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.
GOLDEN – A Few Glimpses

GOLDEN – A Few Glimpses

A team of 21 dedicated artists came together and in one week put together an amazing first look at GOLDEN – a new musical.  With book & lyrics by Paula Cizmar and music by Nathan Wang, directed by Diana Wyenn,  GOLDEN tells the story of the Old World versus the...
And next up –  CCTA 2019

And next up – CCTA 2019

Climate Change Theatre Action 2019 is gearing up, and I’m so happy to be a part of it.  This event is global and is an opportunity for the arts to take on the issue that touches us all:  climate change.  Whether it’s air quality, or extreme weather, or ocean levels...
The Absolute Fun of the Sitzprobe

The Absolute Fun of the Sitzprobe

Rehearsals with an orchestra are so utterly delightful, kind of a playwright’s idea of heaven–especially when the musicians are superb.  And the musicians for GOLDEN are just so incredibly talented and dedicated.   Here’s a view of the sitzprobe–just the schmancy term for when the orchestra and the singers meet...

ideas and issues

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