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.
Invisible – A Bolt of Dramatic Lightning

Invisible – A Bolt of Dramatic Lightning

Our short opera INVISIBLE was part of Snapshot this summer–and the San Francisco Chronicle doled out some much-appreciated compliments, calling it a “compressed explosive bundle, just primed to erupt.” Produced by West Edge Opera at the outdoor Bruns Amphitheatre in the Bay Area, the live performance was a welcome change...
When Theatres Appreciate Writers…

When Theatres Appreciate Writers…

What could be better? Or more natural? Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble really gets it. They understand that supporting the work of writers today ensures that there actually will be a theatre of tomorrow. They want to make sure that stories will not go untold and voices will not go unheard....
Take the Tour

Take the Tour

Now available, the tour of the zip codes featured in the Zip Code Plays, season 2, produced by Antaeus Theatre. Now you can go on a little trip to Inglewood 90303, then time travel back to 2013–days before Hollywood Park closed its doors forever in THE VIG. Directed by Bernadette...

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.