paul g. heller

RESUME


PRODUCTIONS

Coming Home 
Director, Piyush Kumar
Same Boat Theater
6 Live and recorded performances on Zoom
February-April, 2021

The Flood

Director, Merrill Gruver
The Un-Scripted Theater Company
February- April, 2017

Wolves

Director, Rem Myers
Actors: Wiley Naman Strasser/Campbell Zeigler
July 7-August 22, 2015 Living Rooms, Theatres and Convalescent Homes in Berkeley & San Francisco, CA

Frances and Leon

The Un-Scripted Theater Company
Director, Stacey Mayer
September 7, 2014

Kori & Alo
(A Play for Bunraku Figures)
Created with Luis Tentindo – Figures & Paul Heller – Text
Director, Luis Tentindo
Full Production Southern Illinois University, X-Fest, June, 2012
& at UCLA’s  Fowler Museum, August, 2013

Would You Still Be You
(A Shadow Play)
Created with Luis Tentindo – Shadow Puppets & Paul Heller – Text
Director, Luis Tentindo
Full Production December, 2011 The Construction Company, 10 East 18th Street New York, NY

Hickory Miles

Novato Theater Company, Novato Theater Company Playhouse, Novato, CA
Director, Bruce Coughran
Full Production  August 4-14, 2011

Kanrin Maru

2010 Mary Sano Dance Company, San Francisco, CA
Director, Mary Sano
Full Production December 5, 2010, Brava Theater, San Francisco.

Beijing, California

Asian American Theater Company, Thick House, San Francisco, CA
Director, Duy Nguyen
Full Production June 30-July 15, 2010

Cups of Tea

Besler Building, Emeryville, CA
Director, Paul Heller, 1999

Burning in Air
The Next Stage, San Francisco
Director, Paul Heller
Full Production September 1-15, 1995.

Now Not Yet

The Phoenix Theatre, San Francisco
Director, Paul Heller
Full Production September 1-15, 1991.

Dog Face

1991 The Phoenix Theatre, San Francisco
Director, Paul Heller
Full Production September 1-15, 1991.


STAGED READINGS

There Were Almost No Towers Left
Director, Merrill Gruver
The Un-Scripted Theater Company
November 16, 2019

Wolves – Workshops & Readings
Director, Rem Myers
Actor: Wiley Naman Strasser/Campbell Zeigler
January & May, 2014 Living Rooms in Berkeley & San Francisco CA

Scavengers
Director, Hugo Carbajal
Central Works Writer’s Group, Berkeley, CA
April 12, 2014

Hickory Miles
Director, Paul Heller
2011 Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, CA, 2010

Blame
Local 4 Series
Director, Desdemona Chiang, Producer, Barbara Oliver, 2010

Blame
Virago Theatre Company – Vision &  Voices: New Play Reading Series, Alameda, CA
Director, Rachel Lepell, 2010

Wolves
Central Works Writer’s Group, Berkeley, CA
Director, Marissa Wolf, 2010

Right Aide
Z Space, San Francisco
Director, Paul Heller, 2008

20/20
San Francisco State University
Director, Amy Kilgard, 2005 

The Abundance
The Magic Theatre – Z Magic Mondays Series
Director, Emily Koch, 2004

AWARDS

2022 “The Buddha” nominated for a Pushcart Award for short fiction

2016 – Zellerbach Grant to produce Wolves

2014 Creative Capacity Fund Award

2014 Wolves – Finalist, Cutting Ball’s Risk is This, April 2014

2013 ATLAS Playwright, Theatre Bay Area, San Francisco

2008 Blame Featured Playwright, Theatre Bay Area Playwrights Showcase

2005 Finalist Bay Area Playwrights Festival, San Francisco

1990 Downs Award for Fiction, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

1984 Fellow, National Endowment for the Humanities, Oxford, MS

EDUCATION


M.F.A. Creative Writing.  University of Arizona, 1990.

B.A. Liberal Arts, University of Pacific, Stockton, CA 1975

RESIDENCIES


2011, 2015, 2022 Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, CA

Playwright in Central Works Playwrights Group, Berkeley, CA 2006-2013.  On-going training and development for selected playwrights the company supports.