"Puddin' and the Grumble" by Becky Boesen and David von Kampen and the Grumble Project
Mayor’s Choice Award
About Becky and David
Becky Boesen (playwright) and David von Kampen (composer) are a musical theatre writing team based in Lincoln, Nebraska. In 2015, they were commissioned by the Lied Center for Performing Arts to write Puddin’ and the Grumble to help shed light on issues surrounding hunger and poverty in our own community. They are forever grateful to the Lied Center, the Food Bank of Lincoln, and the Lincoln Community Foundation for their support of this work. A second production of Puddin’ and the Grumble was staged at the University of Central Florida at Orlando in February 2017. Boesen and von Kampen hope to continue to push forward a model with Puddin’ and the Grumble that fosters collaborations between theatres and food banks to help end child hunger. Thank you especially to co-creator and producer Petra Wahlqvist, and to the awesome students and staff at Clinton Elementary School for helping inspire the journey!