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Map of my Kingdom Information

Map of My Kingdom by Mary Swander Contact Information: Mary Swander 319-683-2613   “These stories are moving and engaging and remind us that we all share responsibility for the health of the land while we are here.  Easy to mount, accessible and timely, Swander’s play is a catalyst to help audience members address issues of land transfer productively.  This is art serving its purpose in a meaningful way.”  — Susan Wolverton – Professor of Theatre, Coe College     …

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Farm-to-Fork Tales Information

Mary Swander, Playwright (319) 683-2613 Janine Calsbeek, Touring Director (712) 707-2910 or (712) 441-6094 Farm-to-Fork Tales An evening of stories with YOU as the teller! An eighty-year old conventional corn and bean grower who has lived on the same century farm his whole life tells the tale of how his ancestors managed the land years ago. A young woman tells of the decisions she makes to prepare foods within her own ethnic tradition. A middle-aged farmer tells of …

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Vang Information and Bookings

Contact Information: For Bookings Contact: Mary Swander 319-683-2613   Touring Production of VANG:  A Drama about Recent Immigrant Farmers  For any sensitive soul, it is not possible to be a witness to this play and not to be changed by it, not be moved by the gut-wrenching experiences of these recent refugees and immigrants. We applaud their ability to survive the horrific and find solace in their farms and gardens.    Dr. Judith A. Conlin, Executive Director, Iowa International Center A Hmong …

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