Antigone X

Directed by Anita Dashiell-Sparks. Mehrnaz Mohammadi as Antigone. Ryan Alexander Holmes as Zeno.

The Night Flight of Minerva's Owl

Music by Guang Yang. Libretto by Paula Cizmar. Chantelle Davis as Lady Owl; Asmik Arutyunyants as Mina. Music That Matters/Fight for the Right wrkshp at Pittsburgh Festival Opera.


Seven - a documentary play written by Paula Cizmar, Catherine Filloux, Gail Kriegel, Carol K. Mack, Ruth Margraff, Anna Deavere Smith, and Susan Yankowitz.

The Hotel Play - site specific

Directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera; commissioned by Playwrights Arena and Center Theatre Group. Written by Paula Cizmar, Velina Hasu Houston, Jennifer Maisel, Nahal Navidar, julie taiwo oni, Janine Salinas, and Laurie Woolery.

THE VIG. By Paula Cizmar. Directed by Bernadette Speakes. Antaeus Theatre. Zip Code Plays Season 2.

welcome... the website of Paula Cizmar, an award-winning playwright whose work often combines poetry and politics to get at the heart of a matter. Her plays have been produced all over the world. Here you'll find information about upcoming performances, past productions, and new plays, plus news and reviews, photos, and thoughts, always changing, always growing.
Firecrackers! Premieres December 2022 in Boston

Firecrackers! Premieres December 2022 in Boston

FIRECRACKERS!, a new opera by composer Guang Yang and librettist Paula Cizmar, premieres in December 2022 in the Let’s Celebrate series, produced by White Snake Opera. The Boston-based company specializes in world premieres of brand new operas. Under the artistic leadership of Cerise Lim Jacobs, White Snake is devoted to...
Art, Beauty, Love, and the Planet

Art, Beauty, Love, and the Planet

How do we talk about what is beautiful and what we are in danger of losing? How do we look at places that are in crisis and people who are in danger of losing their homelands, their livelihoods, and all that they love? One way is through theatre. Monica Sanchez–director,...
Out of Isolation, Into Community

Out of Isolation, Into Community

Writers are alone with the blank page when they create. As a natural introvert, this is something I look forward to much of the time. But then there is a gnawing sensation that won’t go away: What is going on outside? What am I missing? How can I be a...

ideas and issues

and thoughts about life, justice, culture, and the way we can all try to make a better world. that's the goal. keep on keeping on.