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Heidi Schreck and Ken Rus Schmoll

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Thursday, October 4, 2012
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What the Constitution Means to Me

Heidi Schreck

Photo by Justine Cooper

“What I hope is coming: more work from Schreck. She’s shown a willingness to crack open the earth’s crust and tap the undersoul.” — New York Magazine

“We’re blessed with any number of highly talented stage directors. But the one most catching our eye these days—whose name attached to a show most warms us with optimism—is the quietly intrepid Ken Rus Schmoll.“ — The Village Voice

The story of one high school girl’s baffling encounter with a Very Important Document.

Artists Involved: Written and performed by Heidi Schreck; directed by Ken Rus Schmoll.

Lead Artists: HEIDI SCHRECK is an actor and playwright living in Brooklyn. As an actor she has won two Obie awards, a Drama Desk and the Theatre World Award (for Drum of the Waves of Horikawa with Theatre of a Two-Headed Calf at HERE, and Circle Mirror Transformation at Playwrights Horizons). She has also worked extensively at theaters such as 13P, The Roundabout, Williamstown, The Women’s Project, Clubbed Thumb, The Foundry, The Long Wharf, Berkeley Rep, The Talking Band and on The Good Wife and SVU. As a playwright her work has been produced or developed by Page 73, Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, New Georges, MTC, Soho Rep, Printer’s Devil Theatre, On the Boards, and National Public Radio. Her play Creature was produced by Page 73 and New Georges in 2009, directed by Leigh Silverman and is published by Samuel French. There Are No More Big Secrets was performed at Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre in 2010 (New York Magazine and TONY critic’s pick) and directed by her husband, Kip Fagan. She is currently working on commissions from MTC and True Love Productions.

KEN RUS SCHMOLL’s recent credits include Luther, Telethon, Amazons and Their Men, Demon Baby (Clubbed Thumb), The Peripherals (Talking Band), Death Tax (Humana Festival), A Map of Virtue, Mark Smith, Aphrodisiac, The Internationalist (13P), Furee in Pins and Needles, Telephone (Foundry Theatre), Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England (Two River Theater), Middletown, The Internationalist (Vineyard Theatre), and Proserpina (Spoleto Festival USA). He is the recipient of two Obie Awards and co-chair of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab.

Upcoming: What the Constitution Means to Me is currently being developed with True Love Productions.

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