Andrew 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 & Kraus) and The Best Women’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019 (Applause Theatre & 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; 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 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 (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, the Orlando Shakespeare Theater's 2014 Playfest! and, most recently, won a place in Theatre Harrisburg's 2016 New Works Festival. 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 PEN 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:


Chosen: 2019 Samuel French OOB Short Play Festival Finalist: 2018 National Award for Short Playwriting Winner: 2016 & 2014 Texas Nonprofit Theatres POPS! New Play Competition Finalist (First Runner-Up): 2012 Blue Ink Playwriting Award (American Blues Theater, Chicago) Winner: Judges Choice & Audience Choice, Best Play, 2011 New York City 15-Minute Play Competition Winner: Audience Choice, Best Play, 2010 New York City 15-Minute Play Competition Winner: Jury Prize, Best Script, 2012 Fusion Theatre Short Play Festival Finalist: Kitchen Dog Theater 2014 New Works Competition Finalist: T. Schreiber Studio 2012 New Works Project Chosen: 2014 New York International Fringe Festival Encore Series Chosen: 2013 Samuel French OOB Short Play Festival Chosen: 2014 & 2011 Orlando Shakespeare Theater PLAYFEST Semi-Finalist: 2012 O'Neill National Playwrights Conference for additional honors see: