WORLD OF WIRES
adapted and directed by Jay Scheib after the film by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Screenplay by Rainer Werner Fassbinder based on the novel Simulacron-3 by Daniel F. Galouye.
World Premiere: The Kitchen, January 2012
THE TEAM OF WORLD OF WIRES includes director/adapter Jay Scheib, performers
Sarita Choudhury, Mikéah Ernest Jennings, Rosalie Lowe, Jon Morris,
Ayesha Ngaujah, Laine Rettmer and Tanya Selvaratnam; scenic design by
Sara Brown, costumes by Alba Clemente, sound design by Anouschka
Trocker, lighting design by Josh Higgason, video by Jay Scheib and Josh Higgason,
assistant director Laine Rettmer, and stage managed by Susan Wilson.
This production is produced by Tanya Selvaratnam.
World of Wires was developed through a workshop with students at MIT followed by professional
studio presentations with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the Prelude Festival in New
York City (2011). Further presentations include the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (September
2012), Festival d’Automne Paris (Maison des Arts), Lieu Unique Nantes, and Le Manege,
Maubeuge Mons, France (November 2012).
His brand of theater always seems to be ahead of everybody else.
World of Wires opened with one of the most thrillingly witty displays of illusion I've
ever seen on a stage or a screen – a genuine challenge to one's fixed notion of reality
– and then barreled through another 90 minutes of riveting near anarchy. I'm
hereby sending a brain transmission out to some Off Broadway/nonprofit Morpheus:
Please, reboot this soon. –Scott Brown - New York Magazine
Mr. Scheib pulls off several startling trompe-l’oeil effects. And its revved-up young ensemble
exudes a real-life, in-the-moment, hormone-popping glow that no computer simulation
has managed to replicate. Or as a character in “World of Wires” would surely
add, “Not yet, anyway.” Ben Brantley — The New York Times
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