Alexander Hehr

Alexander Hehr

Alexander Hehr is a Greek-American playwright raised in Florida. University of Central Florida Alumnus and former Production Assistant and Internship Coordinator at Orlando Fringe and Associate Producer of Kids Fringe! Alexander is currently completing a Playwriting Internship at Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota, Florida.

Alexander utilizes anthropomorphism of animals and inanimate objects to...
Alexander Hehr is a Greek-American playwright raised in Florida. University of Central Florida Alumnus and former Production Assistant and Internship Coordinator at Orlando Fringe and Associate Producer of Kids Fringe! Alexander is currently completing a Playwriting Internship at Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota, Florida.

Alexander utilizes anthropomorphism of animals and inanimate objects to discuss the existential questions of humankind. When he isn't neck-deep in feathers and fur, Alexander's writing takes an absurdist lens on modern queer culture and the Greek community in America.

Recent awards include: The National Planet Earth Arts Award and John Cauble Short Play Award Finalist, both for his work "Biodegradable Seagulls".

Plays

  • Biodegradable Seagulls
    Two Seagulls sit alone on an abandoned beach, the only thing keeping them together is the plastic soda rings around their necks. Don and Charlie are from different flocks of life, but the looming threat of death at sunset opens a dialogue between the unlikely pair. Discussing the big questions of life and purpose, these two set out on an emotional journey until the bitter end.

    **Winner of the...
    Two Seagulls sit alone on an abandoned beach, the only thing keeping them together is the plastic soda rings around their necks. Don and Charlie are from different flocks of life, but the looming threat of death at sunset opens a dialogue between the unlikely pair. Discussing the big questions of life and purpose, these two set out on an emotional journey until the bitter end.

    **Winner of the 2016 National Planet Earth Arts Prize
    **Finalist for the 2016 John Cauble Short Play Award
  • Ring Tail
    Three Lemurs are abandoned in their habitat at the Bronx Zoo after humanity mysteriously vanishes. Left to their own devices, these Lemurs conflict over hierarchy, sustainability, and their purpose now that their caretakers have disappeared. Are the humans actually gone? What waits for them beyond the locked door? Is change inevitable, or forced only under duress?
  • The Human Laureate
    You think it doesn't take a lot to be human, but you would be mistaken. An ethereal host and their panel test the human qualities of a contestant, hoping to find someone to crown the human laureate.
  • Laundromatters
    Matt wants nothing more in his life than to just do his laundry for the first time himself. Bob really wants to change for his job interview. Neither of them want each other in the Laundromat.

  • Rubberneckers
    The Florida highway patrol have enough problems with the I-4 corridor, but now that Kissimmee local Bobby Mannon has become the “rubbernecker vigilante,” his crusade against distracted driving has become a thorn in the side of the troopers.
  • This Cat's Heat Is Not For You
    Two cats meet on a roof with reasons of their own. One, an alley cat with aspirations to be more than used by the male cats, and a kitten with no idea what life has in store for them. This unlikely duo survive the night, avoiding the mewing of the male cats in heat below them.
  • Hate at the Center of the Universe
    Christian loves the word hate. In fact, he thinks the universe is made of hate, and is determined to prove it. Good thing he crashed his car, or else he wouldn't have met Rebecca at the bus stop, a good spirit even more determined to prove the universe is what we make of it. Through relationships with ex-boyfriends, current fuck buddies, and friends in between, Christian discovers what's really at the...
    Christian loves the word hate. In fact, he thinks the universe is made of hate, and is determined to prove it. Good thing he crashed his car, or else he wouldn't have met Rebecca at the bus stop, a good spirit even more determined to prove the universe is what we make of it. Through relationships with ex-boyfriends, current fuck buddies, and friends in between, Christian discovers what's really at the center of the universe, if there even is one...
  • Fuck Dog, or, Who's A Good Boy
    Sometimes humans are too caught up in their own lives to think about their place in the world. Not dogs, dogs have nothing to do all day to think about the biggest question in life...who's a good boy?