Playwright and actress Naomi Newman is the 2015 Regina Barnes Fellow at the Mesa Refuge. Naomi will give a solo performance of Becoming Grace, a play based on the life of Grace Paley, as a benefit for Mesa Refuge. Culled from snatches of Paley's stories, poems, essays and interviews, the play describes her life as a Jewish writer, mother, activist and, ultimately, lioness of literature. The performance will be followed by a reception at the Mesa Refuge.
About Naomi Newman: Naomi Newman was the co-founder of the Traveling Jewish Theatre Company (TJT) as well as a TJT playwright, director, and performer for 35 years until its closing in 2011. Before that she sang on the concert stage, acted in television, and had a psychotherapy practice.
Co-sponsored by Point Reyes Books and the Mesa Refuge
The Mesa Refuge is a writers' retreat located in Point Reyes Station, California. Our mission is to provide a quiet and inspiring space for people writing about ways to create a more just and sustainable world. We have traditionally focused on the environment, economics, and social equity.
The Mesa Refuge, 11 Los Reyes Drive, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956