September 21, 2022

Constitution Day Banner, "We the People"

In celebration of Constitution Day 2022, the John Brademas Center of New York University and the NYU Steinhardt Verbatim Performance Lab used interview excerpts culled from data collected for VPL’s Portraits US: Polarization project and put them in conversation with a focus on the 14th Amendment:

No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States.

The event was moderated by Jack H. Knott, Dean of the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University and Gale and Ira Drukier Dean’s Chair joined by Dr. Karen Jackson-Weaver, Senior Associate Vice President of Global Faculty Engagement and Innovation Advancement at New York University and Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, Executive Director, Birnbaum Women's Leadership Network at NYU Law as respondents who shared their thoughts, responses, and insights as the performance unfolds. Joe Salvatore, Clinical Professor of Educational Theatre at New York University and Director of the NYU Steinhardt Verbatim Performance Lab, also provided an introduction to the performance pieces. 

This event took place live from the NYU-TV studio, and was presented virtually via zoom.

This program was open to everyone, and was recorded. This program was sponsored by the NYU John Brademas Center, the NYU Steinhardt Verbatim Performance Lab, the Birnbaum Women's Leadership Network at NYU Law, NYU Votes, and NYU TV.

Verbatim Performance Lab Team:

Director: Joe Salvatore
Associate Director: Keith R. Huff

Actors (in order of appearance): Averil Carr, Michael Roberts, Ran Zhu, Topaz Gao, Beth Weiss, Devin Joyner, Daniel Teutel, Jessamyn Fitzpatrick, Kayla Matters, and Noah Jackson

Meet the Respondents

NYU Brademas Center and Verbatim Performance Lab logos


Jack H. Knott

Dean Jack H. Knott

Joe Salvatore

Joe Salvatore

Dr. Karen Jackson-Weaver, PhD

Dr. Karen Jackson-Weaver, PhD

Jennifer Weiss-Wolf

Jennifer Weiss-Wolf