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Let's Talk About Sets (NYC)

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Pace Performing Arts Professor Luke Hegel-Cantarella leads the next discussion in the Library Faculty Talk Series on November 5 featuring the theater profession and his work as a set designer.

Interested in theatre and set design? Know that mise-en-scène isn’t something you order at a fancy French restaurant? Join Performing Arts Professor Luke Hegel-Cantarella as he discusses the theater profession and his work as a set designer in his Library Faculty Talk on “The Productive Encounter: Designing Social Phenomena for Knowledge Production” on Wednesday, November 5, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Birnbaum Library Fishbowl on the NYC Campus.

Professor Cantarella joined the faculty at Pace in the fall of 2012 when he was appointed head of the program in design and production for theater, television, and film. Since joining the program, Cantarella has been overseeing the design and construction of the new performing arts building at 140 William Street and the foundation of a new BFA program in Production and Design. Artistically, Cantarella works primarily as a theatrical stage designer. He has designed more than 100 productions including work for the theater, opera, dance, film, television, and commercial design. Film and television credits include art directing the Emmy Award-winning series Damages (season 2), as well as work on Julie and Julia, The Accidental Husband, Synecdoche, NY, State of Play, and Pink Panther 2.

And for those of you who aren’t passionate about theater, recent projects include 214 Sq. Ft., a meta-site for anthropology relating to the motel families of Orange County developed with Christine Hegel, the Center of Ethnography at UCIrvine, and the Project Hope Alliance. He also co-created the installation The Flocktree with his brother Jason Cantarella, a mathematician specializing in knot theory, supported by Ideas for Creative Exploration in Athens, Georgia.