Jay Scheib received a 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship and a 2012 Obie Award for Best Direction for World of Wires at The Kitchen in New York. Other 2012 productions include Yin Mei and the Hong Kong Dance Company’s The Seven Sages in Hong Kong; and Fassbinder’s Garbage, the City and Death in Oslo, Norway. Upcoming productions include the New York City Opera’s season opener, Thomas Ades’ Powder Her Face,at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in February 2013 followed by a live drive-in movie version of Chekhov’s Platonov at La Jolla Playhouse in the fall of 2013.
Past productions include Bellona, Destroyer of Cities (The Kitchen, New York; ICA Boston; Maison des Arts, Creteil, France); Evan Ziporyn’s A House in Bali (Cutler Majestic, Boston; BAM’s Next Wave Festival 2010); Beethoven's Fidelio (Saarländisches Staatstheater, Saarbrücken, Germany); Brecht's Puntila und sein Knecht Matti (Theater Augsburg, Germany); This Place is a Desert (ICA Boston, Under the Radar Festival/Public Theater); and Addicted to Bad Ideas (Spoleto Festival, URB Festival Helsinki, Luminato Festival Toronto, Peak Performances Montclair, Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, Under the Radar Festival/Webster Hall).
Other works include Irene Popovic’s opera Mozart Luster Lustik (Sava Center, Belgrade, Serbia); Lothar Trolle's Ein Vormittag in der Freitheit (Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin); and Untitled Mars (This Title May Change) (Performance Space 122, New York; National Theater, Budapest, Hungary).
Named Best New York Theater Director by Time Out New York in 2009, and named by American Theater Magazine as one of the 25 theater artists who will shape the next 25 years of American theater, Scheib is a recipient of the Edgerton Award, The Richard Sherwood Award, and the NEA/TCG Program for Directors. He is a guest professor at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria and is Professor for Music and Theater Arts at MIT.
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