2012 Obie Award for Best Direction
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.
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 Premiere: The Kitchen, January 2012
Performances History
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. Tom Murrin–PAPERMAG

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