What The Constitution Means to Me Auditions

Rhinebeck Theatre Society is proud to announce auditions for
What the Constitution Means to Me
by Heidi Schreck
Directed by Ellen Honig


Is it the bedrock for white male supremacy, or the creed of a nation devoted to freedom, justice and equality? In What the Constitution Means to Me, Heidi Schreck relives her own history and those of past generations of women as she questions what it means to be an American. Addressing issues ranging from women’s rights and abortion to immigration and domestic abuse, Heidi alternates between her contemporary self  and her 15 year old self who enters essay contests to win money for college. Her supporting cast consists of a WWII veteran who shares his own experience with sexuality and masculinity, and a local high school girl. The audience serves as the jury as they debate whether the Constitution should be abolished or replaced.

What the Constitution Means to Me Character Breakdown

The Debater: a high school student, female, bright, aware, 15-18 years old.

The American Legionnaire: White male aged 40 and up.

Casting Note: The role of Heidi has been cast.

Performance Dates: Sept 6-15 at The Morton Memorial Library, 82 Kelly St., Rhinecliff, NY. Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 3 pm. 

***There also may be one or two school performances during weekdays.***

Auditions: Monday June 17 and Tuesday June 18 at 7 pm. Callbacks will be held by invitation. Both auditions will be held at The Morton Memorial Library, 82 Kelly St., Rhinecliff , NY.

What to prepare: You can prepare a monologue or a poem of your choice, or you can read from the script which will be provided at the audition.

Virtual Audition Submissions

Send the video as a YouTube, Dropbox or Google Drive link to rhinebecktheatersociety@gmail.com by Monday, June 17th. Please be prepared to come to callbacks, as it is unlikely a casting decision will be made without an in-person audition. 

Bring a resume detailing your theatre experience or be prepared to list your performance experience. 

Bring your schedule and a list of all conflicts through September 15th.

Who will be in the room?

Director - Ellen Honig (she/her)

Stage Manager – Carol Klein

Producer – Tom Starace

Rhinebeck Theatre Society is committed to providing community-minded, safe theatre experiences. 

We seek to present stories in a way that reflects a richly diverse world. If you have questions or concerns about accessibility and accommodations, please email rhinebecktheatersociety@gmail.com