Our Faculty

Luke Cantarella

Associate Professor

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Film and Screen Studies

Location
  • @New York City
Office Hours
New York City

Biography


Luke Cantarella joined the faculty in the fall of 2012 as part of Pace's dynamic School of Performing Arts. Luke teaches in the design area focusing on scenic design.

Education


MFA , Yale University , New Haven, CT , 2000
Scenic Design

BS , Northwestern University , Evanston, IL , 1994
Theater

Awards and Honors

  • Pace University, 2013 - Distinguished Service Award for the NYC campus
  • Art Directors Guild, 2010 - Art Directors Guild Award, Excellence for Production Design for a Period Film [nominee]
  • Kevin Kline Awards, 2007 - Kevin Kline Award [nominee]
  • Yale School of Drama, 2000 - Donald Oenslager Prize for Excellence in Set Design
  • Joseph Jefferson Committee, 1997 - Joseph Jefferson Citation for Excellence in Set Design
  • J, 1995 - Joseph Jefferson Citation for Excellence in Set Design [nominee]

PRESENTATIONS


Cantarella, L. V. (2016, November). Evidence, Accident, Discovery (115th Annual Meetings). Yes, We're Open: Place-Making in Brooklyn, New York. American Anthropological Association, Minneapolis, MN, United States

Cantarella, L. V. (2016, October). Productive Encounters Workshop. Productive Encounters Workshop. University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland

Cantarella, L. V. (2016, May). Biannual Meeting. Scenes from a Collaboration. Society for Cultural Anthroplogy, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

Cantarella, L. V. (2015, November 21). 114th AAA Annual Meeting: Familiar Strange. In and out of Debt: New Imaginings of Ethnographic Encounter. American Anthropological Association, Denver

RESEARCH INTEREST


Scenic Design for Stage and Screen, Design Ethnography, Anthropology

ARTISTIC AND PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCES AND EXHIBITS

Woody Sez: The Life and Times of Woody Guthrie
[Theatre - Design scenery] Seattle Repertory Theater,, Seattle, WA, United States

Jane Eyre
[Theatre - Design (all elements)] Center for Contemporary Opera,, New York, NY, United States of America

Woody Sez: The Life and Times of Woody Guthrie
[Theatre - Design scenery] Vienna English Theater,, Vienna, Austria

Follies
[Theatre - Design scenery] The Repertory Theater of St. Louis,, St. Louis, MO, United States

Newton's Cradle
[Theatre - Design scenery] New York Musical Theater Festival,, New York, NY, United States of America

The Call
[Theatre - Design scenery] TheaterWorks,, Hartford, Connecticut, United State

When I Was a Girl I Used to Scream and Shout
[Theatre - Design scenery] Fallen Angels Theater Company,, Theater Row, New York, NY, United States of America

Buyer and Cellar
[Theatre - Design scenery] TheaterWorks,, Hartford, Connecticut, United State

Ted's Talk
[Theatre - Design scenery] David Strassman,, Australia (Tour)

Street Scene
[Theatre - Design scenery] Lyric Opera Baltimore/Peabody Institute of Music,, Baltimore, MD USA

Auctioning the Ainsleys
[Theatre - Design scenery] People's Light and Theater Company,, Malvern, PA USA

Good People
[Theatre - Build scenery] TheaterWorks ,, Hartford, CT USA

Woody Sez
[Theatre - Design scenery] Asolo Repertory Theater,, Sarasota, FL USA

Woody Sez
[Theatre - Design scenery] People's Light and Theater Company,, Malvern, PA USA

Junie B. Jones: Essential Survival Guide to School
[Theatre - Design scenery] Theaterworks USA,, National Tour

Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man
[Theatre - Design scenery] Matt Murphy Productions,, New York, NY, USA

Fractalicious
[Theatre - Design scenery] Transversal Theater Company,, Interference Festival, Cluj, Romania

Row After Row
[Theatre - Design scenery] People's Light and Theater Company,, Malvern, PA USA

The Light in the the Piazza
[Theatre - Design scenery] Pace Performing Arts,, Pace University, New York, NY

The Other Place
[Theatre - Design scenery] TheaterWorks ,, Hartford, CT USA

Some Girls
[Theatre - Design scenery] Pace Performing Arts,, Pace University, New York, NY, USA

The Other Place
[Theatre - Design scenery] The Repertory Theater of St. Louis,, St. Louis, MO

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Wingspace Design Collective [Member] , November 1 , 2014
    Wingspace is collective of theatrical designers and directors dedicated to creating dialogue and community. Main activities include month salons on topics related to theatrical design, annual Holiday party, mentoring program and support of annual Design showcases for graduating MFA students.
  • United Scenic Artists, Local 829 [Member in Good Standing] , June 1 , 2001
    United Scenic Artists, Local 829 is the nation's leading union of professional costume designers, scenic designers, lighting designers, sound designers, projection designers, computer artists and scenic painters working in theater and live events. Additionally, USA829 has jurisdiction over film, television and commercial production in the greater New York region.
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