We aim to relieve the suffering of all persons, especially children, who live in areas of crisis including refugee camps, conflict zones and other situations of adversity. We partner with individuals and organizations to bring small teams of professional performing artists to share performances and workshops with children and their families in refugee camps, conflict zones, or with communities who have experienced trauma or crisis.
Resilience Through Laughter
Clowns Without Borders USA promotes Resilience Through Laughter. We bring levity, contemporary clown/circus-oriented performances and workshops into communities, so that community members can celebrate together and find relief from the tensions that darken their daily lives. We enable the development of resilience through laughter. We offer psychosocial support through play, restorative narrative, and collaborative communication. We seek to raise awareness of affected populations and to promote a spirit of global solidarity.
We only go where we are invited, and we work with partners, both local, national, international. We seek to create lasting experiences through play so that communities can sustain the laughter after we go. We give more than just free performances. See how we work.
Our tours are flexible, yet based on a common structure that we follow from project conception to final reporting. From first contact to project completion our volunteers meet a list of requirements that help ensure project success. Learn more and experience a “typical” day on a CWB project.
Where We Work
CWB-USA works around the globe. We work in limitless settings and communities. We go where the roads may not and go the distance to show up, even when no one else does. Sometimes we trek into places where there is only a footpath. We’ve forged rivers, slept under the stars in remote villages with little to no electricity or running water, and transformed the most unusual spaces into a stage where we hold our free performances. Check out the list of countries where we have brought laughter and joy.
Believe in Laughter
Where resources are scarce, make laughter abundant. Clowns Without Borders (CWB-USA) offers joy and laughter to relieve the suffering of all persons, especially children, who live in areas of crisis, including refugee camps, conflict zones, and territories in situations of emergencies.
Sometimes, laughter is the only medicine.