Local Equity Auditions — What the Constitution Means to Me



What the Constitution Means to Me

by Heidi Schreck
Directed by Karen Azenberg

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. Schreck’s timely and galvanizing play became a sensation off-Broadway before transferring to Broadway where it received two Tony Award nominations among countless other accolades. The New York Times hailed What the Constitution Means to Me as “not just the best play to open on Broadway so far this season, but also the most important.”

Actors’ Equity Association members ONLY
March 13 – April 7, 2023 (Rehearsals)
April 7 – 22, 2023 (Performances)

Rehearsals run:

Monday – Saturday: Up to eight hours daily (with a break) between the hours of 10:00AM and 8:00PM
Additional hours will be added for Technical Rehearsals beginning March 31.

LOCAL AEA Members must submit an audition video online.

This audition is for local AEA members – out of town actors may submit to our casting director Bob Cline for the New York auditions which will be held in January.

Audition Dates:

  1. Actors Equity Association members must submit an audition video online.
  2. Online auditions can ONLY be submitted from Friday, December 16 at 9:00 AM through Saturday, December 17  at 5:00 PM MT.
  3. Please use the sides (also provided below) in order to audition for a specific role.
  4. Call backs are by invitation only and will be held in person on January 2. Times: TBA

Sides: Available here

Audition Submissions: Submit audition materials here (Form will be live Friday, December 16 at 9:00 AM. Please do not request access prior to that date/time.)

Cast Breakdown for What the Constitution Means to Me

All roles listed in character breakdown below are available.
Pioneer Theatre Company is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and is seeking all races, ethnicities, body types, gender identities, actors with disabilities, and actors of all ages for roles in this production.

In reference to the character descriptions below- most characters we encounter currently are written with man/woman, he/him, or she/her pronouns and you will see that in the following descriptions. However, limiting the descriptions are, our casting seeks to be as inclusive as possible and we invite gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender and non-binary actors to submit for the roles they most identify with.

40’s, Female
Based on Heidi Schreck; a former debate champion who traveled the country in her teens giving speeches about the Constitution at American legion halls for prize money.  Engaging, dynamic, smart, passionate, and witty.  Alternates from adulthood to her 15 year old self throughout the play.

40’s, Male
Heidi’s friend; first appears as an assertive American Legionnaire monitoring the speech and debate, and a stickler for the rules/law.  He later turns into Heidi’s ally and assistant, reflective and genuine.