Jay Scheib is a director and designer of plays, operas, ballets, and hybrid live art performance events. Recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an Obie Award for Direction of his Fassbinder adaptation “World of Wires,” Scheib’s physically daring, technologically rich, stagings have garnered rave reviews and accolades internationally. Scheib’s production of Thomas Adès’ opera “Powder her Face” for New York City Opera at BAM was called “dazzling,” by Anthony Tommasini of the New York Times. Other recent works include the Luigi Nono / Monteverdi evening, “Odyssee,” conducted by George Petrou at the Staatstheater Darmstadt and his live cinema performance after Chekhov’s “Platonov, or the Disinherited” which premiered at La Jolla Playhouse, followed by performances in New York City at The Kitchen with live broadcast to the AMC Empire 25 Cinema in Times Square. Scheib is Professor for Music and Theater Arts at MIT where he directs the program in Theater Arts.