Joe Naftal

Joe Naftal is a New York City based freelance lighting designer and associate/assistant lighting designer. Holding a BFA in Lighting Design from UNC School of the Arts, his experience includes classical & contemporary plays, musicals, modern dance, ballet, and opera.  

Member: United Scenic Artists 829

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Fantasy Opera Featuring Outstanding Music and Lighting

February 03, 2017

Exciting lighting by student lighting designer, Joseph Naftal, and steamy projections of the wild banks of the Amazon while the boat chugs upstream (Patrick Angle), did much to situate and enliven the drama.

UNCSA's 'Florencia' combines lush score, dynamic performances, innovative design

February 04, 2017

The UNC School of the Arts’ design and lighting department has outdone itself by creating a journey on the Amazon River into the interior of Brazil to the city of Manaus.

Two lighting designers chosen for prestigious New York portfolio review

March 30, 2017

Two lighting designers in the School of Design and Production at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts have been chosen to participate in the prestigious 13th annual Hemsley Lighting Portfolio Review in New York. Abby May from Riverview, Fla., and Joseph Naftal, from Long Island, N.Y., will participate this weekend in one-on-one and panel interviews with professional designers, Broadway production electricians, scenic and costume designers, directors, and other theatre professionals.ut? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

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