What the Constitution Means To Me

DATES Mar. 6 - Mar. 24

RUN TIME Approximately 1hr 30 min with no intermission

PRICE $20-$67

PLAYWRIGHT Heidi Schreck

DIRECTOR Todd Brian Backus

What the Constitution Means To Me

In this thrilling tour-de-force Heidi Schreck grapples with the Constitution, Roe v. Wade, and what it means to be a woman in America. Told through the lens of her teenage years as a Constitutional Debater, Heidi takes us through our nation’s highs and lows and ultimately delivers a hopeful message, “We all belong in the preamble.” Funny, thought-provoking, and heartwarming, this explosive piece culminates in a live debate to be judged by the audience: should we keep our centuries-old constitution, or start fresh?

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Special Dates
  • Industry Night
    Wed, Mar 13, 7:30pm
  • Sat, Mar 23, 3:30pm
Stuck in town due to the weather with nothing to do? Why not Snow shoe, sled, ski or walk over to Portland Stage for the 3:30 pm performance. All seats available as Pay-What-You-Can.
  • Artistic Perspective
    Sun, Mar 10, 3:45pm
  • Curtain Call
    Sun, Mar 17, 3:45pm

Heidi Schreck is a writer and performer living in Brooklyn. Her critically acclaimed, award-winning 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 sold-out runs at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., as well as at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, and will continue its national tour when safe to do so. Schreck’s other plays Grand Concourse, Creature, and There Are No More Big Secrets have been produced all over the country and she has worked as a stage actor in NYC for almost 20 years. Her screenwriting credits include I Love Dick, Billions, Nurse Jackie and shows in development with Amazon Studios, Big Beach, Imagine Television and A24. As both an actor and writer 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. She was named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business in 2019 and was featured on Variety’s 2019 Broadway Impact List. Schreck was awarded Smithsonian magazine’s 2019 American Ingenuity Award for her work in the Performing Arts.

Heidi Abigail Killeen *

The Legionnaire Matthew Delamater *

* Member, Actor Equity Association

The Debaters

Lily Marie Jessen – Mar 6, 7:30 · Mar 9, 3:30 · Mar 16, 8:00 · Mar 21, 2:00 · Mar 22, 7:30

Vagni Das - Mar 7, 7:30 · Mar 10, 2:00 · Mar 14, 7:30

Evangeline Cambria - Mar 8, 7:30 · Mar 16, 3:30 · Mar 17, 2:00 · Mar 24, 2:00

Paige Scala - Mar 13, 7:30 · Mar 15, 7:30 · Mar 21, 7:30

Lyra Legawiec - Mar 20, 7:30 · Mar 23, 3:30 · Mar 23, 8:00

Director Todd Brian Backus

Scenic Designer Anita Stewart **

Costume Designer Savannah Irish

Lighting Designer Mary Lana Rice

Sound Designer Seth Asa Sengel

Stage Manager Meg Lydon *

** Member, United Scenic Artists