Last week I found a website called www.thxthxthx.com , where Leah Dieterich offers longhand shows of appreciation for situations one normally doesn’t note…
Some of her notes made me laugh so hard… and I was so curious, I couldn’t stop reading her… (thanking the fridge, the muscle, the blue gas stove flame, the booze, the tatoo etc…)
Only then I realized….that Clown Me In ( Gaby and myself) and before even thinking about thanking random things in life…we never thanked all the “behind the scene” friends who have been helping us since we have started!
So here you go,
Christian Irles… the poor guy who had to bare our stupidity when making the blog
Pascale Chehade whom I just sent a clown me in proposal paper and asked her to make it look better… she not only did that, but also the logo, the designs, some of the posters and the completion certificate.
Valentina Munoz who is offering us great costumes
Gabriela Frias who offered all her miles to Gaby
Farah Kassem who’s taking the beautiful pictures and videos ( the bad ones are taken by us)
Cynthia Choucair who’s always present
Elie Abou jawdeh the quickest poster design
Wissam Chidiak one poster and technical godaddy and google mail adjustments
Ailin Conant who spent one month with us creating in Mexico
William Choukeir for a specific full of ideas e-mail he sent me
David Habchy who has this great talent in coming up with whatever I need… whenever I want
The Indian embassy who gave Gaby a visa in no time
The Mexican embassy who gave me a visa in 1 day (as I forgot to make one before leaving)
The brick theatre in NY, Berenice Gonzales who supported Gaby a lot
all the organizations and theatre companies we worked with....
And finally our families (moms, dads, sisters, brothers ) who just love and embrace our craziness
All our friends who were and still are such a great support
We thank you for believing in us and making our lives easier …
did i forget anyone???? ooooooops
Flower was strictly objecting on the wedding today at TedxBeirut...
and actually Flower doesn't know why they called it a wedding...
and Sabine's clown Flower.... objected... as obviously...
TedxBeirut would be only HERS :)
Ok...She had to kiss some guys from time to time ( out of depression ) and to look for the bride to be, among the girls!!!!!!
Below are some pictures from a Clown Me In workshop held with the employees of IECD
( Institut Européen de Coopération et de Développement - Délégation Proche Orient) in lebanon
As a start, it was the first time i would play with people in French...
was so worried to the point where i had to look for all the technical words and study them before the group got to the workshop space :) ...
well it wasn't as dramatic as i am picturing it here.
It was quite interesting to get the group in the game, after a long day of work!!! but once there... the fun began!
The only problem was the couches i have...as they were so comfortable...and inviting people constantly to take a nap
even Louise's baby looked so comfortable!!!!
i will leave you with the pictures now so you can imagine the rest of the story...
Merci les IECD :)
Salhieh – Saida – South of Lebanon…
A school for children with special need… newly built, the smell of paint is still filling the place, endless empty rooms prepared nicely and neatly and waiting for the kids to come on the 13th of October….
So much echo that one only needs to whisper in order for the whole school to vibrate…
Now add to that, 30 educators, 31 laughter per second and imagine how it was like when spending 2 days there, clowning around!
I do not need to meet the kids or see the educators working with them to know that the atmosphere is relaxed, the love is out there and everybody enjoys it…. it’s a marvelous needed school in Lebanon, I would even say … one of a kind !!!!!
with open, creative, loving team, that I had the chance to clown with.
Pictures say it all…
hopefully as much as we enjoyed!