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.
I N V I S I B L E makes its debut

I N V I S I B L E makes its debut

To start off the new decade, my collaborator, composer Guang Yang, and I were so very fortunate to have I N V I S I B L E, our short opera, included in the Eurydice Found Festival, presented by LA Opera, on January 16, 2020. The opera was one of...
Antigone X Out in the World

Antigone X Out in the World

Nothing thrills me more than to see my plays getting out into the world–on their own. When someone discovers one of these works thoroughly on their own and gets passionate about it and then takes it to production, that is a thrill. It is also truly rewarding to find out...


Meet the playwrights of the Climate Change Theatre Action “LA – At the Intersection,” which will be performed Saturday November 9 at 2 pm at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles in partnership with Visions and Voices. The consequences of climate change in Los Angeles (and most urban areas)...

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.