Haiti 2014: Day Three

Day Three in Haiti:

The rains came today, but it didn’t put a damper on things, everyone kept working to put together the two shows under the shelter by the sea, and the sun was back out soon enough… I joined Achile on a little trip into town to pick up a few props and supplies, and to check out the stage for the first show on Sunday afternoon…

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Rain rain go away clown again some other day.
by Curtis Carlyle

“Being from Portland I never like to let rain get in the way of a good time. During the planning of this trip I do remember reading that Haiti has an average rain fall of less then five inches in November, all of that must of come down on us today and then some. This didn’t dampen the spirits of the clowns and volunteers here in Jacmel, Haiti. After a well earned rain break, we spent the rest of the afternoon developing our grand spectaculars.

I am so happy with the group that I was selected to be a part of. We split the entire group into two teams. We are calling our half Team Bon Bagay. Which means team “good stuff” in Haitian Creole. Bon Bagay is comprised of two Americans, one French and two Haitian artists.

Team Bon Bagays presentation is based on the rights of the child:http://www.unicef.org/crc/ After work shopping for the last two days and performing our ideas for the other half of the expedition for input, we are feeling great about our progress. I feel comfortable speaking for the whole team when I say we cannot wait to show our entire creation to the children and family’s of Haiti.

Rain or not this is one of the most warm inviting and giving groups I have had a chance to work with. (I use the term work loosely.) I cannot wait to see what we come up with for the rest of our grand spectacular. Yeah Team Bon Bagay!”

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