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Featured Artist: Nicole Loeffler-Gladstone

This week, we are featuring Nicole Loeffler-Gladstone, who worked as Clowns Without Borders’ Communication Director for the past five years. While we are sad to see Nicole go, we are grateful to all of her work with CWB.   I … Continue reading

Featured Artist: Luz Gaxiola

This week’s featured artist is Luz Gaxiola. Luz has performed with Clowns Without Borders in Greece and Lebanon. Most recently, she delighted attendees of our Virtual Benefit by playing the accordion surrounded by goats. Luz is a multi-instrumentalist, playing accordion, tuba, … Continue reading

The vision of CWB Turkey

This week, we are spending a bit more time with Güray Dinçol to learn about his vision for creating Clowns Without Borders – Turkey.  Partnership With Istanbul Municipality İstanbul Municipality Cultural Department asked me to do this project in İstanbul … Continue reading

Featured Artist: Güray Dinçol

Introducing Güray Dinçol Güray Dinçol has led Clowns Without Borders’ tours in his home country of Turkey. Güray received physical theater and clown training from Giovanni Fusetti at the Rosefarden Theater in Norway after his master’s degree in theater. In … Continue reading

CWB in Kenya

Welcoming New Board Leadership

Welcome Erin and Amrita Clowns Without Borders USA is delighted to welcome Erin Leigh Crites and Amrita Dhaliwal to the respective roles of President and Vice President of the Board of Directors. We’re confident that their joint-leadership model will ignite … Continue reading

Darina Robles demonstrates payasearía como hermosa humanidad

Payasería Como Hermosa Humanidad 

CWB – USA artist and Llaven nü founder Darina Robles shares her experience of hermosa humanidad, clowning for the Rarámuri people in Chihuahua, Mexico. This blog post as-told-to CWB Communications Director Nicole Loeffler-Gladstone and is edited for length and clarity.  Character … Continue reading

Three Rarámuri girls sit shoulder-to-shoulder as they watch a clown show

What If You Don’t Know What To Do?

Julie Moore, who recently wrapped her first CWB – USA tour, writes about the challenge and relief of giving into the unknown. Wondering what to do when you don’t know what to do? Read on!  Work! Do! Achieve! Here’s the … Continue reading

Two clowns perform outside, in front of an audience gathered in the shade of a tree.

Rarámuri Resilience: Audience Feedback

Qualitative Data CWB artists constantly gather qualitative data about their work on tour. Is the audience laughing, or are they unimpressed? Are certain games more engaging? Do community members want to participate, or mostly watch? This kind of information combines … Continue reading

A beach in Puerto Rico, shortly after Category 5 Hurricane Maria made landfall

Climate Emergency and Displacement

What makes something a crisis? Is it the scale? Or the severity? Or maybe it’s the duration? Climate crisis includes all three of these factors: It affects billions of people and every ecosystem on the planet, and a forthcoming Intergovernmental … Continue reading

Little boy holds lots of hats

Human Rights Day 2020

December 10th is Human Rights Day, commemorating the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). This landmark United Nations document specifies that all people have the same inalienable rights, regardless of background, origin, or other difference. This year’s theme, “Recover … Continue reading