About This Program
Choosing Peace: Multicultural Tales to Ponder (In-Person)
In this dynamic residency, students explore the themes of peace, justice, wisdom, and compassion across diverse cultures with thought-provoking stories and activities.
Noa invites students to listen deeply, imagine, connect, and empathize. At this critical time when we need to not only embrace diversity but also to understand it, Noa gives students a hands-on opportunity to think about the world from multiple perspectives and to consider their role in making choices that promote inclusion and peace. Students walk away challenged to pass Noa’s stories on and to tell their own.
Typically, residencies range from $2,500 and up, but we can use your available budget and ‘work backwards’ to create a cost-effective residency for your school. We may be able to assist you in securing grant and funding opportunities.
Residencies are tailored to your needs but usually include:
- A kick-off assembly (performing arts only)
- A required orientation meeting and planning session
- A set of workshops for classes of up to 25 students each
- A student culminating or sharing event
- An evaluation meeting
"Noa is fantastic! She brings her stories alive so that this petite woman actually resembles a lion, a turtle--actually any character she takes on, when performing--without costume! I cannot say enough about Noa--the teachers, staff and most importantly the students were captivated by her storytelling."
"Noa was warm and engaging. She established immediate rapport with the audience, giving clear cues for decorum, but lots of space for appropriate response and participation. Her stories were mesmerizing, her timing impeccable, and her connection with the children genuine. Loved her!"
"I appreciated the diverse nature of the stories Noa told both at the performance and on her CD. She brought in elements of the cultures that the stories sprang from and made the stories come alive with her dramatic telling of them. Noa is truly an exceptional performer."