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"A Land Twice Promised" - A compelling storytelling performance from renowned Israeli storyteller Noa Baum

The ESOL and Foreign Languages Department invites the college community to attend a unique storytelling performance by Noa Baum, an Israeli who began a heartfelt dialogue with a Palestinian woman while living in the United States. Ms. Baum weaves together their memories and their mothers' stories, creating a moving testimony illuminating the complex and contradictory history and emotions that surround Jerusalem for Israelis and Palestinians alike. Ms. Baum has created a series of compelling real-life stories in which she alternatively plays the role of an Israeli and a Palestinian woman. In this way, she's able to transmit a personal narrative that both moves and educates.

Noa Baum has been teaching and performing for audiences of all ages in hundreds of schools, libraries, community centers and Jewish congregations since 1982. Born and raised in Israel, living in the USA  since 1990, she holds an MA in educational Theater from New York University and BFA in Theater from Tel Aviv University. Her audio recording "Far Away And Close To Home" is a Parents' Choice Award Winner.  Noa lives in the Washington DC metropolitan area and is a recipient of the 2004 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award.

The performance will take place on Monday, April 3rd at 7:00 pm at the Warshof Conference Center, Flynn Campus Center (Monroe A and B), Brighton Campus. Free and open to the public. Support provided by the Creative Arts Committee.

Louis Silvers
ESOL and Foreign Languages