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"The set and lighting designers, Luke Cantarella and John Lassiter respectively, go out of their way to let us know when and where we are;"
"Luke Cantarella's gorgeous scenic design throws in tons of unforgettable elements from the
"Street Scene" looked terrific -- a multi-story set...fleshed out with atmospheric projections that gave the text an extra boost"
"When you walk into the theater, you are overwhelmed with an amazing set filled to the ceiling with antiques, oddities, and just old stuff that has been in the house for years. It is stunning..." - Auctioning the Ainsleys
• Much is said about Goodspeed Opera House's minuscule stage — it's almost obligatory to mention the fact in reviews — but the TheaterWorks stage is just as challenging. It has had many outstanding designers who transform the basement space and Luke Cantarella is the latest of these stage magicians, here creating a Brooklyn loft so lived in you want to pull up a chair
"Set designer Luke Cantarella, who in the past has demonstrated an understanding of the limits and possibilities of TheaterWork's stage area, has created settings for the various locations within Kafka's play that slide seamlessly on and off the stage, albeit at appropriately inappropriate times, including a ravishing trompe d'oeil toward the end that captures all the foreboding and despair of a Kafka novel while being deliciously funny." - The Understudy
Luke is a designer of scenery, video and space. He has designed scenery for over 130 productions around the United States and Europe. Additionally, Luke creates productive encounters, projects in design ethnography, a hybrid form that uses design thinking as a tool for social-science research.
(swipe for more images) Joe DiPietro | based on music of Elvis Presley directed by Daniel Knechtges choreographed by Jess Hartman costumes by Leon Dobkowski lighting by John Lasiter video by Greg Emetaz
created by David Lutken and Nick Corley based on the music and stories of Woody Guthrie Seattle Repertory Theater Asolo Rep Arts Theater – London (West End) A.R.T. Cleveland Playhouse People’s Light Milwaukee Rep Lyric Theater of Oklahoma Northlight Theater […]
(scenic & projection design) Louis Karchin | Diane Osen directed by Kristine McIntrye costumes by Rachel Townsend lighting by Burke Brown
Stephen Sondheim | James Goldman directed by Rob Ruggiero choreographed by Ralph Perkins costumes by Amy Clark lighting by John Lassiter sound by Randy Hansen
by Tonya Barfield directed by Jenn Thompson lighting by Rob Denton costumes by Tracy Christensen sound by Toby Algya May 2016
by Jonathan Tollins directed by Rob Ruggiero lighting and projection design by Rob Denton sound by Zach Moore
Kurt Weill | Langston Hughes directed by Kristine McIntrye conducted by Steven White lighting by Doug Nelson
winner of the 2016 Barrymore Award for Best Set Design by Laura Schellhardt directed by Abigail Adams lighting by Dennis Parichy costumes by Anne Kennedy sound by Karin Graybash October 2015
David Lindsay-Abaire directed by Rob Ruggiero lighting by John Lassiter costumes by Harry Nadal sound by Michael Micelli
Sharr White directed by Rob Ruggiero lighting by John Lassiter costumes by Dorothy Marshall English video content by William Cusick sound by Fitz Patton projection design by Naftali Wayne
directed by Tim Drucker choreography by Nancy Renee Braun projection and sound by Randy Blair costumes by Tilly Grimes lighting by Brian Tovar
based on Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring created by John Crawford with Jody Gates, Lisa Naugle and Chad Hall lighting by Lonnie Alcaraz & Stacie O’Hara costumes by Katie Wilson sound by Mike Hooker