Haiti Hurricane Relief

We at CWB are very, very happy that our final program of 2016 was in support of Haiti Hurricane Matthew relief. It was led by performer and veteran to CWB USA and Haiti, Chris Yerlig. On Friday, December 16th, Chris … Continue reading

Haiti 2016

Traveling to Haïti on behalf of CWB are three physical comedians Alex ‘the Jester’ Feldman, Clay ‘Mazing’ Letson, and Chris ‘Hoopoe’ Yerlig. They will mix juggling, music, mime and improvised comedy in a venture that has been co-sponsored by the artist-envoy organization, Project Troubador. Continue reading

Haiti 2006

This trip to Haiti is the beginning of much more clown work to take place there. We plan to perform more, do more workshops, make more juggling balls, build a circus…and one day maybe even eat the moon… Continue reading

Haiti 2005

Gonaives is one of the poorest cities in Haiti and has been the flashpoint for violent protest in the past due to the miserable conditions there. Ironically, the terrible flooding last fall has indirectly caused conditions to temporarily improve here by bringing in so many NGO emergency teams. Still, people are hungry here: even the people at the CARE hotel who serve us food are sometimes going hungry themselves Continue reading

Haiti 2014

CWB is currently in Haiti! Read about our work in Haiti and check out updates from the project here. Continue reading

Haiti 2013: Trainings and Show Creation

Project Haiti March 2013! CWB partnership with Terre des Hommes. Selena, Lucho and Leah returned to partner with our friends at Terre des Hommes. Continue reading

Haiti November 2011

Project Haiti November 2011. CWB Partnership with War Child Canada A Pre-Project : October 29-Nov 13, 2011 The clowns will first perform with WCC camps in Jacmel, and then return to Port au Prince for concentrated teacher training workshops with youth leaders that work with the children War Child serves. Continue reading

Haiti May/June 2011

CWB has completed a most wonderful collaboration with Terre Des Hommes this spring!
We offered a 5 week training in Les Cayes and Grand Goave, bringing in 7 artists! We collaborated with Terre des Hommes for the second time, building on a project started in September 2010. Our volunteer artists taught (and played with) the same group of community leaders and children to continue the training in circus skills, physical comedy and the psycho-social relief. Continue reading

Haiti Tour III 2010

Since Sept 4th Clowns Without Borders USA has been in the field working with Terre des Hommes, a child protection organization based in Port au Prince, Haiti and with field posts in Grand Goave (the epicenter of the January earthquake) and Les Cayes. We’ve been invited to do “a training of the teachers” work in clown, acrobatics, juggling and psychosocial support as it relates to play. For two weeks we’ve taught workshops in the mornings to child educators and then each afternoon we’ve worked with a group of 20 children, developing circus routines and playing games. The children we’ve been teaching have been featured guests in each of our performances. Continue reading

Haiti 2013: Clowns with a Trapeze Tour

Our team for this tour is big- six funny people in all! And we’ll be coming together from all across the United States; from LA, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Washington DC. But wait! It gets better! This CWB-USA project features clowns that can FLY! Along with seasoned CWB-USA volunteers David Clay, Jan Damm, and Gwendolyn Rooker, we’re sending aerialist, Caitlyn Larsson, and a couple clowns who play in the air, Kolleen Kintz and Bobby Kintz! Continue reading

Haiti Tour V 2010

CWB USA and PSF Spain are working together again with Plan International. Kristi Hughes, Michael Oneill and Erin Crites will join Spanish clown, Pedro Izquierda to perform and provide workshops for children in Jacmel and Croix des Bouquets, Haiti. Continue reading

Haiti Tour IV 2010

This October (2010), three CWB volunteers visited Haiti to visit temporary camps run by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Port-au-Prince.
During the project, the clowns offered 8-12 performances reaching 4,000-5,000 children and the broader community, a number of circus/theatre workshops with children and hold two half day training sessions for IRC educators in teaching circus and theatre games to build capacity for play activities to continue throughout the year. Continue reading

Haiti Tour I 2010

Following the aftermath of the earthquakes of January 12, 2010, Clowns Without Borders international was approached by many organizations working on relief efforts in Haiti. Payasos Sin Fronteras (CWB-Spain) and Clowns San Frontieres (CWB-Canada) immediately sent groups to Haiti in mid-February. In March CWB USA in collaboration with PSF, Plan International, Handicap International and SOS Villages, sent two teams of artists to the work with children and adults whose lives have been devastated by the earthquakes. Continue reading

Haiti Tour II 2010

In 2010 we were planning four projects in Haiti. These projects would have focused on performances for large and small audiences, workshops for street children in and around Port Au Prince, peer educators who go into their own communities to bring awareness to HIV and AIDS and local performing artists with hopes for empowering Haitians through physical theatre, clown and social circus. After the earthquakes that devastated Haiti on January 12, 2010, our focus shifted. We are now working with our international partners and local NGOs working in Haiti to bring small moments of relief to those affected by the trauma of the earthquakes. Continue reading

Haiti August 2009

Situation: In August 2009, Clowns Without Borders returned to Haiti. This time CWB explored a new area and traveled north to the second largest city in the nation, Cap-Haitien. Partnering with Sonje Ayiti, CWB performers performed in rural areas for small groups of children, at orphanages, churches and community centers. During the second week of the project the group returned to familiar audiences in and around Port Au Prince, including four performances in the slums of Martissant and Cite Soleil. The volunteers also worked to strengthen relations and seek out the needs of the local youth organizations to lay the foundation for future projects. Continue reading

Haiti March 2009

Still in awe of the harsh living conditions that most in Haiti live in, Deven’s accounts of our expedition to the poorest country in the western hemisphere attempts to capture some of the experience. Continue reading

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Haiti Hurricane Relief

We at CWB are very, very happy that our final program of 2016 was in support of Haiti Hurricane Matthew relief. It was led by performer and veteran to CWB USA and Haiti, Chris Yerlig. On Friday, December 16th, Chris … Continue reading

Haiti 2016

Traveling to Haïti on behalf of CWB are three physical comedians Alex ‘the Jester’ Feldman, Clay ‘Mazing’ Letson, and Chris ‘Hoopoe’ Yerlig. They will mix juggling, music, mime and improvised comedy in a venture that has been co-sponsored by the artist-envoy organization, Project Troubador. Continue reading

Haiti 2014

CWB is currently in Haiti! Read about our work in Haiti and check out updates from the project here. Continue reading

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Haiti 2013: Clowns with a Trapeze Tour

Our team for this tour is big- six funny people in all! And we’ll be coming together from all across the United States; from LA, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Washington DC. But wait! It gets better! This CWB-USA project features clowns that can FLY! Along with seasoned CWB-USA volunteers David Clay, Jan Damm, and Gwendolyn Rooker, we’re sending aerialist, Caitlyn Larsson, and a couple clowns who play in the air, Kolleen Kintz and Bobby Kintz! Continue reading

Haiti 2013: Trainings and Show Creation

Project Haiti March 2013! CWB partnership with Terre des Hommes. Selena, Lucho and Leah returned to partner with our friends at Terre des Hommes. Continue reading

Haiti November 2011

Project Haiti November 2011. CWB Partnership with War Child Canada A Pre-Project : October 29-Nov 13, 2011 The clowns will first perform with WCC camps in Jacmel, and then return to Port au Prince for concentrated teacher training workshops with youth leaders that work with the children War Child serves. Continue reading

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Haiti May/June 2011

CWB has completed a most wonderful collaboration with Terre Des Hommes this spring!
We offered a 5 week training in Les Cayes and Grand Goave, bringing in 7 artists! We collaborated with Terre des Hommes for the second time, building on a project started in September 2010. Our volunteer artists taught (and played with) the same group of community leaders and children to continue the training in circus skills, physical comedy and the psycho-social relief. Continue reading

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Haiti Tour V 2010

CWB USA and PSF Spain are working together again with Plan International. Kristi Hughes, Michael Oneill and Erin Crites will join Spanish clown, Pedro Izquierda to perform and provide workshops for children in Jacmel and Croix des Bouquets, Haiti. Continue reading

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Haiti Tour IV 2010

This October (2010), three CWB volunteers visited Haiti to visit temporary camps run by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Port-au-Prince.
During the project, the clowns offered 8-12 performances reaching 4,000-5,000 children and the broader community, a number of circus/theatre workshops with children and hold two half day training sessions for IRC educators in teaching circus and theatre games to build capacity for play activities to continue throughout the year. Continue reading

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Haiti Tour III 2010

Since Sept 4th Clowns Without Borders USA has been in the field working with Terre des Hommes, a child protection organization based in Port au Prince, Haiti and with field posts in Grand Goave (the epicenter of the January earthquake) and Les Cayes. We’ve been invited to do “a training of the teachers” work in clown, acrobatics, juggling and psychosocial support as it relates to play. For two weeks we’ve taught workshops in the mornings to child educators and then each afternoon we’ve worked with a group of 20 children, developing circus routines and playing games. The children we’ve been teaching have been featured guests in each of our performances. Continue reading

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Haiti Tour II 2010

In 2010 we were planning four projects in Haiti. These projects would have focused on performances for large and small audiences, workshops for street children in and around Port Au Prince, peer educators who go into their own communities to bring awareness to HIV and AIDS and local performing artists with hopes for empowering Haitians through physical theatre, clown and social circus. After the earthquakes that devastated Haiti on January 12, 2010, our focus shifted. We are now working with our international partners and local NGOs working in Haiti to bring small moments of relief to those affected by the trauma of the earthquakes. Continue reading

haiti I 2010

Haiti Tour I 2010

Following the aftermath of the earthquakes of January 12, 2010, Clowns Without Borders international was approached by many organizations working on relief efforts in Haiti. Payasos Sin Fronteras (CWB-Spain) and Clowns San Frontieres (CWB-Canada) immediately sent groups to Haiti in mid-February. In March CWB USA in collaboration with PSF, Plan International, Handicap International and SOS Villages, sent two teams of artists to the work with children and adults whose lives have been devastated by the earthquakes. Continue reading

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Haiti August 2009

Situation: In August 2009, Clowns Without Borders returned to Haiti. This time CWB explored a new area and traveled north to the second largest city in the nation, Cap-Haitien. Partnering with Sonje Ayiti, CWB performers performed in rural areas for small groups of children, at orphanages, churches and community centers. During the second week of the project the group returned to familiar audiences in and around Port Au Prince, including four performances in the slums of Martissant and Cite Soleil. The volunteers also worked to strengthen relations and seek out the needs of the local youth organizations to lay the foundation for future projects. Continue reading

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Haiti March 2009

Still in awe of the harsh living conditions that most in Haiti live in, Deven’s accounts of our expedition to the poorest country in the western hemisphere attempts to capture some of the experience. Continue reading

Haiti 2006

This trip to Haiti is the beginning of much more clown work to take place there. We plan to perform more, do more workshops, make more juggling balls, build a circus…and one day maybe even eat the moon… Continue reading

Haiti-2005-from-truck

Haiti 2005

Gonaives is one of the poorest cities in Haiti and has been the flashpoint for violent protest in the past due to the miserable conditions there. Ironically, the terrible flooding last fall has indirectly caused conditions to temporarily improve here by bringing in so many NGO emergency teams. Still, people are hungry here: even the people at the CARE hotel who serve us food are sometimes going hungry themselves Continue reading