Luke Pascale

Luke’s formal theater training occurred at Lewis University in Romeoville, IL under Keith White and Chet Kondratowicz, where he studied, among other subjects, acting, directing, playwriting and lighting.  He became a produced playwright when his work, Another Day, was performed by Heritage Theater Company in January of 2000.  He spent 7 years in Los Angeles, working behind the scenes in films, music videos and television shows as a 2nd AD.  Later he worked for Universal Studios Hollywood managing live shows in the theme park.  Luke also wrote the Universal’s Animal Actors show for USH and produced The Carnival of Carnage for Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights in 2006.  Also, somewhere in there, he worked in 4 years as a professional stand-up comedian.
Luke has appeared locally onstage in such productions as Transylvania General (I & II), The Curious Savage,  Meet My Husbands, Deathtrap and The Sleeper.  He also most recently directed The Lion in Winter and Apartment 3A.
Luke has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign in Speech Communication and Secondary Teaching Certificate from Lewis University with a minor in English and Drama.
Presently, he is the owner of Aurelio’s Pizza in Joliet.