Charles Cosler, principal

charles@cosler.com  / 212-695-4040 x7011
In his career, spanning 40-years, Charles Cosler has created scenery and lighting for major regional theatres and television, consulted on a wide variety of new and historic theatres, and designed award-winning architectural lighting. The work of his firm has been well documented in such trade magazines as Theatre Crafts International, Architectural Record, Lighting Dimensions, Lighting & Sound America, Live Design, and his projects continuously win both design and technical awards.

As a respected industry leader, he has participated in panels for the United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Lighting Designersí Forum, the American Educational Theatre Association, Opera America, and the League of Historic American Theaters. Since the founding of his firm in 1985, a number of former employees have since moved on to key leadership roles within the theater industry.

His firm maintains a unique focus on the sensible use of new technologies, changing pedagogies in colleges and universities, industry standards, and the methods of construction administration. He is committed to delivering performance spaces that suit the unique needs of each client, offer flexibility, and include infrastructure to support incremental upgrades.

Major Projects

The Atrium, SUNY New Paltz, NY

The Martin Woldson Theatre at the Fox, Spokane, WA

Signature Theater, VA

Esther Eastman Music Center, Hotchkiss School, NY

Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University, NJ

Milwaukee Auditorium, WI

Akron Civic Theatre, OH

Restoration of Jordan Hall, Boston, MA

Raffles Hotelís Jubilee Hall, Singapore