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 and moved to New York City, where he would begin a full-time career in playwriting.
Among Andrew's full-length plays, THE INVENTION OF THE LIVING ROOM won the Texas Nonprofit Theatres' 2014 New Play Project competition; previously it was a Finalist (First Runner-Up) for the 2012 Blue Ink Playwriting Award given by the American Blues Theater (Chicago), and chosen for the Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s Playfest! The Harriet Lake Festival of New Plays; HAMILTON, a tragedy about Alexander Hamilton, 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 Festival; 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 (Dallas) 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 and also for the Orlando Shakespeare Theater's 2014 Playfest! His newest work, DELETING DAD, is about a middle-aged man's ordeal coping with the death of his father.
Andrew's one-act plays have been produced in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Austin, Denver, Albuquerque and elsewhere; they include the award-winning comedy THE FQ (about obscenity and cable TV), published in Smith & 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); and the award-winning drama MASHA: CONDITIONS IN THE HOLY LAND, the 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 Samuel French 2013 Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival.
Andrew Heinze belongs to the Dramatists Guild of America and holds degrees from Amherst College (B.A. Magna Cum Laude) and the University of California, Berkeley (M.A., Ph.D.).
For a complete resume, please visit: andrewheinze.com