Naomi Newman is a co-founder of A Traveling Jewish Theatre, where she worked as playwright, director and actress for 34 years, winning awards in each field. Before that she sang on the concert-stage, acted in television and had a psychotherapy practice. She is currently performing, World On Fire, a poetry/music/theater piece about climate disruption.
For her contributions to the cultural life in the Bay Area Ms Newman has received a Tikkun Award, Mill Valley Creative Achievement Award, and Theatre Bay Area’s Community Leadership Award. A book containing an oral history of her life and career is part of the Legacy Collection of The San Francisco Performing Arts Museum.
Naomi will be teaching, reciting poetry, and telling a story about forgiveness and end of life.