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.
The Pageant – Cast & Crew

The Pageant – Cast & Crew

Filming in the pandemic while keeping everyone safe and secure–that’s what director Diana Wyenn and 3Gems producers Christopher Sepulveda and Sandy Barnum decided to take on so that The Pageant could be part of the 2021 Climate Change Theatre Action. The intrepid cast and crew worked outdoors to pull it...
The Pageant – an eco-justice comedy has a screening

The Pageant – an eco-justice comedy has a screening

The global arts event, Climate Change Theatre Action, happens every two years to coincide with the UN climate change conference, and so the 2021 CCTA is underway. I’m delighted that my short comedy, The Pageant, is part of it. This year’s theme is A Green New Deal–so I couldn’t help but imagine...
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...

ideas and issues

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