What the Constitution Means to Me
Performances March 14th — June 9th, 2019
The Hayes Theater
240 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
Written by Heidi Schreck
Directed by Oliver Butler
Scenic Design Rachel Hauck
Costume Design Michael Krass
Lighting Design Jen Schriever
Sound Design Sinan Zafar
Dramaturgy Sarah Lunnie
Stage Manager Terri K. Kohler
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What the Constitution Means to Me is a True Love Productions Commission.
It’s 1989 and Heidi is trying to earn enough money to go to college by giving speeches about the Constitution in American Legion Halls across the country. When she loses the first round to Becky Dobbins because her speech isn’t personal enough, she decides to go deep. Starting with her great great grandmother, a mail-order bride who died of “melancholia,” she traces the effects of a single sentence of the Ninth Amendment on generations of women in her family – and on the violent men they married.
Presented at New York Theatre Workshop, November 27th — December 30th, 2018.
Presented in co-production with Clubbed Thumb, June 21st — July 1, 2017.