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.
Views of the Yang & Cizmar opera FIRECRACKERS in Boston

Views of the Yang & Cizmar opera FIRECRACKERS in Boston

Our new short opera, FIRECRACKERS, premiered at White Snake Opera in Boston as part of their Let’s Celebrate festival on December 10–and what a fun show it was! Here are some early views of the production.
A Community Grows To Ensure Environmental Justice

A Community Grows To Ensure Environmental Justice

Sacrifice Zone: Los Angeles (SZLA) is an Arts in Action project created and curated by Michael Bodie and Paula Cizmar to look at the many ways our environmental policies–or lack of them–fail the people of certain neighborhoods. Neighborhoods where industrial pollution is rampant. Neighborhoods where health risks are a matter...
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...

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