Maurizio Marmorstein is an award-winning screenwriter, documentary filmmaker, novelist, playwright, and educator. He holds a B.A. from Seton Hall University and an M.A. from Middlebury College in Italian Language and Culture. Over the course of the past twenty-four years, he has worked as an associate professor teaching courses such as Major Italian Writers, Italian Comedy on Stage and Screen, Fundamentals of Screenwriting, and Adapting Literature to the Screen, while also holding various high ranking positions in the administration.
His two full-length Italianate plays, The Abductors and Big Deals, were produced in Santa Cruz, California, and his one-act thriller, Joyride, found success in San Francisco and New York City. As a screenwriter who has optioned five scripts, his musical drama, One Night in Asbury Park, has won several prizes including the Joplin Award for best screenplay. He has recently completed a screenplay on the life of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio entitled No Hope No Fear. In addition, Maurizio has co-produced an award-winning short documentary, Uno degli Ultimi, an intimate look into the life of an aging farmer in a dying Italian village.
Professor Marmorstein has authored a biographical novel on the life of Niccolò Machiavelli, The Making of a Prince, published by The Mentoris Project, and is currently writing a novel on Admiral Andrea Doria, The Pirate Prince of Genoa, planned for release in early 2020.