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Andrew R. Heinze

Andrew R. Heinze
Formerly a professor of American History, ANDREW R. HEINZE is the award-winning author of JEWS AND THE AMERICAN SOUL (PUBLISHERS WEEKLY choice: Best Books of 2004). He left a tenured position in academia in 2006 to take up a new career as a novelist but found himself instead drawn to playwriting.

Among Andrew's full-length plays, GREAT ROLES FOR OLD ACTRESSES has been excerpted in Best Women's Monologues of 2019 (Smith and Kraus) and The Best Women's Monologues from New Plays, 2019 (Applause Theatre and Cinema Books) DELETING DAD won the Texas Nonprofit Theatres' 2016 New Play Project competition THE INVENTION OF THE LIVING ROOM won the Texas Nonprofit Theatres' 2014 New Play Project competition, was a Finalist (First Runner-Up) for the 2012 Blue Ink Playwriting Award (American Blues Theater), and chosen for the Orlando Shakespeare Theater Playfest! The Harriet Lake Festival of New Plays HAMILTON, a tragedy about Alexander Hamilton and his son, was a semi-finalist for the 2012 National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, and a Finalist for the T. Schreiber Studio's 2012 New Works project PLEASE LOCK ME AWAY -- a dark comedy about an older woman's unusual revenge on two adolescent boys who had publicly humiliated her -- was a Finalist for the Kitchen Dog Theater 2014 New Works competition MOSES, THE AUTHOR, a comedy, was produced at the 2014 New York International Fringe Festival, chosen for the Fringe Encore Series, the Orlando Shakespeare Theater's 2014 Playfest! and Theatre Harrisburg's 2016 New Works Festival, and named a Finalist for the Hive Collaborative's Inaugural Play Festival, 2018.

Andrew's one-act plays have been produced in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Austin, Miami, Denver, Tucson, Albuquerque and elsewhere they include the award-winning comedy THE FQ (about obscenity and cable TV), published in Smith amp Kraus's THE BEST TEN-MINUTE PLAYS, 2011 the award-winning comedy THE BAR MITZVAH OF JESUS GOLDFARB (Judges Choice and Audience Choice for Best Play at the 2011 New York City 15-Minute Play Festival Finalist, 2018 National Award for Short Playwriting, 30 Finalists of 800 scripts submitted Finalist, 2019 Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival, 30 finalists of 900 scripts submitted) and the award-winning drama MASHA: CONDITIONS IN THE HOLY LAND, Jury Prize Winner for Best Script (748 scripts submitted) at the Fusion Theatre Company's 2012 Short Play Festival and a Finalist (30 finalists of 900 scripts submitted) for the 2013 Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival.

Andrew Heinze belongs to the Dramatists Guild of America and PEN, and he is Resident Dramaturg of the American Renaissance Theater Company (NYC). He holds degrees from Amherst College (B.A. Magna Cum Laude) and the University of California, Berkeley (M.A., Ph.D.).

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