I know that I had promised to post some information on Jay Scheib, who directed the American premiere of Women Dreamt Horses, so here it is!:
“Jay Schieb is an American stage director noted for his contemporary productions of both classical and new plays and operas. Scheib is Associate Professor of Theater Arts at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he teaches performance media, motion theater, media and methods, and introduction to acting. He is also a regular guest professor at the Mozarteum Institute für Regie und Schauspiel in Salzburg, Austria, where he conducts an annual “viewpoints and composition” studio.”
In my eyes, Jay’s work is notable for its experimentation with film and projections, which explodes the onstage action, his collaborative processes and his actors’ commitment to fully physical actions. He creates worlds that interrogate and distort what we take for granted and devises relationships that are ridiculous, yet too human. Here are some links for further exploration!