All projects in latin-america-and-the-caribbean

Clowns watch children play with hula hoops

Haiti 2017

Clowns Without Borders is partnering with Médecins Sans Frontières-France (MSF-France) for a special project in Haiti. In addition to performing in hospitals, CWB will be leading “Find Your Funny” workshops for MSF staff. Both MSF and CWB have long histories in Haiti. CWB first toured Haiti after Hurricane Jeanne in 2004. Haiti experiences annual damage […]

Clowns pose under a tree in Haiti

St. Maarten 2017

We are excited to announce our final project of the year, a collaboration between multiple CWB chapters! Artists from USA, Brazil, and the UK will partner with Behind the Beyond Community Theatre Foundation for a project on the island of St. Maarten, in the Caribbean. St. Maarten is the smallest island in the world divided […]

Chiapas 1998 - a clown and children

Mexico Earthquake Laughter Brigade

Clowns Without Borders is collaborating with the 5th Encuentro Internacional de Clown, and a group of Mexican performers to perform for those impacted by the recent earthquakes in Mexico. The initiative is called the Brigades de Risa, or The Laughter Brigade. The 5th Encuentro Internacional de Clown (International Clown Festival), has been on our calendar for […]

El Salvador 2016

El Salvador 2017

Clowns Without Borders USA and Clowns Without Borders – Brazil are partnering in El Salvador. This project is in collaborations with local organizers, The Ministry of Health Psychosocial Support Programming and ADES (Cabañas region) to share smile and joy with the affected communities. This will be a continuation of programming from our El Salvador trip […]

Chiapas, Mexico 2017: CWB-USA’s 100th Project

We first performed in Chiapas in the Zapatista communities in 1996. With the support and commitment of our team leader Rudi Galindo, we’ve been returning to visit these beautiful communities every year since. Our latest trip to Chiapas continues this 20-year relationship.

Haiti Hurricane Relief

We at CWB are very, very happy that our final program of 2016 was in support of Haiti Hurricane Matthew relief. It was led by performer and veteran to CWB USA and Haiti, Chris Yerlig. On Friday, December 16th, Chris Yerlig (USA), Naomi Shafer (USA), and Camilla Rud (Sweden) headed to Haiti for a very […]

Nicaragua 2016

Clowns Without Borders USA sent a troupe to Nicaragua from April 4 to 15, 2016. We worked in partnership with local non-profit Fundacco – a grassroots organization that organizes to promote hope through community development and the organization of populations for a more humane future for all. During this two week trip, our clowns spent part of their […]

Haiti 2016

Traveling to Haïti on behalf of CWB are three physical comedians Alex ‘the Jester’ Feldman, Clay ‘Mazing’ Letson, and Chris ‘Hoopoe’ Yerlig. They will mix juggling, music, mime and improvised comedy in a venture that has been co-sponsored by the artist-envoy organization, Project Troubador.

El Salvador 2016

Photo Credit: Lindsay Arden Cooper   Situation: El Salvador is a beautiful and majestic country with its own struggles and challenges. The people of El Salvador suffer from extreme violence. Unaccompanied minors leave El Salvador and journey to the United States in hopes of receiving asylum. Gang violence runs rampant with the nation’s two rival […]

Chiapas 2015: Poverty and Displacement

This project is a continuation of 15 years of CWB projects in Chiapas. Our 3 clowns will be partnering with the Save the Children organization to bring clown performances and physical theater workshops to Indigenous communities in Chiapas, Mexico.

Haiti 2014

CWB is currently in Haiti! Read about our work in Haiti and check out updates from the project here.

Haiti 2013: Clowns with a Trapeze Tour

Our team for this tour is big- six funny people in all! And we’ll be coming together from all across the United States; from LA, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Washington DC. But wait! It gets better! This CWB-USA project features clowns that can FLY! Along with seasoned CWB-USA volunteers David Clay, Jan Damm, and Gwendolyn Rooker, we’re sending aerialist, Caitlyn Larsson, and a couple clowns who play in the air, Kolleen Kintz and Bobby Kintz!

Haiti 2013: Trainings and Show Creation

Project Haiti March 2013! CWB partnership with Terre des Hommes. Selena, Lucho and Leah returned to partner with our friends at Terre des Hommes.

Mexico 2013: Chiapas

Clowns Without Borders has been leading projects in Chiapas since 2000. For this year’s project CWB partnered with Alianza and Save the Children. Three artists performed for
predominantly displaced indigenous children who have found themselves in
the inner city of Tuxtla Gutirrez working on the streets selling everything from
hand made artisan crafts to cigarettes and chicklets bubble gum.