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
Writer, director and designer of plays, operas, and installations, Scheib's work has been presented throughout Europe and the U.S. He is Associate Professor for Music and Theater Arts at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a frequent Guest Professor for Acting and Directing at both the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria and the Norwegian Theater Academy in Fredrikstad. Based dually in Cambridge and New York, Scheib's recent works include a mulitmedia staging of Evan Ziporyn's new opera A House in Bali as part of Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival, a sold- out run of Bellona, Destroyer of Cities at The Kitchen in New York, Beethoven's Fidelio at the Saarlandisches Staatstheater Saarbrücken, and a new production of Bertolt Brecht's Puntila und Sein Knecht Matti at Theater Augsburg, Augsburg, Germany..
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.
In development is a trilogy of hybrid performance works under the banner, Simulated Cities / Simulated Systems. All three are 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 will be presented at the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, (May 2011) ;Part 3, World of Wires will premiere at The Kitchen in the 2011/12 season. 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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