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Special Events
for 2023

All seats are first-come, first-served.


Noa Baum

Thursday, October 26


Congregation B'nai B'rith, Trinity Campus

909 North La Cumbre Rd, Santa Barbara

A Land Twice Promised:

Israeli storyteller Noa Baum began a heartfelt dialogue with a Palestinian woman while living in the United States. She weaves together their memories, and their mothers’ stories, to create a moving testimony that illuminates the complex and contradictory history and emotions surrounding Jerusalem, for Israelis and Palestinians alike.

See Noa's school programs here.

For assemblies at your school

call or email: 805.272.0072,


Sunday, October 29


Jewish Community of Ojai

530 El Roblar St, Ojai

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Book will be on sale at both events with Noa Baum present to sign!

Noa Baum's memoir, A Land Twice Promised: An Israeli Woman’s Quest for Peace is the story behind the creation of this performance. It won the Anne Izard Storytellers' Choice Award, Storytelling World Award and the LDS Publishing Professionals Association Award.

Israeli storyteller Noa Baum grew up in Jerusalem in the shadow of the ancestral traumas of the holocaust and ongoing wars. Stories of the past and fear of annihilation in the wars of the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s shaped her perceptions and identity. In America, she met a Palestinian woman who had grown up under Israeli Occupation, and as they shared memories of war years in Jerusalem, an unlikely friendship blossomed.

A Land Twice Promised delves into the heart of one of the world’s most enduring and complex conflicts. Baum’s deeply personal memoir recounts her journey from girlhood in post­-Holocaust Israel to her adult encounter with “the other.” With honesty, compassion, and humor, she captures the drama of a nation at war and her discovery of humanity in the enemy.  

Winner of the 2017 Anne Izard Storytellers' Choice Award, among others, this compelling memoir demonstrates the transformative power of art and challenges each reader to take the first step toward peace.


Story Slam!
Thursday, Oct 26, 6pm
Followed by music from Ted Lennon & the Thyme Bandits 
Wine and hot drinks available for donation.

Ojai Art Center Patio

113 S Montgomery St, Ojai

Finalists from our first ever Story Slam competition will tell their winning stories.

Details about themes, rules and how to enter can be found here.

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Story Swap Workshop

Saturday, Oct 28, 8:30-9:45am

Sunday, Oct 29, 9-10:15am


Ojai Art Center Patio

113 S Montgomery St, Ojai

Come try your hand at the art of storytelling and receive tips from the pros!


Spooky Stories
with Carmen Deedy & Noa Baum

Friday, October 27


Ojai Art Center Patio

113 S Montgomery St, Ojai, Ojai

Tickets: Adult $20, Child $15​

If you like a good scare, this is the show for you! 

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Naughty Tales

with Vijai Nathan, Noa Baum and special guest MC Ojai's own, Susan Kelejian

Saturday, October 28


Ojai Art Center Gallery

113 S Montgomery St, Ojai


Tickets: $40 (Adults only)

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Norman Foote

Spring 2024


Noa Baum

Oct 30-31


Rev. Robert Jones

Oct 30-Nov 3, 2023

Assemblies at your School!
2023 - 2024 School Year

For almost 30 years Performances To Grow On has brought unique, culturally diverse performing arts programming to the schools in and around Ventura County. For details on this season's school programs please visit

For assemblies at your school

call or email: 805.272.0072,

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Boxtales Theatre

Spring 2024

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