Noa Baum is an award-winning storyteller and author who presents internationally. She works with diverse audiences ranging from The World Bank and prestigious universities to inner city schools and detention centers.
Born and raised in Israel, she was an actress at Jerusalem Khan Theater, studied with Uta Hagen in NYC and holds an M.A. from NYU. Noa offers a unique combination of performance art and practical workshops that focus on the power of narrative to heal across the divides of identity. In a world where peace is a challenge in the schoolyard and beyond, Noa’s work builds bridges of understanding and compassion.
Noa’s book, A Land Twice Promised – An Israeli Woman’s Quest for Peace, – a winner of the Anne Izard Storytellers’ Choice Award – is an introspective memoir that mines the depths of the chasm between the Israeli and Palestinian experiences, the torment of family loss and conflict, and the therapy of storytelling as a cleansing art. With her storytelling background, Noa captures the drama of a nation at war and her own discovery of humanity in the enemy.
Noa performs and teaches internationally, highlights include: The World Bank; The Mayo Clinic for Humanities in Medicine; US Defense Department; The Kennedy Center; The National Storytelling Festival; Hebrew University in Jerusalem; AARP; US Securities and Exchange Commission; Fabula Festival, Sweden; Limmud UK; Jewish Theological Seminary, NYC; George Washington University Law School, DC; Brandies and Stanford Universities. Noa’s stories were featured on Public Radio International and she is a winner of a Parents’ Choice Recommended Award, a Storytelling World Award as well as recipient of numerous Individual Artist Awards from Maryland State Arts Council and Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County.
Noa lives in the US since 1990.
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