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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lebanon 2017

Over 1.1 million Syrian refugees are registered in Lebanon. Not only does Lebanon host more Syrian refugees than any other country, it also hosts over tens of thousands of other crisis émigrés from other countries, including Iraq, Sudan, Ethiopia, and neighboring Palestine. As a result, the economic and social implications have been profound for both […]

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 […]

Turkey July 2017

From July 23-August 1, 2017, Clowns Without Borders USA is thrilled to return to Turkey for our fourth collaboration with Turkish artististic group led by Guray Dinkol. Representing CWB-USA will be Gabi Winters (Brazil), and Erwan Gronier (France). Gabi and Erwan will kick off the project by leading a day of capacity building workshops for […]

Sierra Leone 2017

The 2014-2015 Ebola epidemic severely impacted the Western African nations of Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 14,000 people were infected in Sierra Leone, out of which more than 4,000 died and left families and children behind. CWB-USA is partnering with CWB-Sweden to bring resilience, spark moments of joy, […]

Balkan Route

Two clowns are traveling along the Balkan Route, performing for refugees who are stuck in no man’s land, waiting between borders for access to the European Union.

South Sudan 2017

Clowns Without Borders in South Sudan The ongoing civil war in South Sudan has left thousands of families without homes and hope. Many children have witnessed alarming levels of violence and experienced trauma that is very distressing and heartbreaking. The war has stripped them of their fundamental children’s rights – to laugh, to play, to dream, […]

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.

All projects in 2017

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 […]

Clown Plays with Children in Lebanon

Lebanon 2017

Over 1.1 million Syrian refugees are registered in Lebanon. Not only does Lebanon host more Syrian refugees than any other country, it also hosts over tens of thousands of other crisis émigrés from other countries, including Iraq, Sudan, Ethiopia, and neighboring Palestine. As a result, the economic and social implications have been profound for both […]

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 […]

Turkey July 2017

From July 23-August 1, 2017, Clowns Without Borders USA is thrilled to return to Turkey for our fourth collaboration with Turkish artististic group led by Guray Dinkol. Representing CWB-USA will be Gabi Winters (Brazil), and Erwan Gronier (France). Gabi and Erwan will kick off the project by leading a day of capacity building workshops for […]

Sierra Leone 2017

The 2014-2015 Ebola epidemic severely impacted the Western African nations of Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 14,000 people were infected in Sierra Leone, out of which more than 4,000 died and left families and children behind. CWB-USA is partnering with CWB-Sweden to bring resilience, spark moments of joy, […]

Balkan Route

Two clowns are traveling along the Balkan Route, performing for refugees who are stuck in no man’s land, waiting between borders for access to the European Union.

South Sudan 2017

Clowns Without Borders in South Sudan The ongoing civil war in South Sudan has left thousands of families without homes and hope. Many children have witnessed alarming levels of violence and experienced trauma that is very distressing and heartbreaking. The war has stripped them of their fundamental children’s rights – to laugh, to play, to dream, […]

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.