What the Constitution Means to Me

Heidi Schreck is a two-time Obie Award winner, writer and performer living in Brooklyn. Her play Grand Concourse was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and winner of the Stacey Mindich Lilly Award. Other plays, including CreatureThere Are No More Big Secrets and The Consultant, have been produced by Berkeley Rep, Long Wharf, Page73, Seattle Public Theatre, New Georges, Rattlestick, and more. Heidi has commissions from Atlantic Theatre Company, Manhattan Theatre Club, and South Coast Repertory and has been a writing fellow with the Clare Tow Foundation, Soho Rep and Sundance Theatre Lab. Heidi’s television writing includes “I Love Dick,” “Billions” and “Nurse Jackie.” She is developing a TV series with Amazon based on Patricia Lockwood’s Priestdaddy.


Her 2017 piece, What the Constitution Means to Me, directed by Oliver Butler, is a personal reflection about the United States Constitution. She resurrects her younger self and engages in debates about the Constitution, noting that the word “woman” is not mentioned, and traces the profound relationship between four generations of women in her own family and the founding document that dictated their rights and citizenship. This play is described by the New York Times as “The Best and Most Important New Play of the Season”.

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