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 Chisera

Directed by Cheri Fortin. Cosumnes River College, Sacramento, CA.

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.
And we begin…Zip Code Plays Season 2

And we begin…Zip Code Plays Season 2

Antaeus Theatre produced a highly acclaimed season of audio plays in 2020–a series known as the Zip Code Plays. Now Season 2 is happening, and I’m thrilled to be part of the lineup with my play THE VIG, representing Inglewood, 90303. How fun to be heading into rehearsal and pre-production....
Sacrifice Zone: Los Angeles

Sacrifice Zone: Los Angeles

Coming soon, a documentary theatre project on environmental justice. Sacrifice Zone: Los Angeles (SZLA) is a collaboration of a USC creative team and members of the local community who have been fighting against neighborhood oil drilling–which is a source of extreme health risks. We joined with the People Not Pozos...
Envisioning the Global Green New Deal

Envisioning the Global Green New Deal

I’m so honored to be a part of this! From The Arctic Cycle and the 2021 Climate Change Theatre Action: ANNOUNCING OUR CCTA 2021 PLAYWRIGHTS – We asked them to write short plays inspired by the Green New Deal and its global equivalents. We encouraged them to show us what their dream future...

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.