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Jay Scheib in the New Yorker

THE NEW YORKER Culture Desk August 13, 2014 “The Maids” Is a Pile of Fake Flowers By Hilton Als “It’s a measure of Cate Blanchett and Isabelle Huppert’s willingness to stay open and grow as stage performers that they even … Continue reading

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MIT MTA’s Sara Brown’s production at ART reviewed

Read the Boston Globe Review of American Repertory Theater’s The Shape She Makes, with set design by Sara Brown, Lecturer in Theater Arts at MIT.   The play at the ART Oberon closes on the 27th.  Visit: ART:  http://www.americanrepertorytheater.org “… Sara … Continue reading

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MTA Theater alum in NYC stage debut

Noah Arbesfeld ’13 performing with MTA’s Anna Kohler in Chang in a void Moon in NYC.

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Brody’s Operation Epsilon wins Four IRNE Awards

OPERATION EPSILON wins FOUR IRNE Awards! The cast of Operation Epsilon. Photo: A.R. Sinclair Photography. Last night the Independent Reviewers of New England awarded The Nora Theatre Company’s production of Alan Brody’s play Operation Epsilon four IRNE Awards. Best New … Continue reading

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Interview with Jay Scheib

BOMB – Artists in Conversation JAY SCHEIB by ALIX PEARLSTEIN The first thing that struck me when I first saw a piece of Jay Scheib’s was the audio level. The actors’ voices seemed unusually low and yet each word was … Continue reading

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MIT theater alumnae in Present Simple

Present Simple We are in a room. A closed space “piled high and full of its sediment”. There are two persons stuck in this room. A woman stuck at the wall, the very periphery, and a man lodged between the … Continue reading

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Jay Scheib Interview in The Artery

  THE ARTERY Written by Chris Remington March 7, 2014 MIT Director Jay Scheib Takes Theater to the Tech Age For the conventional theater aficionado, a Jay Scheib production could be a tough sell. His modernized version of Chekhov’s “Platonov” … Continue reading

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TIMEOUT REVIEW OF SCHEIB, PLATONOV

Time Out says Fri Jan 10 2014 Platonov, or The Disinherited. The Kitchen (see Off-Off Broadway). By Anton Chekhov. Adapted and directed by Jay Scheib. With ensemble cast. Running time: 2hrs. No intermission. Platonov, or The Disinherited: In brief Leading … Continue reading

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Scheib play reviewed in the NYTimes

Theater|Theater Review Early Chekhov, Framed Anew The experimental designer and director Jay Scheib is offering audiences two ways to view his raucous contemporary rewrite of an unfinished early Chekhov play. ‘Platonov, or The Disinherited,’ at the Kitchen By CHARLES ISHERWOOD … Continue reading

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Jay Scheib’s Platonov in WSJ

January 6, 2014 11:20 PM Ancient Wars, Gender Bending And Two Lears This Week’s On Stage A scene from director Jay Scheib’s ‘Platonov, or The Disinherited.’ Photo: Jim Carmody By Lizzie Simon ‘Platonov, or The Disinherited’ The Kitchen, 512 W. … Continue reading

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