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Director, Designer, Writer
2011 Guggenheim Fellow. Director, Designer, Writer of Plays and libretti, Jay Scheib’s current and upcoming productions include Puntila und sein Knecht Matti at Theater Augsburg in Germany (Winter 2010), Bellona, Destroyer of Cities (April 2010, The Kitchen NYC) Evan Ziporyn’s new opera A House in Bali at Cal Performances in Berkeley (Sept 2009) and Brooklyn Academy of Music (Fall 2010, Next Wave Festival), and Fidelio at Saarländische Staatstheater in Saarbrücken, Germany (Winter 2011). 2008 productions included Untitled Mars (This Title May Change), which premiered at Performance Space 122 in New York followed by a tour to the National Theatre in Budapest, Hungary, and This Place is a Desert, which premiered at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art followed by a sold-out run at the Public Theater in New York as part of the Under the Radar Festival. Untitled Mars received an Obie Award for Scenic Design; This Place is a Desert was named one of the Ten Best Shows of 2008 by Time Out New York. Concurrent with these productions, Scheib’s collaboration with punk rock ensemble World/Inferno Friendship Society, Addicted to Bad Ideas, toured to numerous venues around the world, including Spoleto Festival USA, Under the Radar Festival in New York, Urban Arts in Helsinki, Peak Performances in Montclair, and the Luminato Festival in Toronto. International works include the world premiere of Irene Popovic’s opera Mozart Luster Lustik in Belgrade, Serbia, Lothar Trolle’s Vormittag in der Freitheit at the Volksbühne, Berlin and a new staging of the Novoflot science fiction opera saga Kommander Kobayashi in Saarbruecken, Germany. In the Spring of 2009, he was ranked Best New York Theater Director by Time Out New York, and named by American Theater Magazine as one of the twenty-five theater artists who will shape the next twenty-five years of American theater. Recipient of the Edgerton Award, The Richard Sherwood Award, and the NEA/TCG Program for Directors, Scheib is a regular guest professor at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria and is Associate Professor for Music and Theater at MIT.

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Bellona, Destroyer of Cities opens Friday May 13 at the ICA / Boston

Posted on May 3, 2011 at 4:20pm 0 Comments

For immediate release:

Bellona, Destroyer of Cities—March 13, 14, 15, at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Sarita Choudhury and Tanya Selvaratnam — Photo by Julieta Cervantes

Bellona, Destroyer of Cities

(BOSTON—May 1, 2011) The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) presents the New England premiere of Jay Scheib’s Bellona, Destroyer of Cities on May 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. and May 15 at 2 p.m., in the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater… Continue

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At 9:57am on February 10, 2011, Caden Manson (Network Curator) said…
Hi Jay! Great video samples. I just featured a few of them on the front page.

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