Welcome to a new blog series, with contributions by CWB – USA’s wonderful board members! Board member Tim Cunningham is a graduate of the Dell’Arte School of Physical Theatre (’01) and has performed with CWB in 11 countries outside of the … Continue reading
Need Your Daily Exercise? Try Clowning.
By Guest Blogger and Performer, Molly Siskin There is no exhaustion like the one that comes at the end of a long day hard at work in clown training. Clowning has a particular way of exercising performers both physically … Continue reading
Are We Allowed to Laugh?
By Tim Cunningham, CWB-USA Volunteer I was invited to participate in a very last minute and end-of-year capacity building project with our friends in Turkey who are on their way to forming a new chapter of Clowns Without Borders … Continue reading
By Tamara Palmer & Selena McMahon It’s difficult to compete against headlines such as, “Creepy Clown Sightings Cause a Frenzy.” When it comes to clowns, the recent disturbing events in the United States and elsewhere in the world, are … Continue reading
A Poem for Clowns Without Borders
Self acclaimed, “poet, performer, and sometimes clown,” Sophie Fenella writes eloquently about the endeavors of the Clowns Without Border volunteer clown and captures the essence of life in crisis. “We have to laugh,” because there is resilience in laughter. Like this poem? … Continue reading
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
Laughter Transforms Discrimination
By Nadiya Atkinson Clowns Without Borders USA Guest Blogger Language surrounds us. Contemporary rhetoric is constantly utilized, from conversations to the media, to debates, to institutions, to water-cooler chats, to political discourse, and to novels. It is a necessary … Continue reading
A Case for Clowns: Ebola
A Case for the Clowns: Ebola Why Clowns Without Borders Works By Tim Cunningham Tortell pirouettes quickly and the microphone swings around behind him; it has a life of its own. The centrifugal force of the windscreen pulls … Continue reading
To Clown, or Not to Clown
By Jemima Evans Clowns Without Borders USA Guest Blogger Why clowning? Imagine: A dusty refugee camp, people everywhere. People are crying, sleeping, and trying to get on with daily life. As if that is even possible. You are tired. … Continue reading