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WORLD OF WIRES premieres in Paris for the Festival D’Automne, Nov 13-17, 2012

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

© Paula Court, courtesy of The Kitchen

Great news!  I will be returning to Maison des Arts Créteil yet again this coming November for the Festival D’Automne.

I think this makes the 4th show I’ve toured to the Festival D’Automne in Paris and I’m excited and honored to be a part of another original creation representing the best in contemporary American performance.

WORLD OF WIRES adapted by Jay Scheib, 2012 Obie winner, is set to storm the city of light November 13-17, 2012.

From the Festival D’Automne A Paris website:

World of Wires is the third part of a trilogy entitled “Simulated Cities/Simulated Systems”, created by Jay Scheib at MIT and based on a 1973 science-fiction television series directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Scheib, an author, opera composer and stage director, worked jointly with engineers and computer scientists to build a complex performance which challenges our perception of reality.

World of Wires
Adaptation of  film Welt am Draht 
by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, based on Simulacron-3 dnovel by Daniel F. Galouye
Adaptation and Direction, Jay Scheib
Scenography, Sara Brown
Costumes, Alba Clemente
Sound, Anouschka Trocker
Light and video, Josh Higgason
Caméra, Jay Scheib
Assistant Director, Kasper Sejersen and Laine Rettmer
Stage Manager, Susan Wilson
With Sarita Choudhury, Mikéah Ernest Jennings, Rosalie Lowe, Jon Morris, Ayesha Ngaujah, Laine Rettmer et Tanya Selvaratnam 


Bellona, Destroyer of Cities presented as part of the Emerging America Festival

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Tickets have been on sale for Bellona, Destroyer of Cities, directed by Jay Scheib, based on Samuel R. Delany’s Dhalgren at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA Boston). May 13-14 at 7:30 pm, May 15 at 2 pm; post-show conversation on May 14.

We just premiered this piece at the Maison Des Arts Creteil in Paris for the EXIT Festival a few weeks ago.  If you’re in the Boston area come out and experience a phenomenal live event you won’t soon forget!


Photo Credit: Julieta Cervantes

Set in a city doomed to revise its cataclysms again and again, Bellona, Destroyer of Cities draws on the labyrinthine world imagined by Delany to express the intricate and at times abstract delineations of race, gender and sexuality today.

The show stars Sarita Choudhury, Caleb Hammond, Mikéah Ernest Jennings, Jon Morris, Ayesha Ngaujah, Tanya Selvaratnam, and Natalie Thomas; and features set and lighting design by Peter Ksander, and video and photography by Josh Higgason with Jay Scheib and Carrie Mae Weems.

Tickets are $25. Bellona, Destroyer of Cities is presented as part of the Emerging America Festival and in conjunction with FAST/MIT 150: a festival celebrating MIT’s confluence of Art, Science and Technology.  More info HERE.


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dir Jay Scheib
ICA Boston
Friday + Saturday
September 21 + 22, 2012
7:30 pm