The Foundation is pleased to offer our grantees the opportunity to share information about their grant on our website.  We hope it will offer the public increased visibility for your work.

Terms and Conditions. This form is intended for those who have received a Puffin Foundation grant.  By filling out this form, you will be requesting Puffin to post information about your granted project on our web site.  Please fill out the form carefully.  It includes the option to provide an email address for the public to contact you, as well as providing an email address for the Foundation to use internally that would not be made public.  Note that if you include personally identifiable information in your public content, it can be used and viewed by others.   We are not responsible for the information you choose to include in public content.  The Foundation reserves the right to edit any submissions for size and appropriate content.  If you wish to give photo, audio or video credit for submissions, such credit should be included in your text under the description of your project.

Share/Save/Bookmark

DRIVING THE BODY BACK

Swanderwoman Productions
Year Grant Awarded 2012

Email > karanbenton@Gmail.com
State > IA Zip Code > 50010
Website >

Swanderwoman Productions has embarked upon a tour of small community libraries throughout Iowa (and further in the coming year) with its offering of DRIVING THE BODY BACK, a staging of Iowa Poet Laureate Mary Swander's autobiographical narrative about her Irish American family history. With the support of the Puffin Foundation and Humanities Iowa, five libraries of communities with populations of 1500 and under were able to have this performance, already critically acclaimed throughout the midwest.
Staged and performed by actor, Karan Founds-Benton, this production uses a chair, a wash of light and a box of photographs to bring forth nine family characterizations in a profound expression of filial love and solidarity. From pioneers to bootleggers to tenders of dogs and the tender hearted, life, death and family love are explored. Swanderwoman productions seeks to further the success of this current tour to libraries and theaters across the US. Interested persons in support a tour or having a performance can contact the e-mail address karanbenton@Gmail.com or the Poet Mary Swander at www.maryswander.com.