As part of the David P. Gardner Lecture in the Humanities and Fine Arts, the University of Utah College of Fine Arts is bringing acclaimed writer and performer Heidi Schreck to campus to give a lecture at Kingsbury Hall on March 13 at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but tickets are required.
Schreck will perform a reading of her Tony Award-nominated and Pulitzer Prize finalist play “What the Constitution Means to Me,” which can be seen in its entirety on Amazon Prime and at Pioneer Theatre Company on April 4-22.
She will also entertain audience questions about the impact and development of the show in a conversation with Department of Theatre Assistant Professor, Alexandra Harbold, who is also the dramaturg for Pioneer Theatre’s upcoming production of Scheck’s play.
“What the Constitution Means to Me” is an exploration of women’s rights, immigration, domestic abuse and U.S. history from the points of view of Schreck’s modern and 15-year-old selves, and is acclaimed as “an achingly human, hopeful new play.” Schreck and her play have been featured in The New Yorker, Variety, the Los Angeles Times and The Salt Lake Tribune.
Established in 1983, the David P. Gardner Graduate Lecture is a free, annual event open to the public that brings distinguished scholars and artists to campus to enhance the educational experience of our students, catalyze conversation on our campus and in our community and honor the invaluable contributions former president David P. Gardner made to the University of Utah.