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Our Noise Crosses Borders

CWB – USA is revisiting the same Balkan Route (#refugeeroad) that it traveled in 2017, deepening the relationships we formed a year ago. Veteran CWB performer Sabine Choucair describes the second week of performances and a very special little boy. … Continue reading

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The Middle of Nowhere

CWB – USA is revisiting the same Balkan Route (#refugeeroad) that we traveled in 2017, deepening the relationships we formed a year ago. Veteran CWB performer Sabine Choucair takes us through the first few days of travel and an incredible … Continue reading

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Balkan Tour 2018

“Crumbling buildings, muddy forests, improvised camp sites—these are the beautiful stages where the clowns shine. Our laughter cuts through the darkness as we do a show illuminated only by headlights. I can see my breath in the air as I … Continue reading

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Part of the Solution

Hannah Gaff and Leah Abel, along with Sabine Choucair, recently returned from a multi-week tour in Lebanon. For this project, Clowns Without Borders partnered with Clown Me In and its related project, We Must Clown. Leah and Hannah reflect on … Continue reading

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Everyone Wanted To Be In The Show

Hannah Gaff and Leah Abel, along with Sabine Choucair, are currently on tour in Lebanon. For this project, Clowns Without Borders has partnered with Clown Me In and its related project, We Must Clown. On their first night, the CWB … Continue reading

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Lebanon 2017

“The group includes Palestinian, Syrian and Lebanese people, from a variety of socio-economic and religious backgrounds. None of them have ever clowned, and some have never performed at all. It’s not common in Lebanon to have people with such varied … Continue reading

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Return to Lesvos

Balkan Route 3: Back In Lesvos In the final week along the Balkan Route tour, Clay and Sabine returned to the greek Island of Lesvos. Clay and and Sabine performed in Lesvos with CWB on our previous projects. In 2015, … Continue reading

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Route to Connect: Access Denied

We have another update from Clay and Sabine on the Balkan Route. This is a story about one of the many times we have been denied access to a refugee camp. Unfortunately, despite the best planning, and the best intentions, … Continue reading

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Route To Connect : Week One

Our beloved Clay Mazing and Sabine Choucair are finishing up the Balkan Route Tour. We are working with Service Civil International (SCI) on their Route to Connect Tour. SCI’s goal is to spread awareness about the lives of refugees who … Continue reading

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Balkan Route 2017

Two clowns are traveling along the Balkan Route, performing for refugees who are stuck in no man’s land, waiting between borders for access to the European Union. Continue reading

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Lebanon

Lebanon has the highest number of refugees per capita in the world. One in five people living in Lebanon is a Syrian refugee. Lebanon currently hosts 1.1 million people. CWB-USA began working at refugee camps through the country with volunteer Sabine … Continue reading

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The Pictures We Don’t Take

On August 28th, 2011, Hurricane Irene hit my hometown in Vermont. The photographers arrived before the National Guard. As we walked with our neighbors to explore the damage—houses, roads, orchards disappeared by the river—strangers turned the town into a tourist … Continue reading

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Unpredictable by Design

Our journey in India has finished. Four clowns with different nationalities traveled across the north of India for 18 days giving workshops and shows to various communities. We started our journey in Chandigarh offering a four-day workshop to CEVA Drama Repertory, … Continue reading

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Lesvos in Photos!

Our team is back home safely, after an eventful project on Lesvos island. Be sure to check out our blogs (with more coming soon) to learn more. Enjoy these images from Jean-Sébastien Lòpez. It was so wonderful to have his … Continue reading