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What does it take to perform with Clowns Without Borders?

What kinds of artists work with Clowns Without Borders? Do they wear makeup? Did they go to clown school?Do all performers have to wear a red nose when they work for Clowns Without Borders? Are they from the United States? Do you have to know how to juggle to work for Clowns Without Borders? Does everyone works with Clowns Without Borders speak English?

These are just a few of the questions I regularly answer. These questions come from project partners, audience members, grantors, donors, students, and people who want to work with Clowns Without Borders. When I sat down to write my answers, I realized they were incredibly boring.

What kinds of artists work with Clowns Without Borders?

All Kinds

Do they wear makeup?

Sometimes.

Did they go to clown school?

Not always. Some artists trained at schools, others grew up in circus families, others learned from friends, etc.etc.etc.

Do all performers have to wear a red nose when they work for Clowns Without Borders?

Nope. It depends on the preference of the artist and also what the team decides is best for the specific show and tour.

Are all CWB-USA artists from the United States?

Nope. While our official names is Clowns Without Borders USA, we work with artists from all over the world. If you work with CWB, you are a CWB artist.

Do you have to know how to juggle to work for Clowns Without Borders?

Nope!

Does everyone works with Clowns Without Borders speak English?

Nope!

So who are the Clowns Without Borders artists?

I’m so glad you asked! Through the end of 2022, we’ll be featuring an artist each week. This is a chance to get to hear more about the artists who make our work possible.

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