Clown Me In is a theatre company founded by Sabine Choucair of Lebanon and Gabriela Munoz of Mexico. Through interactive workshops and performances, the company uses clowning to spread laughter and provide relief to disadvantaged communities while exploring human vulnerabilities and helping individuals to accept them. Clown Me In has worked around the world, in Mexican, Lebanese, Palestinian, Indian, Brazilian, Moroccan, Jordanian, Syrian, Greek and British communities.
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Sabine is a Lebanese humanitarian clown, storyteller and performer. With qualifications in performing arts from London and social therapy from New York, she has been working with different communities around the world, finding real stories and transposing them on stage or in film. Sabine co-founded Clown Me In in Lebanon and Mexico, a group using the art of … Continue reading Sabine Choucair
Layal graduated from the Lebanese University, Institute of Fine Arts-II in 2003 as an actress and received her BA in fine arts from the same institute in 2013. She has participated in several workshops such as mime with Myrna El hares, Biomechanics Aidar Zakirov, street performance with the Living Theatre, clowning with Yanna Haavisto and a … Continue reading Layal Ghanem
Sara studied Theatre at the Lebanese University. She has been involved in several theatrical projects over the past 7 years including street theatre, improvisation, and social theatre performances.She joined Clown Me In in February 2014 after going through clowning training with the group, where she created her clown alter-ego named “Ziza”. Since then she has … Continue reading Sara Berjawi
Hisham Assaad took the Clown Me In workshop in 2014 and been an active clown performer ever since with the group. Since then, he participated in all the Clown Me In Lebanon projects including street attacks and clown performances in refugee camps as part of the 2016 clown tours funded by UN-Habitat and by the … Continue reading Hisham Assaad
Samer Sarkis is a versatile young artist of 27 years of age. A qualified Interior Architect, he underwent his formal training in set design at the “Centre National de Costume de Scène et de la Scénographie en France”. Clowning is Samer’s passion, and he obtained his degree in acting from the Lebanese University. For the … Continue reading Samer Sarkis
Dima is an illustrator, clown and founder of Memory Initiative of Syrian Culture project (MISC). She joined Clown Me In (CMI) in February 2014, participating in several clown street attacks and performances until she traveled to London in September 2015 to complete her MA in Arts & Cultural Management. She rejoined CMI after returning back … Continue reading Dima Nachawi
Abir is an architect. She has been a member of Clown Me In since February 2014, participating in street interventions and festivals with the troupe. Abir does weekly Dr clown visits with the group Wile the Clown and is specialised in making cardboard stars and hearts.
Feras is an actor from Syria who has been acting for the past 12 years and has been a permanent actor/member of the Syrian artists Syndicate since 2012. He has performed in 25 theatre performances for children and adults along with professional directors including Ref’at Hadi, Bouthaina Shaya, Talal Al Hajli and Sabine Choucair. He … Continue reading Feras Hatem
Rawad is 20 years old and will graduate from the Lebanese University with a chemistry major in 2018. He has been taking drama classes since he was 9 years old. Rawad attended an improvisation workshop with Lucien Bou Rjeily in September 2016 and in Spetember 2017, participated in Clown Me In’s ‘We Must Clown’ project. … Continue reading Rawad Andraos
Fadwa is a special educator – she works with Children with special needs. She has been part of several street clown interventions. Fadwa’s goal in life is to live whole having fun.
Walid is a film and Theater graduate from the Lebanese American University and currently works as a freelance Art Director. Juggling between Media and Theatre, he has been involved in various productions and performances. Walid is also active in social work and training and has been clowning since 2009.
Gabriela has a variety of experience in theatre, circus and opera. She finished her studies at the London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA).She has a strong interest in working with marginalised communities, as much as with performers around the world. She has performed her most recent creation (Perhaps, perhaps, quizás…) at the NY Clown … Continue reading Gabriela Muñoz