Selena Clare McMahan, President

Selena McMahan spent her childhood divided between New York and France. In 2005 she received a yearlong travel fellowship from the Watson Foundation for her project « Contemporary Clown Circuit, performance across borders ». She moved to Paris in 2007 to train at the Jacques Lecoq theater school (2007-2009 professional course and LEM scenography course). She has also trained with John Turner of Mump and Smoot, Lory Leshin at the Samovar, and with the Brazilian company LUME. She is an actor-clown with the Parisian hospital clown company Le Rire Médecin, performing improvised and individualized interventions in clown duos. Selena speaks english, french, spanish, and portuguese. She acts, sings, dances, is a puppeteer, makes costumes, and directs. She has performed in : “800 Words” directed by Sonja Moser, “À la Recherche de l’Age d’Or” directed by Susana Lastreto of G.R.R.R, “Pop’pea” directed by Giorgio Barbario Corsetti at Théâtre du Châtelet. She directed the opera “L’Enfant et la Nuit” at l’Académie de Villecroze, and is artistique director of “Inclownito” with Cracheurs de Rêves. Selena has volunteered with Clowns Without Borders USA since 2005 and been a board member since 2010. She currently serves as president on the board of the International Federation of Clowns Without Borders.

David Lichtenstein, Vice President

David Lichtenstein has been a professional performer specializing in street, clown, and variety theater for 25 years.   He has performed various versions of his one-person Leapin’ Louie Comedy Shows at festivals, theaters, and other events in 28 different countries across five continents. He’s also part of Wanderlust Circus in Portland and he has written reading encouragement and science themed shows that he performs at tons of schools and libraries.  He has organized and performed on several Clowns Without Borders expeditions in Chiapas, Guatemala, Haiti, South Africa, and Palestine.  And he hosts great CWB fundraisers in Portland, Oregon.  His wife Lisa Loving, a journalist, does even cooler stuff.

Sarah Liane Foster, International Representative to CWBI

Sarah Liane Foster has been creating, teaching, and performing theatre and clown since 2002, and has performed in thirty states and eight countries. From 2010 to 2014, Sarah assisted and then taught at Giovanni Fusetti’s Helikos International School of Theatre Creation in Florence, Italy. Based in the Pacific Northwest, Sarah has devised eight original shows with Portland’s Nomadic Theatre Co. She has been the recipient of a RACC Professional Development grant, the Portland Civic Theatre Guild’s Leslie O. Fulton Fellowship, and the Ben Linder Award for Most Inspirational Juggler. Sarah has regularly performed with Clowns Without Borders-USA since 2005, and has served on the Board of Directors since 2007.

Kolleen Kintz, Secretary

Kolleen Kintz is a clown, actor, creator, photographer, and musician. She lives in Baltimore with her husband and two Dachshunds. She is so honored and overjoyed to be part of the CWB team. Kolleen joined the team as the DC area intern in 2011, and became a board member in June 2014. With CWB, Kolleen has traveled to Indonesia in 2012 and Haiti in 2013 and has helped manage social media/website, merchandise, and fundraising since 2011.

Kolleen is a graduate of Dell’Arte International and a protege of Dody Disanto at The Center for Movement Theatre in DC. Kolleen owns Photos By Kintz, a wedding/lifestyle photography company, with her husband, Bobby. Nothing brings her more joy and than sharing laughter with children and communities around the world. Kolleen is a singing, dancing, acrobatic fool who loves to play and eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.