About Corey Goulden-Naitove

Corey Goulden-Naitove is excited to be back for his final year as an M.F.A. candidate in lighting design at IU. He received a B.A. in theatre arts on the design and production track from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Credits for IU Theatre and Dance include: Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 (Lighting Designer), Decolonizing Your Mind with Walter Mercado (Lighting Designer), S.L.I.P 2022 (Lighting Designer), New Directions 2022 (Head Electrician), Bowling for Beginners (Lighting Designer), Sueño (Head Electrician), Jump (Head Electrician), The Mystery Plays (Lighting Designer), The Well of Horniness (Lighting Designer), The Black and Brown Guerrillas (Lighting Designer), “Shadow and Flame” (Lighting Designer). Other recent lighting design credits include: A Christmas Carol, A Broadway Holiday, and “All That Jazz!” for The Classical Theatre of Maryland, Trouble in Mind and Anon(ymous) for the UMBC Department of Theatre, "stoP ActiNg hysterICal" and "Spill it, Homeskillet" for the UMBC Department of Dance, and As You Like It and The Diary of Anne Frank for Abington Friends School, and Big Thank You for The Charm City Fringe Festival. Corey is also the winner of the USITT 2021 Midwest Digital Design Competition and third place recipient of the Graduate Lighting Design Award from SETC for his lighting design for IU Theatre and Dance's production of The Well of Horniness. Most recently, Corey spent the summer as the Production Electrician at the Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, New York. Corey is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but he has spent four of the last five years splitting time living and working in the Baltimore and Adirondack areas, before coming to Bloomington.

Recent Credits

At First Sight 2022

IU Theatre — Lighting Designer


IU Theatre — Head Electrician


IU Theatre — Head Electrician and Programmer

The Well of Horniness

IU Theatre — Lighting Designer

Closer Than Ever

IU Summer Theatre — Electrician

At First Sight

IU Theatre — Lighting Designer, The Black + Brown Guerrillas

Sounding Bodies: Winter Dance Concert

IU Theatre — Lighting Designer