Education Resources


We Wrote the Constitution
– not “a bunch of old dead guys” –

 new musical theatre work, revised version since the 2011 premiere

  • script for 12-player 50-minute semi-staged concert production suitable for youth and adult audiences, for presentation in area schools and as a promotional teaser performance for area organizations
  • printed music for “Americans Are We” short version for a sing-along

Educational materials currently in development include…

  • teacher’s guides for student age groups and educational packet materials for a variety of enrichment activities involving drama (skit-writing and in-class student performances), music (Mozart and music events in 1787, singing), vocabulary, U.S. and World History, U.S. Government (most U.S. 8th-graders study the Constitution in some detail), political media of 1787, period fashion trends as influenced/influential communication
  • link to the COMPANION BOOK series about the history as presented in the musical (in progress)

9th Pillar image

For political support, broadsides (printed publications), song parodies (new lyrics to familiar tunes), and local speeches were the primary media for disseminating political opinion. Broadsides showed ratification pillars – here the 9th state, the required number to pass ratification. Freedom Ships – wagons, like modern-day floats, made to look like ships – also provided a parade spectacle promoting ratification of the Constitution.

1787 the Musical