Bone Dry

Directed by Bain Boehlke. Produced by the Jungle Theatre. Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Directed by Melanie Sutherland. Produced in Turning Points at the Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City.


Seven - a documentary play written by Paula Cizmar, Catherine Filloux, Gail Kriegel, Carol K. Mack, Ruth Margraff, Anna Deavere Smith, and Susan Yankowitz. Directed by Evan Yionoulis. Scene from the performance in Deauville, France.

Street Stories

Directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera at Playwrights Arena, Los Angeles, California.

The Chisera

Workshop production at Cosumnes River College, Sacramento, CA. Directed by Cheri Fortin

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.

CURRENT:LA The 2016 Public Art Biennial

Art and ideas–and being outdoors–makes a winning combination for the LA Public Art Biennial.  Here’s a view of one magical moment, a panel on Water As Power, as viewed from the perspective of the arts, and science, and public policy, and Native American activists, attended by people who care and...

Water As Power

One of my favorite things is when art and politics and policy and science and caring for the earth all come together.   So it’s a thrill for me to be a part of the Los Angeles Public Art Biennial 2016–CURRENT: LA.  This year the topic is water.   I’m...

Greetings from Venus

Calling all lovers of theatre, ancient rites, modern rituals, spectacle, movement, music, fun!  venus in orange has a brand new website–with excerpts from the script available for reading. venus in orange is a performance piece with movement and music, written by Paula Cizmar (that’s me)  and Laura Shamas. Our unconventional play...

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.