Born in Shenandoah, Iowa, in 1969, Jay Scheib is an American stage director, playwright, and artist, who is widely recognized for his contemporary productions of both classical and new plays and operas integrating technology. Scheib began his career producing French dramatist and theatre director Antonin Artaud’s short play Le Jet du Sang (Jet of Blood) in 1991. Scheib has since then staged a number of works including Addicted to Bad Ideas, Evan Ziporyn’s Live Cinema opera A House in Bali, Irena Popovich’s Mozart Luster Lustik, and the five-part Novaflot opera saga Kommander Kobayashi composed by Moritz Eggert, Aleksandra Gryka, Ricardas Kabelis, Juha Koskinen and Helmut Oehring, and conducted by Jonathan Kaell. In 2010, Scheib adapted Samuel R. Delany’s classic science-fiction novel “Dhalgren” as Bellona, Destroyer of Cities, a Live Cinema production that premiered at The Kitchen in 2010. In 2014, Scheib returned to The Kitchen with another Live Cinema adaptation—Platonov, or the Disinherited—of Chekhov’s unfinished play that was found posthumously in a safe deposit box. Scheib’s other recent music theatrical works include “Persona” after the film by Ingmar Bergman and “Bat Out of Hell” after the album by Jim Steinman. “Bat Out of Hell” began previews at the London Coliseum on June 5, 2017 and won London’s Evening Standard Award for Best Musical, while Scheib was nominated for Best Director for the 2017 WhatsOnStage Award. For more information please visit: