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.
Getting Closer to GOLDEN

Getting Closer to GOLDEN

And now, we have a reservation line for GOLDEN, performance on Saturday, December 1 @ 7 pm in Los Angeles.  A first look at a new musical.   Book & lyrics by Paula Cizmar.  Music by Nathan Wang.  Directed by Diana Wyenn.   Venue to be announced soon, but here’s...
A First Look at GOLDEN

A First Look at GOLDEN

Look for a preview of the musical GOLDEN, book & lyrics by Paula Cizmar, music by Nathan Wang, in December 2018.  GOLDEN is set in Paso Robles, California.  1914.  The world is at the brink of war.  Two real-life characters from history–Ignace Jan Paderewski, an Old World concert pianist and...
And even a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame…

And even a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame…

The performance of GOLDEN, music by Nathan Wang, book & lyrics by Paula Cizmar (me), is growing closer and today we discovered Paderewski (a key figure in our story) has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame–right on Hollywood Boulevard near Vine Street.   So save the date:  December...

ideas and issues

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