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.
Coming soon….from Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble

Coming soon….from Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble

Details will be coming soon re: how to sign up to attend the Pandemic Plays event, produced by Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble. We recorded my two short pieces, DELIVERY and UNDERGROUND, last week with two stellar casts directed by Gregg Daniel. Just a few recordings to go and then the...
A Chance To Hear SEVEN On Audio

A Chance To Hear SEVEN On Audio

LA Theatre Works’ production of SEVEN was in the middle of a 27-city tour of the U.S. when the pandemic closed down theatre venues across the country. But LATW thought it was important for people to have access to our play during the time of quarantine–and so they are making...
Honored To Join These Amazing People in Lower Depth presents…

Honored To Join These Amazing People in Lower Depth presents…

More news soon, but I’m thrilled to announce that I was one of the playwrights selected to create a short play for Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble’s Pandemic Plays project. The founders and artistic directors of LDTE are a multitalented, dedicated crew with a beautiful mission: “We are a social change...

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.