Photo of Heidi Schreck by Joan Marcus.
The original Broadway cast of What the Constitution Means To Me will reunite for a benefit reading, with all proceeds from the event benefitting the National Network of Abortion Funds.
The one-night only event will take place June 9 at The Great Hall at Cooper Union in New York City. Tickets are available now at NYTW.org, ranging in price from $29 – $1,004.
Directed by Oliver Butler, the reading will feature the entire original Broadway cast: Heidi Schreck, Mike Iveson, Rosdely Ciprian and Thursday Williams.
The benefit reading is produced by Matt Ross, Diana DiMenna, Aaron Glick, Heidi Schreck, Oliver Butler, and New York Theatre Workshop.
Playwright Heidi Schreck‘s boundary-breaking play breathes new life into our Constitution and imagines how it will shape the next generation of Americans. Fifteen year old Heidi earned her college tuition by winning Constitutional debate competitions across the United States. In this hilarious, hopeful, and achingly human new play, she resurrects her teenage self in order to trace the profound relationship between four generations of women and the founding document that shaped their lives.
Schreck’s timely and galvanizing play became a sensation off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop in 2018 before transferring to Broadway in 2019 and receiving two Tony Award nominations, among countless other accolades. It was later filmed and released on Amazon Prime. The Broadway Blog praised the work as “redefining what a play can be.”
The National Network of Abortion Funds builds power with members to remove financial and logistical barriers to abortion access by centering people who have abortions and organizing at the intersections of racial, economic, and reproductive justice.
For over 150 years, The Great Hall has been New York’s epicenter of public debate and political discourse and eight US Presidents have spoken from the hall’s famed “Lincoln Lectern,” beginning with President Lincoln himself.