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Join us for our first benefit!

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Internationally acclaimed spoken-word artists Regi Carpenter and Noa Baum join forces for an evening of tinsel and lace, talking dolls and bendable Barbies, childhood secrets and unexpected blessings in a live virtual performance on November 20 at 7:30 p.m. 


Unwrapped: Tales of Unexpected Gifts” is a rare joint appearance by two friends and master storytellers who draw on humor, close observation, and very different life experiences to speak to universal truths. 


Better yet, the performance is a fundraiser for Story House Ithaca! We are thrilled that these two extraordinary performers have chosen to support us through their work


Regi grew up in the Thousand Islands region of New York State and now lives in Ithaca. Her story, “Bendable Barbies,” explores the secret desires and shifting expectations of a girl growing up in chaotic and often-challenging circumstances. 


Noa, who was raised in Israel and now lives in Maryland, will perform “Dolls in My Pocket,” which weaves  together elements of ancient folktales with a modern coming-of-age story. 

Tickets are $20 and you can purchase them here. And you can learn more about Regi and Noa here. We hope to see you on November 20! 

Upcoming events

  • Fourth Year Freshman Comedy Tour
    Thu, Nov 04
    Martha Hamblin Hall, 3rd Floor, CSMA
    Nov 04, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Martha Hamblin Hall, 3rd Floor, CSMA, 330 E State St, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
    Comedy on The Commons joins four of Washington, DC's funniest stand-up comedians in a live, in-person show hosted by Ithaca's Kenneth McLaurin.
  • Unwrapped: Tales of Unexpected Gifts
    Nov 20, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    Join master storytellers Regi Carpenter and Noa Baum for an evening of tinsel and lace, talking dolls and bendable Barbies, childhood secrets and unexpected blessings.
  • BEDLAM screening and filmmaker Q&A
    Mar 10, 2022, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Ithaca, 120 E Green St, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
    Intimate, award-winning documentary on the failing mental health system. Co-writer and co-producer Peter Miller will be on hand to answer questions. Date is tentative; please check back.

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