Back Where I Started. — Home

Twenty-nine years ago, in 1991, I came to Atlanta to perform at Oglethorpe University. I performed in a tent in the middle of a field. Now, in 2020 I’m back at Oglethorpe University, once again performing under a tent in a field. In 1991, I worked for the Georgia Shakespeare Festival. I completed one of … Read more

Black Clown Matters — Home

I’ve been a professional clown for over 20 years. I began this career working for the Big Apple Circus in their Clown Care Unit in 2000. We performed in children’s hospitals. I’ve always found this work to be rewarding. It’s a combination of artist, service, and community that has been consistent throughout my professional clown … Read more

A Salve for the Soul. — Home

“…my soul has grown deep like the rivers.” From the poem “A Negro Speaks of Rivers” by Langston Hughes. “The man with the real sense of humor is the man who can put himself in the spectator’s place and laugh at his own misfortune.” Bert Williams I’ve done a lot of soul searching about clowning … Read more

Top tips for the perfect children’s birthday party

Planning the perfect children’s birthday party in London should be an absolute pleasure for all parents. . Just glancing at the internet, the number of children’s birthday party ideas and services available to parents can’t fail to excite and amaze, or even terrify! We have come up with some top tips for the perfect children’s … Read more

Luz Gaxiola ⋆ Clowns Without Borders USA

This week’s featured artist is Luz Gaxiola. Luz has performed with Clowns Without Borders in Greece and Lebanon. Most recently, she delighted attendees of our Virtual Benefit by playing the accordion surrounded by goats. Luz is a multi-instrumentalist, playing accordion, tuba, and trombone. She mixes music with circus comedy to create inventive performances. Introducing Luz … Read more

A Call for Black Laughter.  — Home

A Call for Black Laughter. I’ve been a medical clown for 21 years. With medical clowning, I found my calling. This work requires a performance skillset and a personal vulnerability to be impacted by the patients and families we see. Part of this vulnerability requires that the clowns meet the patients where they are. This … Read more

Clown Tour 2018 – Clown Me In

Our Clown Tour for 2018 was a huge success, with 24 clowns reaching over 4,600 people through 25 performances in 10 days all over Lebanon. That’s a fancy way of saying that it was absolutely incredible! Photo from the last show by Diego Ibarra Sanchez This tour usually comes after our We Must Clown workshop, … Read more