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.
SEVEN goes on the road again…this time in the USA!

SEVEN goes on the road again…this time in the USA!

When Carol Mack called me and asked me if I wanted to join her and be a part of a documentary play project about women human rights workers who risked their lives to make better conditions for other women, I jumped at the chance. So did Ruth Margraff, Susan Yankowitz,...
PFO, here we come….

PFO, here we come….

So. The contracts are signed. It’s almost time to let the cat out of the bag. (Why is there a cat in this bag…?) In 2020, composer Guang Yang and I are heading off to Pittsburgh to unveil our brand new opera. We’re waiting for PFO to make the formal...
FemFest at the Fountain — with a Fierce Cast

FemFest at the Fountain — with a Fierce Cast

The Fountain Theatre storms kicks off 2019 with FemFest – Plays By and About Women, and it’s a thrill to be included. First in the month-long series of events are readings of Lauren Gunderson’s NATURAL SHOCKS, with three different casts from three different theatres from all over town: Echo Theatre,...

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