“BEST PLAY OF THE YEAR”
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“Funny, beguiling, and emotionally vivid… Part of Constitution’s genius is that it provokes even as it heartens: By inviting a live audience to confront, together, the limitations of the liberties the Constitution protects, it asks us to participate in a democratic act of historical self-reckoning.” —Alisa Solomon, Nation
“A wildfire! Something every citizen must see. Heidi Schreck’s play has tears on its cheeks and the torch of liberty in its fist.” —Helen Shaw, Time Out New York
“A deeply personal tour de force.” —Ashley Lee, Los Angeles Times
“What the Constitution Means to Me is redefining what political theater can be: Something that is not polemic or didactic, but personal and urgent.” —Diep Tran, American Theatre
“Brilliantly digressive, insistently personal. What the Constitution Means to Me is both winsome love letter to and worried critique of one of the nation's founding documents.” —Laura Collins-Hughes, New York Times
When she was fifteen years old, Heidi Schreck started traveling the country, taking part in constitutional debates to earn money for her college tuition. Decades later, in What the Constitution Means to Me, she traces the effect that the Constitution 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.
Heidi Schreck is a writer and performer. Her other plays include Grand Concourse and Creature. Heidi’s television writing credits include Billions, Nurse Jackie, and I Love Dick. What the Constitution Means to Me was a Pulitzer Prize finalist and nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play.