Growing up in Jerusalem is more than the Bible and War. Noa takes us on a poignant and humorous journey through her life. Experience a completely different side of Israel with stories of childhood adventures, outrageous matchmaking and all the love in between!
Israel is often associated with conflict, religion or polarizing issues painted in broad black or white strokes. It is either put on a pedestal or reviled. Everyone seems to have an opinion about Israel but few have ever experienced it. For me, Israel is not a concept; it’s my home, and my experience of growing up there is full of stories, not just shrill sound bites and violent headlines. I hope these stories will connect you with my Israel: funny, normal, unique and full of many shades of color.
What Others Say:
The Washington Post:
“Transcends boundaries to entertain: Noa Baum spreads cultural truths that eclipse geopolitical boundaries… her stories transcend their roots.”
Ari Roth, Artistic Director, Mosaic Theater, Washington, DC:
“Noa’s ear for detail and dialect is unsurpassed, but it’s the specificity of her writing, and the intimacy of her delivery, which makes her storytelling an experience to be treasured, savored, and above all, not to be missed!”
Rated Best of the Capital Fringe 2013! DC Metro Arts:
“A storytelling gem. Not to be missed… such a wonderful sense of pace, that you lose track of time as she shares a lifetime.”
“Engagingly and humorously carries the audience through waves of memories. A unique, loving perspective on a country most often associated with violence and vengeance… humanizes Israel in a refreshing, engrossing way.”
Jay O’Callahan, Author, Storyteller, NEA Recipient, commissioned by NASA:
“Noa Baum’s work is brilliant. When she’s on the stage she gives off sparks that make the listener feel more human. Her work is both funny and poignant.”
“Haven’t laughed like that in quite a while. What an amazing artist you are – I can’t remember when I enjoyed a performance more!”
“Tender and hilarious! The language of love in English & Hebrew.”