Associate professor, Music and Theater Arts Section
Jay Scheib recently premiered his adaptation of Tolstoy's The Power of Darkness with Pont Mühely in Budapest at the TRAFO House of Contemporary Arts. Other recent works include The Medea after Heiner Müller and Euripides at La Mama in New York City with subsequent performances in Istanbul and Adana Turkey, and a multimedia adaptation titled In this is the End of Sleeping after Chekhov’s Patonov fragment for the Chekhov Now Festival in NYC.
Other credits include: New York Premier of Kevin Oakes’ The Vomit Talk of Ghosts at the Flea Theater; The Demolition Downtown by Tennessee Williams at MIT; Musset’s Lorenzaccio at the Loeb Drama Center; Koltès’ West Pier at the Ohio Theatre; Falling and Waving, at Arts at St. Ann’s in Brooklyn. Projects in Berlin include MARGARETHHAMLET at Schwedterstr 12; an adaptation of Aeschylus’ trilogy ORESTIA AMERICA AMERICA, dreamlife of thousandaire affluence commissioned by the Exiles Festival, Berliner Staatsbank; two new plays by Lothar Trolle, Fernsehen and Vormittag in der Freiheit on the 3.Stock Volksbuehne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz in Berlin, co-production BAT.
Other international credits: Glass/Moan and THIS PLACE IS A DESERT, both in Budapest; The War Plays by Edward Bond, and In the Solitude of the Cotton Fields by Bernard-Marie Koltès, at the Mozarteum, Salzburg Austria. Winner of the Richard Sherwood Award, The Wade Award and numerous fellowships, Scheib is a regular guest professor at the Mozarteum Institute für Schauspiel und Regie, in Salzburg, Austria. He holds an MFA from Columbia University.
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