Heidi Schreck is an American writer and actress from Wenatchee, Washington. Her play What the Constitution Means to Me, which she also performs in, was a finalist for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Recode's Kara Swisher talks to the creators of two new plays that intersect with tech issues: Heidi Schreck, the former star and playwright of What the Constitution Means to Me, and the writer and director of Right to Be Forgotten — Sharyn Rothstein and Seema Sueko. Schreck took the name of her play from a series of debate competitions she competed in as a teenager, but has developed a more complicated appreciation for the Constitution as an adult, and discusses how its flaws connect to her own life story. Later in the show, Rothstein and Sueko talk about the thorny political question of how permanent our communications online should be, and whether people have a "right to be forgiven" for past misdeeds.Featuring:Heidi Schreck (@heidibschreck), writer and former actor, What the Constitution Means to MeSharyn Rothstein, writer, Right to Be ForgottenSeema Sueko (@Seemasue), director, Right to Be ForgottenHosts:Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-largeMore to explore:Subscribe for free to Reset, Recode's new podcast that explores why — and how — tech is changing everything.About Recode by Vox:Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us.Follow Us:Newsletter: Recode DailyTwitter: @Recode and @voxdotcom Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Heidi Schreck, Mike Iveson, Thursday Williams, and Rosdely Ciprian from the Broadway production of What the Constitution Means to Me discuss their groundbreaking play. The play was a finalist for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Direct from its revolutionary Off-Broadway run, "WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME" has arrived on Broadway for a limited engagement. This boundary-breaking play breathes new life into our Constitution and imagines how it will shape the next generation of American women. Fifteen-year-old Heidi Schreck earned her college tuition by winning Constitutional debate competitions across the United States. Now, the Obie Award winner recalls 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. This hilarious, hopeful and ""achingly human"" (Exeunt Magazine) exploration features Schreck alongside Mike Iveson, Rosdely Ciprian and Thursday Williams and is directed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler. Visit https://constitutionbroadway.com/ for info and tickets. Moderator: Abigail Trueblood Visit http://g.co/TalksAtGoogle/ConstitutionBroadway to watch the video.
Heidi Schreck, the whip-smart playwright and star of the Broadway hit What the Constitution Means to Me, sits down with Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe and award-winning journalist Dahlia Lithwick to discuss what the Constitution means today and how the play has brought it to life. The conversation was recorded on July 28, 2019 in front of a live audience at New York's 92nd Street Y.
This week, a showdown between Congress and the Trump Administration over the refusal of Attorney General William Barr to testify before the House Judiciary Committee spurred further conversation about a “constitutional crisis.” In recent years, there has been a non-stop national debate about how the Constitution handles potential abuses of Presidential power and the relationship among the three branches of government. The Constitution is also the unlikely subject of a new play, on Broadway: “What the Constitution Means to Me,” written and performed by Heidi Schreck. Dorothy Wickenden visits Schreck backstage, at the Hayes Theatre, on Broadway, to discuss what the Constitution does and does not say about the basic rights of Americans.