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Clowns pose on grassy train tracks

Intense, Beautiful and Life-Changing

Derrick Gilday joins CWB – USA on tour in Mexico, as the clowns travel north along the migrant caravan route. He writes about the overlapping feelings of fear and love that accompany performing in such a desperate situation. Derrick Gilday … Continue reading

Brendon and Hannah partnering act

Three Surprises in Lebanon

Brendon Gawel performed with CWB – USA during our 2014 tour to the Philippines, and he joins our 2018 tour to Lebanon. Brendon writes about the ways that an unfamiliar place can both surprise us and remind us of the … Continue reading

Clowns onstage

Never Leave Home Without It

Z Smith, who joined CWB – USA’s February, 2018 and September, 2018 tours to Puerto Rico, reports back on what’s essential, what works and what doesn’t, for a clown on the go. Z Smith I’ve just finished my second CWB … Continue reading

Clowns onstage

Zonas De Desastre

Molly Shannon, who first toured to Puerto Rico in February, 2018, writes a day-by-day diary about her impressions upon returning to the island. During this first week of shows, the clowns travel all over Puerto Rico, visiting preschool- through high … Continue reading

The group circles the stage with brightly colored umbrellas

The Many Lions of Puerto Rico

Becca Bernard joins CWB – USA for her first tour! She writes about the many different faces of leonine courage in Puerto Rico.  Becca Bernard Roar! Have you ever wanted to be King or Queen of the Savannah? Here in … Continue reading

Clowns Without Borders Presents at UNESCO forum

CWBI at UNESCO Forum

Clowns Without Borders International has served as a consultative partner of UNESCO since September 2015. This September, CWBI joined “Another Perspective on Migration,” an international forum of NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO. CWBI participated in a panel about resilience, education and the … Continue reading

Moshe in Chiapas, circa 1997

“Is a Payaso a Person?”

CWB – USA founder Moshe Cohen writes about the deteriorating situation in the Free and Sovereign State of Chiapas, in early 1997.  Moshe Cohen A Tense Situation Chiapas is a unique conflict zone, as it is one of the few … Continue reading

A crowd watches a giant handmade puppet, in Chiapas, MX

The Healing Power of Laughter

CWB – USA founder Moshe Cohen writes about his return trip to the Free and Sovereign State of Chiapas, where he collaborated with Wise Fool New Mexico and other artists to bring laughter to Zapatista communities in the midst of … Continue reading

A clown plays guitar with a group of people in Chiapas

“They’re Not Gringos, They’re Clowns!”

CWB – USA founder Moshe Cohen writes about a return trip to the Free and Sovereign State of Chiapas. Moshe Cohen Semana Santa  We leave Santa Fe, NM on Monday April 10th, pick up our documenter and musician (Jaime and … Continue reading

Darina sits in her chicken costume in the midst of the audience

Live With Joy

CWB -USA always partners with local artists, organizations or administrators to help run our tours. This blog is from Darina Robles, our friend and colleague at Llaven nü, a social circus activist group in Mexico. Darina Robles The Last Day … Continue reading

Darina flies on Faeble's shoulder

What We Carry

CWB -USA always partners with local artists, organizations or administrators to help run our tours. This blog is from our friend and colleague at Llaven nü, a social circus activist group in Mexico.  Darina Robles The Migrants Are the First … Continue reading

Clowns shot from the back, facing an audience seated on a hillside

Eyes Rather Than Words

Robin Lara joins CWB – USA for her very first tour, Cali, Colombia. CWB – USA and CaliClown partnered to tour the Department of Cauca, focused on youth violence prevention. In this blog, she reflects on the unique challenges of performing … Continue reading

Clowns perform for a huge crowd in Colombia

Bearer Of the Immaterial

When Clowns Without Borders USA goes on tour, we always work with local partner organizations and artists. It’s part of the ethos of “being invited.” Mario Bustillo, is a Colombian clown who joined CWB as a collaborator on the Colombia Coastal … Continue reading

A Dream Come True

When Clowns Without Borders USA goes on tour, we always work with local partner organizations and artists. It’s part of the ethos of “being invited.” Julio Mario Cabarcas López, aka Mü, is a Colombian clown who joined CWB as a collaborator … Continue reading