Join Patch Adams in Morocco April 2014

Great News! An old dream comes true. My closest friend in Russia, Marina Schusterman, who has joined us for 20 years on our annual Russian clown trip, has a daughter, Masha, who was a young child when we met. Masha fell in love many years ago with Simone, who is from Morocco and lived in St. Petersburg. All these years, we've spoken about a clown trip to Morocco. Several years ago, with their two children, Karim and Sofia, they moved back. Masha has worked hard and set up this program, and suggested the price of $1,250 for the trip plus cost of 5 staff (Patch, Ginevra, Lars, Simo, and Masha). I will bring Marina as guest staff. This, plus the cost of the bus, adds up to a total of $1,800 per person (plus airfare).

Set your own ticket or use our travel master, Trish Shea:
Phone: (325) 343 - 7738         Email: trishshea@earthlink.net
 
We'd like 25 clowns for this trip. Here comes fun!
 
Our bus tour 1973-74, of eleven months in Europe, North Africa and Russia gave us two months in Morocco. A new Canadian friend, Chris Chanter, met us with "Foz" in the campground of Marakesh and they hitchhiked with us for the next seven months. Two of these people who were on that trip, Dave and Chris, were with us for one week in the Syrian Refugee Camps in mid-October, 2013. Where's my camel costume? I actually made one 40 years ago as a two-person animal. I never really caught on then. Probably would now. It's in West Virginia storage.
 
No clowning experience is required - be covered in clown garb, and if you are loving, you will love it!. It is a study of up-close care, compassion, improvisations, play, group dynamics in a context of happy, funny, loving, cooperative, creative and thoughtful. Not a trip for whiners!
 
As always, I encourage folk to read some literature, history, culture of Morocco and have some understanding of the Muslim faith. Adult women must cover most skin - not above the neck and lower arms. I'll ask Masha and Simone to give do's and don'ts and maybes.
 
Contact Ginevra for general informations : gin@patchadams.org
 
To reserve a space and start your registration, fill out this electronic form: REGISTRATION FORM ⇒
 
Contact Masha for informations about programme in Morocco: Mariagen100@hotmail.com
 
Clown Instruction:

  1. Think outrageous! Very different than normal, playful, magic costumes and props
  2. Practice Smiling with mouth and eyes at all times!
  3. For one week, wear underwear (tighty whities) on your head everywhere you go. Say a doctor prescribed it for you...for wellness exploration.

"The struggle of maturity is to recapture the seriousness of a child at play"
---Nietzsche

 
See you in Morocco!
 
In peace,