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.
Sacrifice Zone: Los Angeles

Sacrifice Zone: Los Angeles

What an amazing experience! Sacrifice Zone: Los Angeles is an example of combining new and traditional ways of telling stories–a hybrid of video, interactive media, and live performance. Co-created and co-produced by Michael Bodie and Paula Cizmar, the event is the product of four years to research, devising, prototyping, involving...
Cast & Part of the SZLA Production Team – First Rehearsal

Cast & Part of the SZLA Production Team – First Rehearsal

What a wonderful group. It’s not an exaggeration to say that over 100 people have come together over the three years we’ve been developing this project–designers, researchers, writers, video makers, interactive creators. Here are a few of them at our first rehearsal! Cast members Claudia Elmore, Xol Gonzalez, David Huynh,...
The SZLA Website – Launched!

The SZLA Website – Launched!

Announcing the launch of the brand new website for Sacrifice Zone: Los Angeles! Now there’s a place to view all the research and info and work that has been going on since 2020. Plus news of the immersive installation & performance that opens January 13. Lots to check out, and...

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