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Approximate Run Time: One hour and 30 minutes with no intermission.
Content warning: What the Constitution Means to Me contains mentions of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and discussions of abortion and its stigmatization.
Following a smash run on Broadway, Heidi Schreck’s timely, hilarious and deeply felt play breathes new life into our country’s most important document. Fifteen-year-old Heidi Schreck paid her college tuition by speaking in debate competitions across the country; now older, she tells the story of four generations of extraordinary women in her family whose lives were shaped by the Constitution. The New York Times hails it as the “best and most important new play of the season.” And Time Out New York says it’s “something every citizen must see.” Acclaimed original director Oliver Butler returns to helm this production.
Masked Matinees & Masks-Encouraged Evenings
In recognition of fluctuating trends in COVID transmission and varying levels of comfort among our patrons, The Huntington is continuing to offer two different masking experiences for The Art of Burning.
“Masked Matinees” – Masks are required inside the theater unless actively eating/drinking concessions. Masks remain optional in the restrooms and lobbies.
Matinees were chosen in order to offer multiple masked-experiences per week, some weekdays and some weekends.
Masks-Encouraged Evenings – Masks are encouraged but not required.
Anyone who feels uncomfortable can ask the House Manager about alternative options which may include:
• a better quality mask
• a new seat further distanced from other patrons
• re-scheduling for a different performance, such as a “masked matinee”
• a shift to the at-home Digital Streaming option.
Any patron interested in attending a different performance will be able to exchange their tickets by contacting our ticketing services staff.
IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING ANY COVID SYMPTOMS, STAY HOME.
Tickets for most Huntington productions through June 2023 come with digital insurance, and any ticketholders who would rather not see a performance in person for any reason can easily exchange their in-person tickets for a home viewing opportunity of a specially recorded version of the play, if available. Digital Insurance is currently available for The Art of Burning, K-I-S-S-I-N-G and Joy & Pandemic.
These COVID policies will be in place through February 13, 2023, and we will continue to evaluate and update these policies as the situation evolves. For the most up-to-date information on our health and safety policies and season shows, please visit this page. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
Cast and Crew
Heidi Schreck is a playwright, screenwriter and performer living in Brooklyn. Her most recent play What the Constitution Means to Me was named a Pulitzer Prize finalist and won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best American Play.
Oliver Butler (Director). He/him. Broadway: What the Constitution Means to Me. Co-Artistic Director of The Debate Society: The Light Years (Playwrights Horizons), Jacuzzi (Ars Nova), Blood Play (Bushwick Starr), Buddy Cop 2 (Ontological), Cape Disappointment (P.S. 122), You’re Welcome, The Eaten Heart, The Snow Hen, A Thought About Raya.
Cassie Beck (Heidi). She/her. Beck plays series regular Courtney Thacker on the anticipated upcoming series reboot of “I Know What You Did Last Summer” for Amazon Prime. Broadway credits include the recent revival of The Rose Tattoo, original cast member of The Humans (Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, LA/London), Picnic and The Norman Conquests.
Understudy for Gabriel Marin
Nat DeWolf (Understudy for Gabriel Marin). He/him. Nat is thrilled to be a part of this amazing company. New York Theater credits include Take Me Out (Broadway and NYPT), Antlia Phnematica and Betty’s Summer Vacation (Playwrights Horizons).
Understudy for Cassie Beck
Jessica Savage (Understudy for Cassie Beck). She/her. Jessica has performed on stages in New York and throughout the country including: Manhattan Theatre Club, The Alley Theatre, Contemporary Arts Theater Festival, Vampire Cowboys, Barrington Stage, etc.
Emilyn Toffler (Performer). They/he. Tour Debut! Toffler is an actor/debater from Los Angeles. They are thrilled to be a part of What the Constitution Means to Me! Favorite credits include school plays such as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Polonius), Twelve Angry Jurors (Juror 4), Guys and Dolls (Benny), Shrek the Musical (Shrek) and Into the Woods (The Baker).
Michael Krass (Costume Design). Broadway: Tony nominations for Hadestown, Noises Off, Machinal, and The Constant Wife, plus Charlie Brown, Twelve Angry Men, Heisenberg, and new plays by Joe DiPietro, Stephen Belber, Nicky Silver, and Elaine May.
Jen Schriever The Huntington: Hurricane Diane. Broadway: A Strange Loop(Tony Nomination); Death of a Salesman; 1776; Birthday Candles; Lackawanna Blues; Grand Horizons; What the Constitution Means to Me (also on Amazon); The Lifespan of a Fact; Eclipsed; John Leguizamo’s Ghetto Klown. Off Broadway:White Girl in Danger (2ST/Vineyard); To My Girls, SuperHero (2ST); Shhhh(Atlantic); A Bright New Boise, My Broken Language, Thom Pain, Night is a Room (Signature); Strange Interlude (Transport Group); The Moors (Playwrights Realm).
Taylor Williams, CSA
Taylor Williams, CSA
Taylor Williams, CSA Broadway:The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window (BAM); POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive; Slave Play (Broadway remount and original, CTG, NYTW); Is This a Room and Dana H, What the Constitution Means to Me (NYTW, Barrow Street, Broadway, National Tour).
Tour Booking, Marketing & Publicity Direction
Bond Theatrical (Tour Booking, Marketing & Publicity Direction) is an independently-owned booking, marketing and publicity company for live entertainment productions.
Bethany Weinstein Stewart
Bethany Weinstein Stewart
Bethany Weinstein Stewart(Production Management). She/her. Recent: What the Constitution Means to Me (Broadway and National Tour), Titanique, The King’s Speech, Torch Song, Lobby Hero and Straight White Men.
321 Theatrical Management
General Management Consultants
321 Theatrical Management
321 Theatrical Management (General Management Consultants). Wicked (worldwide), SpongeBob SquarePants, War Paint, Oh, Hello, Fully Committed, Fun Home, If/Then, Peter and the Starcatcher, Bring It On, Sister Act, Traces, Next to Normal, … Spelling Bee, The Vagina Monologues, Man of La Mancha, The Graduate, I Love You, You’re Perfect…, and Bat Boy
Lisa Coleman, Annika Falconer, Elena Freck, Kyle Woolery – Box Office Representatives at the Cutler Majestic Theatre
Jay Granniss, Rachael Hasse, Slava Tchoul, Isaac West – Carpenters
Andrea Dudziak – Props Run
Jennie Fuchs – Wardrobe Run
Kevin Barnett, Anna Brevetti, Dean Covert, John Holmes, RJ La Mura, Angela Mantel, Isaak Olson, Jonathan Rooney, Brittany Trymbulak – Electricians
Jesse Mckenzie – Sound Engineer
Julie Beaulieu – Assistant Sound Engineer
Laura Gutierrez – COVID Safety Manager