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A Whirlwind of Colors

CWB – USA is revisiting the same Balkan Route (#refugeeroad) that we traveled in 2017, deepening the relationships we formed a year ago. Justin Therrien offers a stream-of-consciousness description of what it felt like to travel among the refugee camps, … Continue reading

High school students at a refugee workshop in San Antonio, TX

Education Resources for Clowns

CWB – USA receives many inquiries about clown training, and we’re pleased to regularly share the extensive (but by no means exhaustive) list of top clown schools in the United States, compiled in 2016 by our former colleague Tamara Palmer. … Continue reading

The clowns perform illuminated only by headlights

Everyday Practices Along the Border

During CWB -USA’s 2018 Balkan Tour, Jeroen (a person providing humanitarian aid to refugees in the region) proved to be an instrumental member of the team. Thanks to his consistent and ongoing work in the Balkan region, he has built … Continue reading

Kids dance during an outdoor performance

Strong People In a Terrible Situation

CWB – USA recently wrapped a tour along the Balkan Route (#refugeeroad), deepening the relationships that were initiated in 2017. Bekah Smith remembers both the strength and vulnerability of the people she met along the way. Bekah Smith We did it! Another … Continue reading

Sabine holds a bubble wand out as a little kid blows

Our Noise Crosses Borders

CWB – USA is revisiting the same Balkan Route (#refugeeroad) that it traveled in 2017, deepening the relationships we formed a year ago. Veteran CWB performer Sabine Choucair describes the second week of performances and a very special little boy. … Continue reading

Clowns make heart hands with teen students

The Six Month Anniversary of Hurricane Maria

Tuesday, March 20th marked six months since Hurricane Maria made landfall in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico—with disastrous results. The official emergency period has been long declared over, but access to electricity, stable housing and a return to normal … Continue reading

Bekah rides a unicycle in the Balkans

The Middle of Nowhere

CWB – USA is revisiting the same Balkan Route (#refugeeroad) that we traveled in 2017, deepening the relationships we formed a year ago. Veteran CWB performer Sabine Choucair takes us through the first few days of travel and an incredible … Continue reading

Group photo with audience in Puerto Rico

The Show Must Go On

Molly Z, one of the professional artists volunteering her time on CWB – USA’s tour to Puerto Rico has been keeping a journal of her experiences. This project blog gives a sense of the day-by-day experiences of clowns on tour. … Continue reading

Clowns juggle clubs in Colombia

Innocence and Non-Judgement

CWB – USA and CWB – Brazil are on tour together in Colombia. The clowns are working with organizations that address youth violence and the reintegration of FARC combatants. CoiCoi Today is my first visit to a women’s prison. I … Continue reading

Clowns perform for a huge crowd in Colombia

They Made Us Fly

CWB – USA and CWB – Brazil are currently on tour together in Colombia. The clowns have been working with organizations that address youth violence and the reintegration of FARC combatants. Diana Bolano Today, we visit a mental health hospital … Continue reading

The Less Obvious Fallout That Remains

CWB – USA recently wrapped up a tour to Puerto Rico. Molly Rose Levine, our very own Program Director, acted as a non-performing team leader for the project. When she arrived on the island, it quickly became apparent that the … Continue reading