New York Theatre Workshop announces cast of What the Constitution Means to Me

Heidi Schreck's What the Constitution Means to Me begins performances off-Broadway on September 12, 2018.

Heidi Schreck & Oliver Butler

New York Theatre Workshop has announced complete casting for its upcoming production of What the Constitution Means to Me, written by two-time Obie Award winner Heidi Schreck and directed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler, kicking off the company's 2018-2019 off-Broadway season.

Joining playwright Heidi Schreck herself on stage will be Mike Iveson and New York City high school students Rosdely Ciprian and Thursday Williams.

Synopsis: "Fifteen-year-old Heidi Schreck put herself through college by giving speeches about the U.S. Constitution. Now, the Obie Award winner resurrects her teenage self in order to trace the document's profound impact on women's bodies—starting with her great-great-grandmother, a mail-order bride who died under mysterious circumstances. This witty and searingly personal exploration breathes new life into our founding document and imagines how it will shape the next generation of American women."

Heidi Schreck made her off-Broadway acting debut for Playwrights Horizons in the 2009 production of Annie Baker's Circle Mirror Transformation, receiving a Theatre World Award and a Drama Desk Award for "Outstanding Ensemble Performance", and has since appeared for Roundabout Theatre Company in The Language Archive (2010), again for Playwrights Horizons in How the World Began (2011-12), for Manhattan Theatre Club in The Madrid (2013) and the Public's "Shakespeare in the Park" 2013 production of The Comedy of Errors. She made her off-Broadway playwriting debut with Grand Concourse at Playwrights Horizons in 2014.

Mike Iveson has previously appeared in the New York Theatre Workshop productions of Fondly, Collette Richland (2015), also composing original music for the piece, The Select (The Sun Also Rises) in 2011, and The Sound and the Fury (April Seventh, 1928) in 2008. He has also appeared regularly at the Public Theater, including appearances in Measure for Measure (2017), Plenty (2016), The Sound and the Fury (2015), Arguendo (2013), and Gatz in 2010 and 2012.

The creative team behind What the Constitution Means to Me features scenic design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Michael Krass, lighting design by Jen Schriever, and sound design by Sinan Zafar. Sarah Lunnie serves as dramaturg for the production.

(Photo courtesy of New York Theatre Workshop)