Watch the Trailer for the What the Constitution Means to Me Film
Heidi Schreck's play was captured live at the Helen Hayes Theater.
Amazon Prime Video has released the trailer for Heidi Schreck's Tony-nominated What the Constitution Means to Me, coming to the site on October 16. Watch below:
The stage production was filmed live at the Helen Hayes Theater during the final week of its Broadway run, captured by director Marielle Heller (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood).
What the Constitution Means to Me is described as follows: "Fifteen-year-old Heidi Schreck earned her college tuition money by winning Constitutional debate competitions across the United States. In her boundary-breaking new play, the Obie Award winner resurrects her teenage self in order to trace the profound relationship between four generations of women in her own family and the founding document that dictated their rights and citizenship."
Directed by Oliver Butler, the cast of What the Constitution Means to Me includes Schreck, Mike Iveson (Gatz), and New York City high school students Rosdely Ciprian and Thursday Williams, all in their Broadway debuts. Ben Beckley understudied Iveson.
What the Constitution Means to Me was commissioned by True Love Productions and had its off-Broadway premiere via Clubbed Thumb in 2017. It ran at New York City at New York Theatre Workshop in fall 2018. The production extended twice before NYTW transferred the production to the Greenwich House Theater. The play went on to become a 2019 Pulitzer Prize finalist for Drama, and the Broadway mounting earned two Tony Award nominations, including Best Play and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Schreck).