Award-winning writer and performer Heidi Schreck’s critically acclaimed play What the Constitution Means to Me thrilled audiences in sold out, extended runs on Broadway and elsewhere. How did she shape constitutional debates and personal history into Broadway material? Find out in this illuminating conversation on crafting stories for the stage with Schreck and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel (Indecent, How I Learned to Drive).
Presented in partnership with Theatre Communications Group.
What the Constitution Means to Me
By Heidi Schreck
Published by Theatre Communications Group
When she was fifteen years old, Heidi Schreck earned money for her college tuition by giving speeches about the U.S. Constitution. Decades later, she traces the effect this document has had on four generations of women in her family. Deftly examining how the United States’ founding principles are inextricably linked with our personal lives, Schreck also explores the ways in which their misuse has engendered violence and inherited trauma. With passion and wit, this galvanizing new play acknowledges the ways in which our Constitution has failed us while simultaneously offering hope that we may yet steer ourselves toward a better future.