What the Constitution Means to Me
Paperback, 120 pages ISBN: 9781559369640Publication Date:
22 Apr 2021
Size: 215mm x 135mm£15.99
First Staged:
New York Theatre Workshop, 2018; Broadway, 2019

What the Constitution Means to Me

By Heidi Schreck

Paperback £15.99

When she was fifteen years old, Heidi Schreck started travelling 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.

What the Constitution Means to Me received its Off-Broadway premiere at New York Theatre Workshop in the autumn of 2018. This production transferred to Broadway at the Helen Hayes Theater in the spring of 2019. The play was a finalist for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Press Quotes

'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'

New York 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'

American Theatre

'A wildfire! Something every citizen must see. Heidi Schreck's play has tears on its cheeks and the torch of liberty in its fist'

Time Out New York

'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'

Nation
Paperback, 120 pages ISBN: 9781559369640Publication Date:
22 Apr 2021
Size: 215mm x 135mm£15.99
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