hello, my name is
and I design scenery and video for live performance, film and television
"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.
a design-centered research practice that uses scenographic tools as a method for ethnographic research