Andrew R. Heinze

MOSES, THE AUTHOR

Moses has family problems (gay son, rocky marriage), God problems (existential), literary problems (writer’s block) and 24 hours to finish a Bible he doesn't like.

PLEASE LOCK ME AWAY

A 66 year-old woman takes revenge on two adolescent males who had cruelly and publicly humiliated her, but now that she has her teenage oppressors in her control, she doesn't know what to do with them.

THE INVENTION OF THE LIVING ROOM

What happens when a racially mixed Jewish family invents the modern suburb in 1946?

Andrew R. Heinze was born and raised in New Jersey. He received his B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) from Amherst College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in American History from the University of California, Berkeley. After several decades as a professor of History, Andrew changed careers. Though he had written a novel and believed he would dedicate himself to fiction, he found himself drawn instead to playwriting. Inspired by the work of Joe Orton, he wrote his first play, a farce, in 2007 and in 2009 he began formal study of playwriting, studying with Stuart Spencer, Julie McKee, Eduardo Machado and Caridad Svich. Andrew’s plays have been produced in New York City, Los Angeles, Seattle, Austin, Denver, Orlando, Albuquerque and elsewhere. He has been winner or finalist of sixteen international playwriting competitions. His playwriting credits include: Winner, Texas NonProfit Theatres POPS! New Play Competition (twice: 2014 & 2016); Jury Prize Winner, 2012 Fusion Theatre (Albuquerque) Short Play Festival; Jury Prize Winner and Audience Favorite Winner, 2011 New York City Fifteen-Minute Play Festival; Audience Favorite Winner, 2010 New York City Fifteen-Minute Play Festival; Finalist, First Runner-Up for the Blue Ink Playwriting Award given by the American Blues Theater in Chicago; Finalist, Kitchen Dog Theater (Dallas) 2014 New Works competition; Finalist, T. Scheiber Studio 2012 New Play Project; Semi-Finalist, 2012 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference; Finalist, 2013 Samuel French OOB Short Play Festival, and others. His work has been published by Smith & Kraus in THE BEST 10-MINUTE PLAYS, 2011and THE BEST WOMEN’S STAGE MONOLOGUES, 2015. As a nonfiction writer, Andrew has also been honored as a Publishers Weekly Choice for Best Books of 2004, Finalist for the National Jewish Book Award (2005), and a Pew Senior Fellow in Religion and Culture at Yale University. In addition to walks on the beach, Andrew loves actors, directors, designers and everyone involved in theater!