Theatre Of The Hyperreal: Art, Performance, and Technology with Jay Scheib

 

Theatre Of The Hyperreal: Art, Performance, and Technology with Jay Scheib

CBIS Auditorium

December 9, 2015 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Recognized internationally as a director of genre-defying performance, Jay Scheib is a technologically-savvy cultural philosopher and creator of live cinema whose work has been exhibited in opera halls, theatre venues, and cineplexes. Join us for a lively discussion with this midwestern boy turned techno-auteur as he explains his formula for provoking the intellect while stimulating the pleasure centers of the brain.

As the director of the Music and Theater Arts Program at MIT, it should be no surprise that Scheib’s work exists at the nexus of art, technology, and hyperreality. His kaleidoscopic adaptation of the Chekhov play retitled Platanov, or the Disinherited was a physically demanding cacophony of booze and doom metal that left its New York audiences as breathless and sweaty as his superlatively agile ensemble of actors. Conceived as a single-take feature film, Scheib himself served as cameraman, simulcasting a mirror-world version of the high-energy performance straight from the stage to cinema screens in Times Square and downtown Brooklyn.

Among his many accolades, Scheib counts an Obie Award, a Guggenheim fellowship, and being named one of the 25 theatre artists who are shaping the future of American theatre by American Theatre Magazine. For more info, visit jayscheib.com.

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