Theater Up Close What the Constitution Means to Me

Presented by City Theatre and Adrienne Arsht Center

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December 1 – 18, 2022


Carnival Studio Theater

Run Time

90 minutes

Parental Guide

Ages 14+

What the Constitution Means to Me
A Southeastern Premiere
By Heidi Schreck
Directed by Margaret M. Ledford

Playwright Heidi Schreck’s boundary-breaking play breathes new life into our Constitution and imagines how it will shape the next generation of Americans. Fifteen-year-old Heidi earned her college tuition by winning constitutional debate competitions across the United States. In this hilarious, hopeful and achingly human new play, she resurrects her teenage self in order to trace the profound relationship between four generations of women and the founding document that shaped their lives.


After each Friday performance, audiences are invited to a 30-minute post-show discussion on themes explored in the play. Host Deborah Magdalena joins two guests each night for lively conversation connecting the community to the show.

Post-show Talkback Schedule:

December 2

Damaris Del Valle, Deputy Chief of Felonies, Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney, Law Offices of the Public Defender, Carlos J. Martinez

Carmen Maria Vizcaino, Esq., Wahid Vizcaino Geller, L.L.P., Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys-Miami


December 9

Diana C. Mendez, Esq., President of Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers

Michele Samaroo, Esq., President of The Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association


December 16

Christopher Demos-Brown, Esq., Playwright and Partner, Beasley, Demos & Brown, LLC 

Osvaldo Garcia, Esq., Co-Chair Miami-Dade Urban Debate League, Executive Director, Wealth Advisor, J.P. Morgan Private Bank  


Friday performances, including the post-show talkback, will be presented with American Sign Language interpretation with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

To request materials in accessible format, and/or any other accommodation, please contact Gladys Ramirez at 305.755.9401 or via email at five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service). 


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

Note: This production includes mature content and strong language.


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“Not just the best play to open on Broadway so far this season, but also the most important.”

The New York Times

 “Endearingly funny and deeply affecting ... It would be hard to identify a work for the theater with its finger more on the pulse of America right now.”

The Washington Post


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