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.
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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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
CWB is currently in Haiti! Read about our work in Haiti and check out updates from the project here.
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!
Project Haiti March 2013! CWB partnership with Terre des Hommes. Selena, Lucho and Leah returned to partner with our friends at Terre des Hommes.
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.
Project Haiti November 2011. CWB Partnership with War Child Canada A Pre-Project : October 29-Nov 13, 2011 The clowns will first perform with WCC camps in Jacmel, and then return to Port au Prince for concentrated teacher training workshops with youth leaders that work with the children War Child serves.
CWB has completed a most wonderful collaboration with Terre Des Hommes this spring!
We offered a 5 week training in Les Cayes and Grand Goave, bringing in 7 artists! We collaborated with Terre des Hommes for the second time, building on a project started in September 2010. Our volunteer artists taught (and played with) the same group of community leaders and children to continue the training in circus skills, physical comedy and the psycho-social relief.
Rudi returned to Chiapas this winter to work in Zapatista Caricoles with Schools for Chiapas.org. To continue to train and mentor new CWB touring clowns.
CWB USA and PSF Spain are working together again with Plan International. Kristi Hughes, Michael Oneill and Erin Crites will join Spanish clown, Pedro Izquierda to perform and provide workshops for children in Jacmel and Croix des Bouquets, Haiti.