Writer and Director Jay Scheib’s recent productions include Bellona, Destroyer of Cities which premiered at The Kitchen followed by presentations at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston and in Paris as part of the Maison des Arts, Creteil, (MAC) Exit Festival. Other recent works include Evan Ziporyn’s A House in Bali which was presented as part of the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival 2010; works in Germany include new stagings of Beethoven’s Fidelio at the Saarländisches Staatstheater in Saarbrücken Germany and Brecht’s Puntila und sein Knecht Matti in Brecht’s own hometown City Theater Augsburg, also in Germany. Other productions include This Place is a Desert (ICA/Boston, Under the Radar Festival/Public Theater), and Addicted to Bad Ideas, Peter Lorre’s 20th Century (world tour), Irene Popovic’s opera Mozart Luster Lustik in Belgrade, Serbia and Untitled Mars, (This Title May Change) at PS 122 in New York followed by a run at the State Theater in Budapest, Hungary. A 2011 Guggenheim Fellow and recipient of the Edgerton Award, Jay Scheib is a regular guest Professor of acting and directing at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria and is Associate Professor of Music and Theater Arts at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Working with a regular roster of collaborators during his Governors Island Residency, Scheib will join forces with performers Sarita Choudhury, Mikéah Ernest Jennings, Jon Morris, Ayesha Ngaujah, Tanya Selvaratnam and Natalie Thomas, to develop World of Wires, the third and final installment of Scheib’s science vs. fiction performance trilogy: Simulated Cities / Simulated Systems. Part One: Untitled Mars (This Title May Change) was premiered at PS 122 and was honored with an Obie Award for Best Scenic Design. Part Two: Bellona, Destroyer of Cities premiered at The Kitchen. Part Three: World of Wires will also premiere at The Kitchen, January 2012.
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