The New York Theatre Workshop production of Heidi Schreck’s What the Constitution Means to Me, which wrapped up its extended and acclaimed run at the Off-Broadway theatre November 4, will transfer November 27 to the Greenwich House Theater, where it will continue through December 30.
Tickets for the encore engagement are now available here.
What the Constitution Means to Me is written and performed by Schreck with direction by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler. Mike Iveson and New York City high school students Rosdely Ciprian and Thursday Williams complete the cast; they will also join the show for its encore run at the Greenwich House Theater.
“Using her supreme gifts for storytelling and performance, Heidi has crafted something that goes beyond theatricality. She has created a place for civic discourse and has energized audiences to engage their own democracy. The alchemy occurring on the NYTW stage is unlike anything we’ve seen before, and that’s why we felt the need to do everything possible to extend the life of this sui generis production,” said NYTW Artistic Director James C. Nicola.
Fifteen-year-old Schreck put herself through college by giving speeches about the U.S. Constitution. In her play, she traces the effects of this founding document on generations of women, including many in her family—starting with her great-great-grandmother, a mail-order bride from Germany who died of melancholia.
What the Constitution Means to Me began previews at NYTW September 12, following an acclaimed debut at Clubbed Thumb’s Summerworks Festival in 2017.
What the Constitution Means to Me features scenic design by Rachel Hauck (Hadestown), costume design by Michael Krass (Hadestown), lighting design by Jen Schriever (Eclipsed), and sound design by Sinan Zafar (Hamlet). Dramaturgy is by Sarah Lunnie (literary director, Playwrights Horizons). Terri K. Kohler (The House that Will Not Stand) serves as stage manager; for the Greenwich House extension, Noah Silva (Othello) will serve as stage manager.