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

We’re Strangers, But Not Aliens

Puerto Rico native Arturo Gaskins joins CWB – USA for his second tour, to Colombia’s Department of Cauca. In this blog, he writes about the effort and joy of creating a CWB show, and his desire to find spontaneity within … Continue reading

Workshop participants keep their balloons floating

The Importance of Breath

CWB – USA board member Sayda Trujillo writes about what it’s like to lead a CWB workshop for care providers affected by trauma. Sayda Trujillo Breath and Awareness Today we teach an all-day (9:30am–4:30pm) workshop to 25 psychologists—people who have been doing … Continue reading

Photo of clowns from the back, facing the crowd of children

Human, Vibrant and Liberating

Clowns Without Borders USA is currently on tour in Guatemala, where we’ve partnered with our colleagues at CWB Canada, and with local Guatemalan artists. Noemi, one of the CWB Canada clowns, writes about the playfulness and openness required for a … Continue reading

Group shot of the clowns

We Are a Team

Veteran CWB – USA performing artist Lucho Guzman Cardozo joins CWB – USA and CWB Canada on the Guatemala Emergency Tour. He writes about the necessity of laughter, even in the face of catastrophe.   Lucho Guzman Cardozo Despues de … Continue reading

Performing for an audience in Colombia

The Borders That Make Us Different

Arturo Gaskins is a native of Puerto Rico, and he joined CWB – USA during our tour to the island in February, 2018. We were eager to work together again and Arturo was able to volunteer his time for CWB … Continue reading

Four clowns take a bow

A Feast of Offers!

All clowns arrived in Guatemala on August 16th, 2018 from a few different corners of the world: Colombia (Lucho Guzman Cardozo), Canada (Noemi Lira), USA (Sayda Trujillo), and France via Guatemala (Stephane Gue). As is the norm for CWB – … Continue reading

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A Sea of Laughter

CWB – USA co-founder Moshe Cohen joins Payasos Sin Fronteras for a tour to Guatemala. The goal of the tour is to visit communities living in poverty in and around Guatemala City, as well as rural communities terrorized by the civil … Continue reading

Cyr wheel in the window

A Beautiful and Difficult Day

Erin Leigh Crites is a long-time performer, a professor at Idyllwild Arts, and the CWB – USA board Vice President. She joins CWB – USA in Cali, Colombia for a tour especially geared toward youth violence prevention. She writes about the different … Continue reading

All the Colombia clowns pose together

Creating a Connection

Robin Lara joins CWB – USA in Cali, Colombia for her very first CWB tour! She reflects on the connections that help audience and clowns triumph during a performance.   Robin Lara Creating A Connection We have many different settings for shows here … Continue reading

Clowns juggle clubs in Colombia

An Update to Our Itinerary

CWB – USA only goes where we’re invited. You’ve probably heard us say that before, but it’s an essential part of our code of ethics, helping to support the safety of our artists and collaborators, and contributing toward the relationships … Continue reading

Parents and children laugh during a show in Mexico

We’re Still Together

In September, 2017, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the Mexican state of Puebla. Over 200 people were killed, and buildings were reduced to rubble throughout Puebla and Mexico City. This was the strongest earthquake to hit the country since 1985. … Continue reading