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.

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...

Documentary to Spectacle – Theatre Theatre Theatre

Nothing is more exciting than witnessing words on a page transform into movement, sound, action–bodies moving through space, actors giving life to characters, stories unfolding in real time.  With SEVEN, the documentary play conceived by Carol K. Mack and written by seven female playwrights–Catherine Filloux, Gail Kriegel, Carol K. Mack, Ruth...

365 Women A Year in Los Angeles

There are so many untold stories–and so many extraordinary women who haven’t been spoken of, let alone depicted onstage.  The 365 Women A Year project is designed to start solving that disparity, with new short plays about incredible women in history–one for each day of the year–being created annually.  (It’s almost...

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.