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.
Take the Tour

Take the Tour

Now available, the tour of the zip codes featured in the Zip Code Plays, series 2, produced by Antaeus Theatre. Now you can go on a little trip to Inglewood 90303, then time travel back to 2013–days before Hollywood Park closed its doors forever in THE VIG. Directed by Bernadette...
Zip Code Plays Are Here – Now Listen at Leisure

Zip Code Plays Are Here – Now Listen at Leisure

Season 2 of Antaeus Theatre’s Zip Code Plays has dropped! Antaeus’ popular series of audio plays has launched six new plays out into the universe, all available for listening–for free. Journey to the far under visited corners of Los Angeles, meet the real people in the diverse neighborhoods, take a...
Getting It Done – Virtual Rehearsal, Live Performance

Getting It Done – Virtual Rehearsal, Live Performance

As we get closer and closer to being able to be together–live, in person–for performances, adjustments get made! INVISIBLE (music by Guang Yang, libretto by Paula Cizmar) was rehearsed outdoors in a socially distanced responsible way–in a board member’s back patio. Then dress rehearsal happened in Bruns Amphitheatre–an outdoor venue–and...

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