Luke Cantarella

Luke Cantarella

Professor
Associate Chair
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Film and Screen Studies
NYC

Biography

Faculty Bio

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.

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]

Education

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

BS, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 1994
Theater

Research and Creative Works

Research Interest

Production Design, Set Design, Design Thinking, 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 StatesJane Eyre
[Theatre - Design (all elements)] Center for Contemporary Opera, New York, NY, United States of AmericaWoody Sez: The Life and Times of Woody Guthrie
[Theatre - Design scenery] Vienna English Theater, Vienna, AustriaFollies
[Theatre - Design scenery] The Repertory Theater of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, United StatesNewton's Cradle
[Theatre - Design scenery] New York Musical Theater Festival, New York, NY, United States of AmericaThe Call
[Theatre - Design scenery] TheaterWorks, Hartford, Connecticut, United StateWhen 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 AmericaBuyer and Cellar
[Theatre - Design scenery] TheaterWorks, Hartford, Connecticut, United StateTed's Talk
[Theatre - Design scenery] David Strassman, Australia (Tour)Street Scene
[Theatre - Design scenery] Lyric Opera Baltimore/Peabody Institute of Music, Baltimore, MD USAAuctioning the Ainsleys
[Theatre - Design scenery] People's Light and Theater Company, Malvern, PA USAGood People
[Theatre - Build scenery] TheaterWorks, Hartford, CT USAWoody Sez
[Theatre - Design scenery] Asolo Repertory Theater, Sarasota, FL USAWoody Sez
[Theatre - Design scenery] People's Light and Theater Company, Malvern, PA USAJunie B. Jones: Essential Survival Guide to School
[Theatre - Design scenery] Theaterworks USA, National TourSex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man
[Theatre - Design scenery] Matt Murphy Productions, New York, NY, USAFractalicious
[Theatre - Design scenery] Transversal Theater Company, Interference Festival, Cluj, RomaniaRow After Row
[Theatre - Design scenery] People's Light and Theater Company, Malvern, PA USAThe Light in the the Piazza
[Theatre - Design scenery] Pace Performing Arts, Pace University, New York, NYThe Other Place
[Theatre - Design scenery] TheaterWorks, Hartford, CT USASome Girls
[Theatre - Design scenery] Pace Performing Arts, Pace University, New York, NY, USAThe Other Place
[Theatre - Design scenery] The Repertory Theater of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

Courses Taught

Past Courses

FSS 135: Intro to Production Design
FSS 196: Intro to Production Design
FSS 235: Digital Production Design
FSS 395: Independent Study
PAAT 102: Design Prspctv for BFA Actor
PAGE 181: Introduction to Theater
PAGE 395: Independent Study in Theater
PAPD 100: Story Structure
PAPD 102: Fundamentals of Design
PAPD 110: Fndmntls of Scenery Stagecraft
PAPD 211: Scenic Design I
PAPD 273: Scenic and Costume Practicum I
PAPD 373: Scenic & Costume Practicum II
PAPD 473: Scenic & Costume Practicum III
PAPE 160: Explorations in Scenic Design
THR 225: Theatre Practicum
THR 232: Script Analysis
THR 237: Drafting II
THR 296: Topic: Modelmaking I
THR 332: Scene Design I
THR 333: Scene Design II
THR 390: Theatre Internship
UNV 101: First-Year Smnr Unvrsty Cmmnty

Professional Contributions and Service

Professional Memberships

  • Wingspace Design Collective [Member]
  • United Scenic Artists, Local 829 [Member in Good Standing]