Jay Scheib is a director, author and adapter of plays, operas, ballets and hybrid live art performance events. Recipient of both a Guggenheim and an Obie Award for Direction, Scheib’s productions have garnered rave reviews and accolades internationally. Scheib’s production of Thomas Adès’ opera Powder her Face for New York City Opera at BAM was called “dazzling,” by the New York Times, and his Jim Steinman collaboration Bat Out of Hell won the Evening Standard’s award for Best Musical last year in London’s West End. The New York Times hailed Scheib’s Fassbinder adaptation “World of Wires” which premiered at The Kitchen in New York followed by an international tour, for its “revved-up young ensemble that exudes a real-life, in-the-moment, hormone-popping glow.” Scheib holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Direction from Columbia University School of the Arts and is a Professor for Music and Theater Arts at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.