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.
Minerva’s Owl Flies Again

Minerva’s Owl Flies Again

A scene from THE NIGHT FLIGHT OF MINERVA’S OWL, music composed by Guang Yang, libretto by Paula Cizmar, is being presented on Friday April 30 by Thornton School of Music at USC. Performed online with animations and puppetry, OWL tells the story of three young women in different parts of...
INVISIBLE comes to Snapshot

INVISIBLE comes to Snapshot

West Edge Opera and Earplay present Snapshot, a series of new operas, which will be performed on May 15, 2021 at the Bruns Amphitheatre in the Bay Area. INVISIBLE, music composed by Guang Yang and libretto by Paula Cizmar, will be a part of the program, which also includes THIS...
SZ:LA – A First Look

SZ:LA – A First Look

Sacrifice Zone: Los Angeles (SZ:LA) is now launched. This ongoing, evolving project about environmental justice issues was presented in its first-phase form in March 2021. Produced online with a hybrid of live performances, video, and animation, this multimedia, documentary theatre project has many moving parts–and they each got a test...

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