Clowns Have Arrived!

After wrapping a couple of performances in Washington DC for the CWB Washington DC Inner City Project, the CWB clowns are now in Sudan! Elisa and Gwen took a two day flight to Nairobi where they met Gavin (from CWB … Continue reading

All Good Things Must Come to an End

Read Anna Zastrow's incredible journey clowning through Cambodia and Thailand. Project blog posts shown her are also linked to her blog.

Cambodia–Observations and Experiences

City Orphanage Wednesday, December 17, 2008 Today I went to the city orphanage of Phnom Penh (way on the outskirts of the city) and played with the HIV children and the disabled children (cerebral palsy, etc.). It was great! I … Continue reading

Phare Ponleu Selpak

Phare Ponleu Selpak Nov 8 – Dec 8 For one month I have been at Phare Ponleu Selpak which is in Battambang, northwest Cambodia. Phare Ponleu Selpak is a school and art center for disadvantaged children. ‘Ponleu’ means light and … Continue reading

Journal: Cairo 2008 – October 23

Since we last wrote we’ve been performing at schools, disabled youth vocation rehabilitation centers, an orphanage, and a couple shows at a children’s park.


We did a lot of big school shows in very poor communities and the kids went crazy! Highlights of our time there include a few shows we did in orphanages, especially the show at the wonderful Hogar de Ninos Jerusalem outside Quetzaltenango where the kids would have followed us to the moon. Also an all-day workshop we put on for 13 very enthusiastic professional clowns from Proyecto Payas


Tuesday, January 15th
Saturday, we loaded up and drove down to Ostuacan. In our convoy were the seven clowns from CHISPA, and some CHISPA staffers to take care of us. One of the clowns brought her husband, three children and one of her teenage son’s friends. There were about 17 in all, in four vehicles. I rode in the pickup truck with four others who spoke no English; the trip had a lot of silence


Thursday, January 10th
Today was our first show, at a sports complex in Tuxla Gutierrez that is serving as a refugee camp for over 800 people from Ostuacan, Tecpatan and other communities along the Rio Grijalva in northern Chiapas, which flooded this winter. The complex is called the ” Instituto de Seguridad Social de los Trabajadores del Estado de Chiapas” (ISSTECH.) Our contact for this performa


Tuesday, January 8th
Today I assisted Rudi in a clown workshop he’s teaching at El Centro Porfirio E. Hernàndez La Albarrada, a local institute that teaches literacy, conflict resolution, peace culture, organic farming, and other worthy processes. The students are literacy specialists who are working on using Clown to promote literacy. Rudi is teaching them basic scenographic structure and princip

Journal for Cairo 2007

It was so exciting to be with the girls again. They have all grown so much! We were also happy to meet new little ones too.

Alice 7/5-18/2007

We are here in New Orleans performing for kids all over the city. We are partnering with a large variety of organizations – local church groups, organizations that sprung up after hurricanes Katrina and Rita, established arts programs, a local farmer’s market
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