Andrew R. Heinze
To be produced by Bastrop Opera House
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 NYC. Among Andrew's plays, The Invention of the Living Room won the 2014 TNT POPS! New Play competition; previously it was a Finalist (First Runner-Up) for the 2012 Blue Ink Playwriting Award at American Blues Theater (Chicago); 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, 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 and chosen for the Fringe Encore Series. Andrew's one-act plays have been produced in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Austin, Denver, Albuquerque and elsewhere, and have won numerous awards. Andrew belongs to the Dramatists Guild of America, holds degrees from Amherst College (B.A. Magna Cum Laude) and the University of California, Berkeley (M.A., Ph.D.), and is a proud Texan by marriage.