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Andrew R Heinze

ANDREW R HEINZE

  

Nationality:    USA
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educated at Amherst College (B.A.) and the University of California, Berkeley (M.A. & Ph.D.), Andrew R. Heinze worked as a professor of American History in the San Francisco Bay area from 1988-2006, then left academia, moved to New York City and began playwriting in 2007. His published nonfiction includes JeWS AND the AmericaN SOUL, which was named one of the "Best Books of 2004" by PUBLISHeR's WeeKLY. His award-winning one-act plays have been produced in NYC, Los Angeles, Seattle, Austin and Albuquerque. His play the FQ was published in the BeST 10-MINUTe PLAYS, 2011 (Smith & Kraus) and his full-length play the INVeNTION OF the LIVING ROOM was a Finalist for the 2012 Blue Ink Playwriting award. Andrew R Heinze is a member of Dramatist Guild of America.

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below is a list of Andrew R Heinze's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        At Epiphany         Bar Mitzvah Of Jesus Goldfarb, The         F Q, The         Inner Game of Tennis, The         Invention Of the Living Room, The         Invention Of the Living Room, The         It's Terrible What We Do For Love         Masha: Conditions In the Holy Land         Moses, The Author         Nude Scene, The         Please Lock Me Away         Thing With Algo Inside, The         Turtles All the Way Down



At Epiphany

Synopsis:
18 year-old Todd came out to his politically conservative father; if only his ardently liberal mother were so easy. . .

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Comedy/Drama

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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Bar Mitzvah Of Jesus Goldfarb, The

Synopsis:
Jason Goldfarb wants a new name for his Bar Mitzvah. This causes a big problem for Rabbi Deborah Silverman.

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American Globe theatre
145 West 46th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10036. Part of 17th Annual NYC 15-Minute Play Festival (April/May 2011); WINNeR: Judges Choice, Best Script; WINNeR: Audience Choice, Best Play

1st Produced:
Stone Soup Theatre, Seattle    May 2010

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Stone Soup Theatre

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Genre:
One-act Comedy (10-15 min)

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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F Q, The

F Q, The
an aspiring writer finds her script vulgarized by the requirements of cable TV.

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part of 16th Annual New York City 15 Minute Play Festival. WINNeR: Audience Choice, Best Play

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Company:
Turnip Theatre Company and American Globe Theatre

1st Published:
in the Best 10 Min Plays, 2011 (Smith & Kraus).   978-1575257822

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Genre:
One-act Comedy (10-15 min)

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Inner Game of Tennis, The

Synopsis:
Two friends. One dark suspicion. And a totally veiled conversation over lunch in a collegiate faculty club.

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Genre:
Comedy

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Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Invention Of the Living Room, The

Synopsis:
the Lower east Side, 1943. Bessie Levin tries to protect her museum of a parlor from an incursion by the men of the house -- armchair-philosopher husband abe; GI son Billy; pious brother Moishe -- who are fed up with life in the kitchen.

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1st Produced:
HB Studio Theater, New York City    40148

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HB Studio Theater

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Genre:
short Comedy

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Invention Of the Living Room, The

Synopsis:
It's 1946. an apartment on the Lower east Side of New York City. Bessie Levin, an emotionally fragile yet dynamic woman, is haunted by the past but about to be hurled into the future. Bessie wants to keep her home unchanged and her racially-mixed, religiously-divided family together. Her son, Billy, is preparing to launch Levinstown, the first big postwar suburb, which he calls "the future of America." But will the Levins survive Levinstown? and will Bessie survive the future?

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This is A full-length expansion of the short play of the same title; running time is 90 minutes w/o intermission.

1st Produced:
public reading at Orlando Shakespeare theatre    Nov 2011

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Genre:
Drama/Comedy (full-length)

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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It's Terrible What We Do For Love

Synopsis:
a liver for your thoughts . . . Truman Bluman needs a liver for his wife. Hospital administrator Darla Colloway needs Truman. She's ready to negotiate. Is he? a black comedy.

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1st Produced:
45th Street Theatre (formerly Phil Bosakowski theatre)
354 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036    Jan 2012

Company:
Mark Forlenza Productions

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Genre:
One-act Comedy (10-15 min)

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Masha: Conditions In the Holy Land

Synopsis:
a lonely American Jew, a smart Russian prostitute, a run-down room in Tel aviv. He wanted her to talk, or so he thought . . .

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Jury Prize Winner for Best Script, 2012 New Works Festival, Fusion theatre Company (748 scripts submitted)

1st Produced:
the Cell Theatre (Albuquerque, NM)    07 Jun 2012

Company:
Fusion Theatre Company (Albuquerque, NM)

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Genre:
One-act Drama (10-15 min)

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Moses, The Author

Synopsis:
The author of the Bible is in trouble. Moses has writer's block and a major bone to pick with his Muse, the Lord. He also has an unhappy wife, a gay son, a hypochondriacal mother and a hyperactive assistant. Now God tells him he will die tomorrow. Will he finish his Big Book, and will it be the one he wants?

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Full-length (1 hour 45 minutes w/o intermission; 2 hours with intermission)

1st Produced:
Venue #17: The Players Theatre    Aug 2014

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Genre:
1h 40m Comedy Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Nude Scene, The

Synopsis:
Long-time friends VICTOR (27) and aNNa (27) have their first big break, he as a film director and she as his leading lady, IF . . . VICTOR can get aNNa to do something she really, really doesn't want to do. . .

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1st Produced:
American Globe theatre
145 West 46th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10036    26 Apr 2012

Company:
Turnip Theatre Company & American Globe Theatre

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Genre:
One-act Comedy (10-15 min)

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Please Lock Me Away

Synopsis:
A scene of apparent domestic harmony in an isolated bungalow: WeNDY (66), TOBY (15) and JASON (14) sit watching a movie. But nothing here is as it seems. Wendy has abducted Jason and Toby in revenge for a horrible act of public humiliation to which they had subjected her. But now that she has her oppressors in her control, she doesn't know what to do with them! In this dark comedy about age, sex and power -- and the strangeness of being human --Wendy and the boys find themselves not only at each other's mercy but at the mercy of their own bodies and desires, which obey only Mother Nature.

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Please Lock Me Away had a public reading sponsored by the HB Studio (NYC), May 18 & 19, 2013.

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Genre:
Dark Comedy

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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  the male actors should be adults who are credible as adolescents.

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Thing With Algo Inside, The

Synopsis:
In the year 2650 four young people encounter one strange, frightening, long-extinct object.

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Genre:
Comedy/Drama

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Turtles All the Way Down

Synopsis:
the year is 2028. Out of President Dick Wonder's sexual past comes Volvita Volva, the Biracial, Intersex ex-Sex Queen Who Would Be . . . In one high-velocity 24-hour period, Volvita scales the heights of power to liberate President Wonder from the hypnotic grip of Mitch, the sociopathic childhood chum who covertly rules the country in his name. along the way, she/he liberates the First Lady from a life of erotic frustration and introduces the President to the son he never knew he had, the very same young man whom the sixteen-year-old First Daughter plans to marry. all this, and a surprise ending - did someone say Queen? - never before seen in the annals of America.

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90 minutes w/o intermission

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Genre:
farce

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  -

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