Heidi Schreck in What the Constitution Means to Me

What the Constitution Means to Me extends at New York Theatre Workshop

Heidi Schreck's What the Constitution Means to Me will play its final performance at New York Theatre Workshop on October 28, 2018.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Ahead of tonight's official opening off-Broadway, New York Theatre Workshop has announced a 1-week extension for its current 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, which began performances on September 12 and will now run through to October 28, 2018 (instead of October 21).

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."

The cast includes playwright Heidi Schreck, alongside Mike Iveson and New York City high school students Rosdely Ciprian and Thursday Williams.

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.

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 by Joan Marcus)

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