Maria Soriano

Lyricist Playwright

 

I was a professional dancer for many years before becoming a screenwriter and a playwright . I studied flamenco, ballet and jazz and traveled as a soloist throughout the U.S., Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. Although I have a dancer's spirit, my passion is writing. As a journalist, I wrote for several publications. Being a story-teller, I love to write in many genres, i.e. action-thrillers, supernatural and psychological thrillers, comedy, family drama and fantasy adventure. My stories portray ordinary people who face difficult situations and become extraordinary.

Some of my credits are as follows:  Producer, writer of short  film "Lie In Wait" 2018 (IMDB); Writer of Short film "Partners" produced 2017 (IMDB); Writer of Short film "New Hire" produced 2017 (IMDB); Action-adventure Screenplay "The Grand Alchemist" quarterfinalist in 2017 Zoetrope Screenplay Contest; Screenplay "SHALIMAR," won the Grand Prize in the Movie Script Family Category in the 2016 Screenplay Festival; Action-adventure Screenplay; "Cargo Jack," finalist at the 2015 Hollywood and Vine Film Festival and quarterfinalist in the 2016 Screencraft Action Thriller Screenplay Contest; Screenplay Sci-fi thriller "Megahertz Kid" selected and included in 2016 Beverly Hills Film Festival.

One-act play, "Bliss," produced at L.A.'s Empty Stage; "Two Sensitive Guys," produced at the Avery Schreiber Theatre; "Blame It on the Full Moon," participated in ALAP Annual Reading Festival; Comedy play "Wine, Women and Aromas" winner at Stages Repertory Theatre in Houston, TX, Hispanic Playwrights Festival; "Eye For Eye" produced screenplay; drama, "Pray, Pray, Pray," produced by the Vagabond Players Theatre Company,. Dance ballet, "L.A. Journey," played in the production of "Jazz Dance L.A." at the Alex Theater in Glendale, CA.  YouTube Video series "Precious the Cat Vlogger."
I have a published supernatural novel entitled "Living Shadow." I'm a member of Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights and the Dramatists Guild of America.