At our last training, Project Change members were treated to a special workshop on storytelling from one of the area’s Master Tellers, Noa Baum. Noa is an internationally known performer with her solo production of “A Land Twice Promised” that relates the stories of Palestinian and Israeli women, from three generations. Noa is originally from Israel and trained to be an actress. As she revealed in the story she shared with the team, she didn’t get a part in a play that she had her heart set on and that was a blow to the career ambitions of her as a 23 year old. The crisis diverted her to being a storyteller for an after school program for special needs kids. It was there that she discovered that this was her true calling.
The team worked in four different sets of pairs to find a story that they wanted to work on, and through the process of telling and retelling, they got a sense of how to craft a story. Thank you Noa Baum for an exceptional workshop.