Noa Baum is an award-winning storyteller, teaching artist and public speaker, performing internationally with diverse audiences ranging from the World Bank, prestigious universities and congregations, to inner city schools and detention centers. 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, foster collaboration and build bridges of understanding and compassion. Her one-woman show A Land Twice Promised relives her heartfelt dialogue with a Palestinian woman, illuminating the complex and contradictory history and emotions surrounding Jerusalem for Israelis and Palestinians alike.
Noa trained in theater at Tel Aviv University, and was an actress with the Jerusalem Khan Repertory Theater. She studied with Uta Hagen in NYC and received an MA in Theater-in-Education from NYU. Presentation highlights: The World Bank, The US Dept. of Defense; The Kennedy Center; The Mayo Clinic for Humanities in Medicine; US FDA; AARP; US Securities & Exchange Bureau; Fabula Festival in Sweden; Hebrew University in Jerusalem; George Washington University Law School; Brandeis University, Stanford University, hundreds of schools, and congregations of many faiths.
Her story A Father’s Gift was published in “Mitzvah Stories – Seeds for Inspirations and Learning” (reclaiming Judaism Press, 2011). Noa was awarded a Storytelling World Award, a Parents’ Choice Recommended Award and numerous Individual Artist Awards from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County. She lives in the US since 1990 and is a member of the National Storytelling Network.