The Great Hall at Cooper Union hosts a benefit reading of What the Constitution Means to Me at 8 PM June 9. Starring Heidi Schreck and other members of the work's original Broadway cast, the evening will help support National Network of Abortion Funds' mission to remove financial and logistical barriers to abortion access.
Oliver Butler will direct the cast, comprising Schreck, Mike Iveson, Rosdely Ciprian, and Thursday Williams. Schreck’s play, which imagines how the Constitution will shape America's next generation, follows Schreck's teenage self as it explores the relationship between four generations of women affected by one of America's foundational documents.
Schreck's Tony Award–nominated and Pulitzer Prize finalist play originally opened Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop in 2018, and subsequently transferred to Broadway in 2019. Since its Broadway run, What the Constitution Means to Me has gone on a national tour and a streaming version of Schreck's Broadway performance released on Amazon Prime. It was commissioned by True Love Productions.
The reading also partnered with TodayTix to offer a limited number of tickets via lottery for the special event.
For tickets and more information, visit NYTW.org.