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This week on the Daily Beat: We look into the launch of Clowns Without Borders with director Molly Levine.
Today on the Daily Beat, Friday January 29, 2015:The performance of being a clown in war-stricken areas has unexpectedly attracted audiences of more than 700 children, proving to there is a great need for clowns and entertainment in crisis situations. Clowns Without Borders offers humor as a means of psychological support to communities that have suffered trauma.
We speak with Molly Levine, who joined Clowns Without Borders in late 2013. She has an enthusiasm for and belief in what happens at the intersection of performing arts and humanitarian aid.
“Molly graduated from Global College- Long Island University with a B.A in Global Studies; a concentration of human rights activism and violence against marginalized ethnic people. Molly is a project coordinator, facilitator, teacher, event producer, burning man enthusiast, with an unhealthy delight in making the impossible possible.” – ClownsWithoutBorders.
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