Local Teen Audition: 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.”

Teen Local Performers for the role of “Debater” ONLY
March 13 – April 7, 2023 (Rehearsals)
April 7 – 22, 2023 (Performances)

Production Schedule (some flexibility available):

Mondays – Fridays: End of School (Approx 3:30 p.m.) until the end of rehearsal (No later than 8:00 p.m.). If school concludes earlier on Friday, the actor may be called earlier in the day.

Saturdays: 8 hours (with break) between the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Technical Rehearsal: (April 1 & 3), from 12 Noon to 12 Midnight with a 2-hour dinner break. If possible, actor will be released earlier than Midnight.

Opening Week (April 4 – 7): Rehearsals and Dress performances will run in the afternoon and evening. School schedules will be taken into consideration, but actors may be called for rehearsal in the afternoon. They will be released by 11:00 p.m. every evening.

Performance Schedule: (April 7 & 22): Performances will be divided among the multiple actors playing the role of “Debater” and assigned.  This includes the 2 Wednesday and 2 Saturday scheduled matinee performances.  Therefore, some flexibility in scheduling may be available.

Local Audition Date:

  • Local performers auditioning for the role of DEBATER” will be called for an in-person audition the afternoon of Friday, December 16.
  • All auditioners must sign up online for an audition time: Audition Sign-up Form Available Here

Sides: Sides available here

Audition Location:
Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre
Room 245
300 South 1400 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

We strongly encourage all auditioners to wear masks.

Cast Breakdown for What the Constitution Means to Me
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.

To play age 14-16, Female or Non-Binary, Seeking any ethnicity

Will need to have some onstage experience, whether that be in theatre or speech and debate.  Must also be willing to improvise about themselves within the confines of the show.  Multiple actors will be cast to share performances.