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Biography: 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.
Andrew’s full-length play credits include: THE RIMSKY-FOGELMAN (chosen, Road Theatre
Company 2023 Playwrights Festival, Los Angeles; Finalist, 2023 Todd McNerney
Playwriting Award; Semi-Finalist, 2023 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference);
LEONARDO’S VIRGIN (Final Round Nominee for the American Association of Community
Theatre 2023 New Play Competition; will be excerpted in The Best Men’s Stage Monologues,
2023 — Smith & Kraus); SHYLOCK THE FIRST (“Top 6” Winner, Dayton Playhouse
FutureFest 2021; Finalist, 2021 Todd McNerney Playwriting Award; excerpted in The Best
Men’s Stage Monologues, 2020; The Best Men’s Stage Monologues, 2022; The Best Women’s Stage Monologues, 2022 — Smith & Kraus); GREAT ROLES FOR OLD ACTRESSES (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 (Winner, Texas Nonprofit Theatres’ 2016 New Play Project competition); THE INVENTION OF THE LIVING ROOM (Winner, Texas Nonprofit Theatres’ 2014 New Play Project competition; Finalist, First Runner-Up, 2012 Blue Ink Playwriting Award given by the American Blues Theater; excerpted in The Best Women’s Stage Monologues, 2015 — Smith & Kraus; chosen for the Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s Playfest! The Harriet Lake Festival of New Plays); HAMILTON, a tragedy about Alexander Hamilton and his son (Semi-Finalist, 2012 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference; Finalist, 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 — (Finalist, Kitchen Dog Theater 2014 New Works competition); MOSES, THE AUTHOR, a comedy (produced, 2014 New York International Fringe Festival & chosen for the Fringe Encore Series; chosen for the Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s 2014 Playfest!; chosen, Theatre Harrisburg’s 2016 New Works Festival; Finalist, 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 & 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+ submissions; Finalist, 2019 Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival – 30 finalists of 900+ submissions; published by Heuer); 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 submissions) 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.). For a complete resume:
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Awards or Accolades: Winner (twice), Texas NonProfit Theatres New Play Competition; Winner, Dayton Playhouse FutureFest; Winner, New York City 15-Minute Play Competition; Winner, Jury Prize, Best Script, Fusion Theater Short Play Festival; Finalist-First Runner-Up, Blue Ink Playwriting Award;  Finalist (twice), Todd McNerney Playwriting Award; Finalist, Kitchen Dog Theater New Play Competition; Finalist, National Award for Short Playwriting; Finalist (twice), Samuel French OOB Short Play Festival; Chosen (twice), Orlando Shakespeare Theater Playfest; Chosen, New York International Fringe Festival Encore Series; Chosen, The Road Theatre Playwrights Festival; Semi-Finalist (twice), O’Neill National Playwrights Conference; published 7 times in Best Stage Monologues for Women and Best Stage Monologues for Men (Smith & Kraus); published in Best Ten-Minute Plays (Smith & Kraus) and many others honors, national and international.
List of plays or works:
Full-Length Plays, Jewish-Themed:
The Invention of the Living Room
Moses, The Author
Deleting Dad
Shylock The First
The Rimsky-Fogelman

One-Act Plays, Jewish-Themed:
The Bar Mitzvah of Jesus Goldfarb
Masha: Conditions in the Holy Land
The DNA Breakdown