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.
Look for FIRECRACKERS in the New Year

Look for FIRECRACKERS in the New Year

Coming in the New Year of 2021–the Year of the Ox–is our brand new short opera, FIRECRACKERS, commissioned by White Snake Opera in Boston. FIRECRACKERS (composer Guang Yang, librettist Paula Cizmar) will be presented as a workshop performance in January, with a full World Premiere production in December 2021. Details...
Coming Soon at West Edge Opera

Coming Soon at West Edge Opera

In May, West Edge Opera presents SNAPSHOTS, a performance of scenes and excerpts from brand new operas–and we’re happy to announce that a scene from I N V I S I B LE, music by Guang Yang, libretto by Paula Cizmar, will be presented along with the works of such...
UNDERGROUND at Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble’s Pandemic Play Festival

UNDERGROUND at Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble’s Pandemic Play Festival

UNDERGROUND was first presented on Thursday, July 2, 2020 with Jason Delane Lee playing James, Jeanne Sakata playing Anna, and Aaron Lyons playing Bo. UNDERGROUND was shown on the Pandemic Play Re-Play from July 3 – July 10.

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