Following the April 9, 2010 Performance of Bellona, Destroyer of Cities — Farai Chideya moderated a conversation between Samuel R. Delany and Jay Scheib (links below)

Listen to an MP3 of Conversation (mp3 / 45mbs / 30mins)
with Samuel R. Delany and Jay Scheib moderated by Farai Chideya
(or read the un-edited transcript here)

Read the 21C Interview with Samuel R. Delany and Jay Scheib


Samuel R. Delany (Author of Dhalgren) has won four Nebula Awards, two Hugo Awards, and the William Whitehead Memorial Award for his lifetime contribution to lesbian and gay writing. Born and raised in New York City’s Harlem in 1942, he is a professor of English and creative writing at Temple University, where he is Director of the Graduate Creative Writing Program. Delany’s novels include Nova (1968), Dhalgren (1975), Trouble on Triton (1976), and The Mad Man (1995). He is author of the four-book series, Return to Nevèrÿon (1979–87), and the short novel Phallos (2004). His most recent novel, Dark Reflections (2008), won the 2008 Stonewall Book Award and was a runner up for that year’s Lambda Literary Award. His stories have been collected in Aye, and Gomorrah, and Other Stories (2002)and Atlantis: Three Tales (1995). His nonfiction volumes include The Jewel-Hinged Jaw (1977–rev. 2009), About Writing: Seven Essays, Three Letters, and Five Interviews (2006), and Times Square Red, Times Square Blue (1998). A further collection of his interviews has appeared in the University of Mississippi Press’s Conversations with Samuel R. Delany (2009), edited by Carl Freedman.


Farai Chideya (moderator) http://www.faraichideya.com/


Production Fotos from Bellona Destroyer of Cities at the Kitchen
< Hi-Res Images available here >
<Foto Key / Credits Here>

Selected Press (pdf)
Selected Works_Portfolio (pdf)
Scheib_CV (pdf)
Scheib_Portraits by Naomi White (jpg)


Press Images
(fotokeys are in the directory)
Bellona, Destroyer of Cities
A House in Bali
Puntila und Sein Knecht Matti
Untitled Mars (This Title May Change)
Addicted to Bad Ideas


Tech Riders
Tech Rider_HouseinBali (pdf)
Tech Rider_Bellona (pdf)
Tech Rider_Untitled Mars (pdf)
Tech Rider_This Place is a Desert (pdf)


The Kitchen with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency; The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States; The Experimental Television Center’s Presentation Funds, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts; The Lucius and Eva Eastman Fund; Massachusetts Institute of Technology Office of the Associate Provost and School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Very special thanks to the following individual contributors: Anonymous, Winsome Brown & Claude Arpels, Elaine Chen, Merry Conway, Lisa Cortes, Shari Frilot & Roya Rastegar, Jennifer Gibbs & Luis Castro, Agnes Gund, Catherine Gund, Mitch Hurley, Leila Kinney, Marty & Valerie Levenstein, Edward McKeaney, Shira Milikowsky, Walter Mosley, Charles Rice-Gonzalez, Therese Selvaratnam, Lucy Sexton, Audry & Alex Weintrob, Jed Weintrob, Kim Whitener, Soon-Young Yoon & Rick Smith

We greatly appreciate the support of all the individuals and institutions listed above. Donors are listed in alphabetical order and not separated by amounts. Please consider contributing to the productions of Jay Scheib. Your name will be added to the list above or you may choose to remain anonymous.

Jay Scheib, jayscheib@jayscheib.com, 1.917.612.2137

Bellona, Destroyer of Cities has been invited to the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Boston, May 2011