Michael Commendatore

Michael Commendatore, Yale

MICHAEL COMMENDATORE (PROJECTION DESIGNER) is a recent graduate at Yale School of Drama, where his credits include Assassins (Yale Repertory Theatre) A New Domestic Architecture, Some Bodies Travel, Amy and the OrphansThe Oresteia, and The Winter’s Tale (Yale School of Drama)

Other design credits include The Other World, Collisions and I’m with you in Rockland (Yale Cabaret),  Macbeth (Gamm Theatre), and The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (Wilbury Group). Assistant design credits include The Stone Witch (Berkshire Theatre Group) and War (Yale Rep). He has designed installations Lumia+Drama, Hearing Rothko  (Yale Art Gallery) and A Journey Through Time and Space (Beinecke Library). Michael has a BA in film media and a BFA in theatre with a concentration in directing.

THE WINTER'S TALE, by WIlliam Shakespeare, directed by Luke Harlan. Photo by Joey Moro, 2015.

THE WINTER’S TALE, by William Shakespeare, directed by Luke Harlan. Photo by Joey Moro, 2015.

P.J. Griffith (Leon Czolgosz), Lucas Dixon (John Hinkley), Julia Murney (Sara Jane Moore), Stanley Bahorek (Giuseppe Zangara), Dylan Frederick (Balladeer, Lee Harvey Oswald), Lauren Molina (Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme), Richard R. Henry (Samuel Byck), Robert Lenzi (John Wilkes Booth), and Stephen DeRosa (Charles Guiteau) in ASSASSINS, book by John Weidman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by James Bundy. Photo by Carol Rosegg, 2017.

P.J. Griffith (Leon Czolgosz), Lucas Dixon (John Hinkley), Julia Murney (Sara Jane Moore), Stanley Bahorek (Giuseppe Zangara), Dylan Frederick (Balladeer, Lee Harvey Oswald), Lauren Molina (Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme), Richard R. Henry (Samuel Byck), Robert Lenzi (John Wilkes Booth), and Stephen DeRosa (Charles Guiteau) in ASSASSINS, book by John Weidman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by James Bundy. Photo by Carol Rosegg, 2017.

SOME BODIES TRAVEL by Jiréh Breon Holder and Tori Sampson, directed by Margor Bordelon. Photo by T. Charles Erickson, 2016.

SOME BODIES TRAVEL by Jiréh Breon Holder and Tori Sampson, directed by Margor Bordelon. Photo by T. Charles Erickson, 2016.

THE ORESTEIA by Aeschylus, translated by Ted Hughes, directed by Yagil Eliraz. Photo by T. Charles Erickson, 2015.

THE ORESTEIA by Aeschylus, translated by Ted Hughes, directed by Yagil Eliraz. Photo by T. Charles Erickson, 2015.