Stories about faith, courage, and hope
Join us for a matinee of stories about encounters with “other”—people from different cultures, races, religions, countries. Hear stories about changed outlooks and beliefs, how experiences with “other” affected lives, and the lessons they taught about the storyteller and “other.”
Following the performance, we’ll serve a light fellowship meal.
Noa Baum will lead participants in an hour-long storytelling workshop.
Saturday, November 2, 2019; 2 – 5 PM
Church of the Covenant, 2666 Military Road, Arlington, VA
Net proceeds to benefit The Alliance for Housing Solutions in Arlington.
Award-winning storyteller, author, public speaker, and coach Noa Baum was born and raised in Israel. With a unique combination of performance art and practical workshops, she focuses on the power of storytelling to heal across the divides of identity and build bridges of understanding and peace. Noa’s recordings won the Storytelling World Award and Parents’ Choice Recommended Award. Her memoir A Land Twice Promised: An Israeli Woman’s Quest for Peace has won several accolades, including the Anne Izard Storyteller’s Choice Award.
Danita Green is an author, radio talk show host, and columnist who addresses issues that confront marginalized communities. She facilitates at the Richmond City Justice Center, where she conducts her Crown of Creation workshop for incarcerated women and provides career training for inmates. She has worked with Camp Diva and Girls for a Change, organizations both dedicated to mentoring girls. As an author, Danita has toured nationally, sharing the stage with Iyanla Vanzant, Levar Burton, and Dr. Bernice King. Her work has appeared in countless publications, including Essence magazine, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal.
Gayle Turner is co-founder and executive producer at The Storytellers Channel, in Richmond, VA. He currently has the honor to serve as the president of The Virginia Storytelling Alliance. Among his many endeavors, he is presently recording Edgar Allan Poe’s canon in cooperation with The Poe Museum. Believing we live into the stories we tell ourselves, Gayle encourages everyone to tell a story worth living, tell it on the mountain, and tell it well.
Sufian Zhemukhov is an award-winning author, a Moth Story Slam Champion, and a winner at the 2018 National Storytelling Festival–Jonesborough. His stories bring to life his Circassian (Russia) immigrant experience as a university professor, which are funnier than one would expect! Sufian recently performed his solo show, Flirting Like an American, at the Capital Fringe Festival (D.C.) and at the Rochester (NY) Fringe Festival.
Advanced ticket purchase is required
Family $65 (2-4 people; any age*)
*Open to all ages, the program will be most enjoyed by persons aged 12 and older.