Dr. Mark Pizzato (Professor of Theatre) teaches screenwriting and various topics courses in film at UNC Charlotte, along with theatre history, drama, and performance theory. He holds a Ph.D. in English from UW-Milwaukee, an MFA in dramatic writing from the Catholic University of America, and a BA from Notre Dame. Productions of his teleplays have won New York Film Festival and Minnesota Community Television awards.
Dr. Pizzato writes about theatre, film, and ritual performances in relation to neuroscience, evolutionary psychology, and psychoanalytic theory.
- Inner Theatres of Good and Evil: The Mind's Staging of Gods, Angels and Devils (McFarland 2011)
- Ghosts of Theatre and Cinema in the Brain (Palgrave 2006)
- Theatres of Human Sacrifice: From Ancient Ritual to Screen Violence (SUNY 2005)
- Edges of Loss: From Modern Drama to Postmodern Theory ( Michigan 1998)
He has also published several plays for the stage, available through Aran Press: Eany-Meany, Ghosts in the Wallpaper, and The Star's Masque.
Dr. Pizzato writes reviews of Charlotte theatre and film for Artsalamode.com.