This is my blog to bring you updates on my social action clown and theater work.
In October-December 2008, I went to THAILAND and CAMBODIA to work with street kids, victims of trafficking and other disadvantaged kids. This was a collaboration with Clowns Without Borders, in association with Bond Street Theatre. For more on that, please go to: http://clowningincambodia.blogspot.com.
January-February 2010 brought me to INDONESIA – where I joined partner Dan Roberts and his Hidung Merah (Red Nose) Circus. This was a project via Clowns Without Borders to bring joy and laughter to children and youth affected by the earthquake in Padang, Sumatra, as well as to poor villages around Jakarta.
In May 2010 I traveled to MYANMAR where I and my two partners of Bond Street Theatre worked with four Myanmar artists to bring joy and laughter to children in monasteries!
For three weeks in September 2010, I was part of a Clowns Without Bordersexpedition to HAITI to offer psychosocial support via clown play to adults as well as children.
February 2011 finds me again in HAITI, this time with Bond Street Theatre to work with Kofaviv and Favilek, two women's groups, sharing workshops and presenting performances in the camps.
In April and May, 2011, I worked in Herat as part of the Bond Street Theatre team helping a local theater group become stronger and more sustainable in their mission to revitalize theater in AFGHANISTAN and help spread peace!
February into March 2012, it's time for HAITI again to continue our Bond Street Theatre collaboration with the women of Favilek.
November 2013 I joined American Voices/YES Academy in SUDAN to teach and create theater on social issues with university students.
January 2015 I returned to SUDAN for further cultural, artistic and human exchange!
March-April 2015 it is time for AFGHANISTAN again with Bond Street Theatre. Working in Herat on psychosocial theater project in the women's prison.
I am an actor, clown and teaching artist based in New York City. Loka Humana is the social outreach wing of my theater company Loka Maer, which consists of none other than myself at the moment. That is, I am Loka Humana.
I have been clowning around since the day I was born my family would say, but artistically and professionally, one might say, I discovered clowning at Ecole Jacques Lecoq, where I studied all aspects of physical theater.