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"It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that it is difficult." - Seneca


ABOUT NAOMI ACKERMAN

Naomi is an experienced actress whose credits include theater, musicals, films and television. She was born in the US and immigrated to Israel in her
childhood. Naomi recently moved back to Los Angeles with her husband and three children.

Naomi received a BA from Hebrew University and teaching credentials from the David Yellin Teachers Seminar. She graduated from the Nissan Nativ Acting
Studio, and successfully completed a level-two film acting course run by RuthDichess.

Naomi has participated in various multinational theater productions with Arab and Jewish actors from the region She was one of the founding members of "View Points," an Arab-Jewish theater group promoting tolerance and dialogue, sponsored and produced by the Peres Center for Peace.

Naomi a stilt walker and professional clown ,created the children's clown school for the Jerusalem municipality and was part of the first groups of clowns in Israel to engage in medical clowning. She has consulted with Dream Doctors, a project that integrates professional clowning into the medical services provided at Israeli hospitals.

Naomi wrote, directed, and performed the acclaimed one-woman show "Flowers Aren't Enough", which has been performed over 1200 times globally. In March 2004 Flowers was performed at the United Nations In honor of International Woman's day, in front of the Commission for the Status of woman. Flowers has been translated to Arabic and Spanish and is being performed in the Middle East and Spain.

Naomi is founder and director of the Advot Project, a registered 501(c) 3 that uses theater to facilitate social change. Her educational curriculum, "Relationships 101," is currently being implemented in public and private high schools as well as in juvenile detention camps in Southern California.

Naomi works as a free-lance consultant to organizations and schools, adapting and creating drama techniques to deal with identity, gender, and social justice issues. She is a social activist, mediator and conflict-resolution specialist. Naomi has worked for the past two decades using art to promote peace, change, and encourage self-empowerment.



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