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Date: September 30, 2005
Media Contact: Elizabeth Homan, 301-251-7970; Steve Simon, 301-251-7952

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Storyteller to Perform at Montgomery College’s Black Box Theatre
Four Free Performances at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

Storyteller Noa Baum will perform her one-woman show, “A Land Twice Promised,” at Montgomery College’s Black Box Theatre, located on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, on Friday, October 14; Saturday, October 15; Friday, October 21; and Saturday, October 22.   The Black Box Theatre is located in the Communication Arts Center at the corner of Philadelphia and Chicago Avenues.  All four performances will begin at 8 p.m.  A discussion will follow each performance.  Admission is free, but reservations are recommended.  For reservations, call 301-650-1368.

“A Land Twice Promised” takes a look at life in Jerusalem from both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  Baum, who was born and raised in Israel, based her show on her extended dialogue with a Palestinian woman whom she befriended.

Baum has been teaching and performing for audiences of all ages in schools, libraries, community centers, and Jewish congregations since 1982.  She has a B.F.A. in theater from Tel Aviv University and a M.A. in educational theater from New York University.  Her audio recording “Far Away and Close to Home” is a Parents’ Choice Award Winner.  She currently lives in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area and is a member of the National Storytelling Network. 

In addition to her performances, Baum will conduct a free two-session storytelling workshop on November 8 and 15, from 3-6 p.m., at Montgomery College’s Black Box Theatre on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus.  The workshop is limited to 20 people and participants are required to attend both sessions.  To reserve a spot in the free workshop, contact Ellen Mansueto at 301-650-1388.   

The performances and workshops are made possible in part by a grant from the Webber Family Foundation.

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