What the Constitution Means to me

June 26 - July 6, 2024 in alternating rep

Broadway's most timely new Play

Fifteen-year-old Heidi earned her college tuition by winning Constitutional debate competitions across the U.S. In this hilarious, hopeful, and achingly human new play, she resurrects her teenage self to trace the profound relationship between four generations of women and the founding document that shaped their lives. Pulitzer Prize finalist and a Tony Award nominee, Schreck’s timely and boundary-breaking show breathes new life into our Constitution and imagines how it will shape the next generation of Americans.

“Endearingly funny and deeply affecting"
- The Washington Post

“Uproariously funny, wrenchingly moving, critically challenging and politically inspiring.”
– The New York Review of Books

Book by Heidi Schreck

What the Constitution Means to Me is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

Contains mentions of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking and discussions of abortion and its stigmatization. Recommended for ages 12+.

Run Time: 90 minutes with NO intermission.

Group rates available! Contact [email protected] for more information.


Wednesday, June 26 at 7:30 PM

Thursday, June 27 at 2 PM

Thursday, June 27 at 7:30 PM

Friday, June 28 at 7:30 PM


Monday, July 1 at 7:30 PM

Saturday, July 6 at 2 PM

Saturday, July 6 at 7:30 PM

Special events

Wednesday, June 26 | Opening Night Reception: Mingle with the cast and creative team immediately following opening night at this intimate ticketed event. Reception includes a glass of champagne and drink specials.

Thursday, June 27 – 7:30 PM | Pride Night: What does the Constitution Mean to You? Join us for this Pride Night performance featuring a post show Q&A with the cast, specially priced tickets, and drink specials.



Kelly Strandemo*


Other roles this season:
BEAUTIFUL (Genie Klein)



Other roles this season:
BEAUTIFUL (Nick/Righteous Brother)



Other roles this season: NORTH COUNTRY SHAKES (Cast)

Claudia Canuto

Claudia Canuto

Other roles this season: NORTH COUNTRY SHAKES (Cast)


Ethan Paulini (he/him)


In addition to being the Producing Artistic Director of the Weathervane Theatre, Ethan served as the Associate Artist Director of New York City’s Out of the Box Theatrics. He has national credits as a director, choreographer, actor, writer, and educator. Proud member of Society of Directors and Choreographers (SDC) and Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Actors (SAG/AFTRA) and a member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA). More info at ethanpaulini.com and ethancoaches.com.

Heidi Schreck

Heidi Schreck is a writer and performer living in Brooklyn. Her critically-acclaimed play What the Constitution Means to Me played an extended, sold-out run on Broadway in 2019, and was nominated for two Tony Awards. It had subsequent runs at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., the Mark Taper Forum, the Guthrie, Seattle Repertory Theatre and the McCarter Theatre, as well as theatres in Houston, Miami, Omaha, Nashville, Charlotte and Chicago. A filmed version of the play premiered on Amazon Prime Video, and was nominated for a Critics Choice Award, a PGA Award and DGA Award. What the Constitution Means to Me was named Best of the Year by The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, Time Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, The New Yorker and more. Schreck’s other plays Grand ConcourseCreature, and There Are No More Big Secrets have also been produced in NYC and all over the country. Screenwriting credits include I Love Dick, Billions, Nurse Jackie, Dispatches from Elsewhere and shows in development with Amazon Studios, Plan B and A24. She is the recipient of three Obie Awards, a Drama Desk Award and a Theatre World Award, as well as the Horton Foote Playwriting Award and the Hull-Warriner Award from the Dramatists Guild. Schreck was awarded Smithsonian Magazine’s 2019 American Ingenuity Award, for her work in the Performing Arts.

Concord Theatricals

Concord Theatricals is the world’s most significant theatrical company, comprising the catalogs of R&H Theatricals, Samuel French, Tams-Witmark and The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection, plus dozens of new signings each year. Our unparalleled roster includes the work of Irving Berlin, Agatha Christie, George & Ira Gershwin, Marvin Hamlisch, Lorraine Hansberry, Kander & Ebb, Kitt & Yorkey, Ken Ludwig, Marlow & Moss, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anaïs Mitchell, Dominique Morisseau, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Thornton Wilder and August Wilson.

With offices in New York, London, and Berlin, Concord Theatricals is the only firm providing truly comprehensive services to the creators and producers of plays and musicals, including theatrical licensing, music publishing, script publishing, cast recording, and first-class production.


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