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.

Next up – THE CHISERA for Earth Day

THE CHISERA will be performed on Earth Day, Friday April 22, as the first play in Mach 33:  The Festival of New Science Plays.  Directed by Arden Thomas, and part of a special Earth Day celebration that includes a sound artist from the Owens Valley, plus food trucks, and free...

Water Rites

When there is plenty of water, we don’t think about it much more than we do breathing.  But when it disappears?  Water Rites is a multidisciplinary celebration of water in the tradition of deep ecology.  It is theatre, documentary, community storytelling.  What do we love about water?  How does it fit...

SEVEN celebrates remarkable women changing the world

And The March to MARCH campaign has begun.   SEVEN, the documentary play, has already had productions and readings in many parts of the world, but there are vast  numbers of people who still know very little about domestic violence or human trafficking and how this particularly affects women–and what...

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.