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Clown Me In: Unlock Your Inner Clown

Every adult has a goofy side, one that is preferably kept under a leash in public. Some people are too afraid to unleash their ‘inner clown’. Well, Clown Me In,  a clown theater initiative based in Lebanon,  is on a mission is to ‘unlock’ the clown inside!

Clown Me In, supported by Beirut DC is founded by Sabine Choucair from Lebanon and Gabriela Munoz from MexicoSabine and Gabriela take their team to places where laughter is much needed. They have performed within Palestinian, Mexican, Lebanese, Indian, Brazilian, British and indigenous communities. They visit the refugee camps in some of these countries bringing sunshine to what may seem like eternal rain. They also use humor to address and create awareness regarding important current issues. Check out how they humorously make a statement about Lebanon’s garbage crisis!

Their aim is to, “discover and accept the Clown that lies beneath each of us, and let it coexist with oneself in society”. That may sound a bit scary to some people, right? Can you imagine a bunch of adults and children clowning around, publicly? With Clown Me In, you no longer have to imagine!

¨We are all clowns really but we´ve spent most of our lives trying to hide this embarrassing reality under layers of intelligence, sensibility, sophistication and social nicety¨. (clownmein.com)

Clown Me In has been to many parts of the world, affecting random people in the streets with bouts of laughter, Clown Me In’s workshops and performances provide people with the opportunity to let go and release the clown inside, accepting that it’s ok to be goofy!

Visit their page for more info and don’t forget, they take their project very seriously!

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Israa Elkhatib

I was born in Palestine but raised with the fireflies in Georgia. My teenage years were spent being the Muslim nerd who was known as the bookworm of the school. That followed me back to Palestine, to develop into being the girl with the big vocabulary. I spent most of my high-school days cursing Newton for not eating that apple. My English Literature Bachelor's degree was only obtained because I'm a nerd for literature and my minor in Translation pretty much pays the bills, thank you Birzeit University.Creative writing is my passion and reading is my escape from reality into a world where everything is the way you imagine it to be.

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