From Broadway to Prime Video: Heidi Schreck Talks What The Constitution Means For Women and People of Color
- Category: Interviews
- Published: Wednesday, 04 November 2020 17:51
- Written by Lupe R Haas
Heidi Schreck brings her Tony Award-winning Broadway play, "What the Constitution Means to Me" to Amazon Prime Video. While we were taught that "all men are created equal" under the Constitution, a closer look at the document reveals women and people of color don't have equal rights. CineMovie talks to Heidi about her eye-opening show and what the Amy Coney Barrett appointment to the Supreme Court means for America.
"What the Constitution Means to Me" should be required viewing (now on Amazon Prime Video) for everyone to educate themselves about the American Constitution, especially in light of the new associate justice who leans conservative and considers herself an originalist. An originalist interprets the document as the framers intended without regard to the changing times. She describes the Constitution as a negative document in that it only considers the rights of white men who own properties including slaves. Listen to what she has to say about how that affects women and people of color.
More about "What the Constitution Means to Me"
Fifteen-year-old Heidi Schreck earned her college tuition by winning Constitutional debate competitions across the United States. In this hilarious, hopeful, and achingly human show Heidi resurrects her teenage self in order to trace the profound relationship between four generations of women and the founding document that shaped their lives.
What the Constitution Means to Me was named a Pulitzer Prize finalist and won the Obie Award and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best American Play. Schreck also received two Tony Award nominations for What the Constitution Means to Me for Best Play and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play, and received the 2019 Benjamin Hadley Danks Award from the Academy of Arts and Letters. Directed for the stage by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler, What the Constitution Means to Me also features Mike Iveson, Rosdely Ciprian, and Thursday W