Patch’s Invitation letter to Morocco


Great News! An old dream comes true again! 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. After much hard work from Masha and many years waiting for our opportunity, we were able to hold our first Morocco Clown Tour four years ago. This trip will now be our third time leading a group there and our first time offering a two day visit to the desert before the trip (April 27-29).


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. No whining allowed!

As always, I encourage folks to read some literature, history, culture of Morocco and have some understanding of the Muslim faith (which is included below). Adult women must cover most skin – not above the neck and lower arms. Later on the trip organizers will provide you with some good tips of what is and isn’t culturally appropriate.

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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”

See you in Morocco!

In peace,



Patch Adams MD & Gesundheit Institute, P.O. Box 307, Urbana, IL 61803

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