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Actress - Producer Noy Marom

Actress - Producer Noy Marom: Follow Your Bliss

Noy Marom is a New York City based actress and producer. For as long as she can remember, she has loved to perform.

First, with her sister, designing costumes and performing for friends and family, then later discovering the magic, and power, of how actors tell stories with emotions through theater and cinema.

Born and raised in Israel, she has always loved Natalie Portman, also born in Israel.

She began studying acting when she was in middle school, and throughout high-school. She then took a break for military service in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and then began training at the Nissan Native Acting Studio in Israel. Where she rediscovered her passion for acting, studying Acting Technique.

From there she decided to take the big step of following an old dream to study acting in New York. The idea of studying the technique in the theater capital of the world, going through this artistic journey in the big apple, refining the craft in the city that never sleeps, was the next best possible step for her.

She studied at The Barrow Group and Grace Kiley Acting (An incredible mentor and teacher) both which she enjoyed very much. It was her first experience of acting in a different language and although it was challenging, she found it very rewarding. And then she found The Stella Adler Studio.

“From the moment I walked into the studio, it felt like home. It just felt right.

The atmosphere was so professional, but also very friendly and welcoming and I loved that there were many foreign students walking around, from all over the world.

I auditioned and got in and I did the advanced theater training two year conservatory.

It was a challenging experience to say the least, but I’ve learned so much from so many wonderful teachers and I am forever grateful for this amazing journey.

I think what I was most surprised about is how much it changed me, not only as an actor but also as a person. That’s what The Stella Adler studio is all about. They believe that ‘Growth as an actor and growth as a human being are synonymous,’ and that’s exactly what I felt during my time there and even more so after graduating. Like I was finding my voice. I also really started taking advantage of the cultural richness of New York City. I went to different Broadway shows and screenings, whenever I got a chance to go. You can learn so much about acting from watching different works and different performers.”

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The first roles she did were mainly roles in short films. She got a chance to work with wonderful directors and cinematographers and learned how to really work with the camera, along with the differences between film acting and theater acting.

“There’s more to it than you’d expect and you really have to work on it and find the correct balance. I love both equally: the intimacy and power of the camera, and the magic of theater with live audience. I feel very lucky that I have received the great training that taught me and allowed me to do both.”

After graduation, it was time to go out to the real world and become a professional actor. “When you’re just starting out, going on auditions and trying to build your resume, the competition is fierce and it’s all very intimidating. It takes time to find your place in the industry and my Adler friends and I, ‘fresh’ out of acting school, felt that we really wanted to go out there and implement everything we’ve learned. We were extremely passionate and we also wanted to control and own our artistic choices as much as we could, so we created Virago Ensemble.

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Virago Ensemble is an international all-female theater company, striving to empower women's voices by sharing old and new works created by female-identifying writers. “We talk a lot about developing and working on material that shows the different and unique aspects of our different cultures.

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Left to right: Deborah Amaa, Amanda Erixon, Irina Bravo, Gilda Mercado, Jenna Kemmer, Noy Marom, Kanja Grobler, Eliya Rodeh.

We are very proud of the productions we've produced so far and we really feel like we've found our voice and our vision moving forward.

It's a learning process and we continue to learn through every new project we develop.

We plan to keep moving in the same direction and to look for more interesting and creative projects to share, with emphasis on new works, as always, by female-identifying writers.

So far we have produced two shows:

Last Summer At Bluefish Cove By Jane Chambers

Directed by Angelita Esperanza

It is the story of a dissatisfied straight woman who leaves her husband to spend some quiet time by herself and who unwittingly and naively wanders into the midst of a group of seven lesbians at the beginning of their annual beachside vacation.

Cast: Deborah Amaa, Noy Marom, Kanja Grobler, Eliya Rodeh, Gilda Mercado, Amanda Erixon, Jenna Kemmer, Irina Bravo

Emilia Bjornsdotter, Swedish Actress in New York Blog reviews Last Summer at Bluefish Cove.


Kiss That Frog By Serena Cates

Directed by Angelita Esperanza

Cast: Amanda Erixon, Angelita Esperanza, Deborah Amaa, Eliya Rodeh, Kanja Grobler, Noy Marom, Rosemary Tross, Samia Omari

Kiss that Frog was inspired by the social media trend of young adults writing lists about everyone who they have kissed. This "Kissed List" hunch has opened the door to themes such as love vs. lust, sexual assault, drugs and alcohol, sexuality, secrecy and much more. The resulting script investigates the relationship millennial girls have with kissing, relationships, sex, and sexuality in general. It was inspired by true stories of women known by the playwright.

Kiss That Frog Profiled on BroadwayWorld.com

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Left to right: Jenna Kemmer, Gilda Mercado, Noy Marom.

“We'll strive to continue to tell important stories centering powerful, strong, brave women and speak up about issues concerning women's rights and to empower women and artists through our artistic journey and through story telling.

We also intend to focus on writing our own stories and texts and to share them through unique presentations, while including different elements such as movement and music.”

Several shows are currently in development, announcements about upcoming shows will be made soon, when the productions are ready to be presented.


Amanda Erixon with Noy Marom in “A New York Moment”

A New York Moment is a passion project, it’s a special collaboration between friends who are also international artists.

The short film tells the story of two good friends, Dana and Molly, both facing the struggles of pursuing their dreams in the big apple.

The story takes place in a park in NYC and it gives us a look into their journey as individuals and as friends. Their hopes and dreams, love affairs, friendships and struggles.

The best friends try to stay together and support each other through it all, but they’re about to face another serious difficulty along the way.

"My good friend Amanda Erixon and I studied at The Stella Adler Studio of Acting together.

After graduation, we co-founded Virago Ensemble together with a small group of fellow actors from school, and we started producing our own theater productions.

After focusing on theater for a while, and because we really enjoy creating together, we decided to produce and act in our own short film.

We knew that we wanted the story to include different aspects of our own personal journey in the big apple: The reality of living in NYC, away from home and from the people close to you, going through struggles while following your dreams and the impossible balancing act of being an artist in the big city.

We discussed the idea with Amanda's friend, Anthony Demare, who is an actor and a writer, and he was very interested in collaborating. We presented him with the aspects of the story that were important for us to share and he wrote a wonderful script that really touched us.

The next step was bringing our story to life. We tried to keep the project within our circle of friends, and we found a wonderful talented group of professionals who really helped us to make it happen.

It’s a very unique project because it's a collaboration between an international group of friends and artists from different countries: I’m from Israel and so is the producer and coordinator Vered Rodrigues. Amanda Erixon is from Sweden and so is the PA Emilia Björnsdotter. The writer, Anthony Demare is from Canada. The director, Flemming Laursen is from Denmark and the sound technician, James Boylan is American.

I am very proud of this film. I think that it really has strong, universal message that can help and inspire a lot of people. It’s about following your dreams even when times are rough and to not give up. A reminder that even when it looks like there's no hope, there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel."

The film is currently being submitted to film festivals world-wide and was just announced as a Semi-Finalist of the Variety International Film Festival.

There’s a famous quote by Joseph Campbell from a 1985 interview with Bill Moyer conducted at George Lucas’s Skywalker Ranch in California that Noy really loves. It says: “Follow your bliss. If you do follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while waiting for you, and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living.

When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in the field of your bliss, and they open the doors to you. I say, follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be. And when you follow your bliss, doors will open for you that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.”

Noy concludes: “I believe in that, and that’s what I intend to keep doing. To follow my bliss and to enjoy the ride.”

More news will be coming from Noy Marom, check back to her press page shown below for her current information.



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