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

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...

...to 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.
UNDERGROUND at Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble’s Pandemic Play Festival
 

UNDERGROUND at Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble’s Pandemic Play Festival

UNDERGROUND was first presented on Thursday, July 2, 2020 with Jason Delane Lee playing James, Jeanne Sakata playing Anna, and Aaron Lyons playing Bo. UNDERGROUND was shown on the Pandemic Play Re-Play from July 3 – July 10.
DELIVERY at Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble’s Pandemic Play Festival
 

DELIVERY at Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble’s Pandemic Play Festival

DELIVERY premiered on June 30, 2020 with Mia Ellis playing Reyna, Bonnie Bailey-Reed playing RoseEllen, and Veralyn Jones playing The Voice. Available on the Pandemic Plays RePlay from July 3 – July 10.
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...

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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.