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

Tour Dates:

Platonov or the Disinherited is generously supported in part by a grant from the MAP FUND.

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..

(Full Biographie Here)

Mixing multimedia with deadpan-cool (and very sexy) actors, Scheib is forging new ways of seeing drama. - Time Out New York

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.

Read all of the Reviews here! (pdf 3.9mb)


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.

(More Information Here)

A House in Bali
Cal Performances / BAM Next Wave Festival

Bellona, Destroyer of Cities
The Kitchen NYC / ICA Boston

Puntila und sein Knecht Matti
Theater Augsburg, Germany

Addicted to Bad Ideas, Peter Lorre's 20th Century
Peak Performances / UTR Webster Hall / Spoleto Festival USA

Untitled Mars (This Title May Change)
PS122 / National Theater Budapest

This Place is a Desert,
ICA Boston / UTR Public Theater

The Power of Darkness
TRAFO Budapest

Draußen tobt die Dunkelziffer
Mozarteum, Salzburg

Mozart Luster Lustik
Sava Center, Belgrade

Chashama, NYC

Reading at ICA Boston

World of Wires
The Kitchen (2012)

Staatstheater Saarbrücken, Germany (2011)

Women Dreamt Horses
Performance Space 122, NYC


All Good Everything Good
with Margareth Kammerer

Kommander Kobayashi
Staatstheater Saarbrücken, Germany

Our Town
MIT, Cambridge MA

Loeb Drama Center, Harvard

The Demolition Downlown
MIT, Cambridge MA

The Making of Americans
The Walker Art Center, Mpls (PDF)

The Vomit Talk of Ghosts
The Flea Theater, NYC

West Pier
Ohio Theater, NYC

The Medea

Falling and Waving
Arts at St. Ann's, Brooklyn NY

The War Plays
Mozarteum, Salzburg



The Kitchen's presentation of World of Wires is made possible with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

Additional support provided by the Guggenheim Fellowship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, New York State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Theater Commissioning Program, the Greenwall Foundation, MIT Council for the Arts, a residency at the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center, and the Südtiroler Künstlerförderung. World of Wires was supported by a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council residency at Building 110: LMCC's Arts Center at Governors Island.

If you are interested in being a contributor next season, please contact

Jay Scheib,, 1.917.612.2137