 1, 3 and 5, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. (quebec city)
Open studio showing of Platonov, or the Disinherited at the baryshnikov arts center august 23, 2013 (new york city)
Scheib's Chekhov adaptation of Platonov, or the Disinherited premieres as part of the Without Walls Festival, La Jolla Playhouse (press release here)
Suprise project with New York City Opera coming soon....
Platonov, or the Disinherited after the play by Chekhov has its New York City premiere at The Kitchen
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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