Greetings from Venus

Calling all lovers of theatre, ancient rites, modern rituals, spectacle, movement, music, fun!  venus in orange has a brand new website–with excerpts from the script available for reading. venus in orange is a performance piece with movement and music, written by Paula Cizmar (that’s me)  and Laura Shamas. Our unconventional play…

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Water Rites

When there is plenty of water, we don’t think about it much more than we do breathing.  But when it disappears?  Water Rites is a multidisciplinary celebration of water in the tradition of deep ecology.  It is theatre, documentary, community storytelling.  What do we love about water?  How does it fit…

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Documentary to Spectacle – Theatre Theatre Theatre

Nothing is more exciting than witnessing words on a page transform into movement, sound, action–bodies moving through space, actors giving life to characters, stories unfolding in real time.  With SEVEN, the documentary play conceived by Carol K. Mack and written by seven female playwrights–Catherine Filloux, Gail Kriegel, Carol K. Mack, Ruth…

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365 Women A Year in Los Angeles

There are so many untold stories–and so many extraordinary women who haven’t been spoken of, let alone depicted onstage.  The 365 Women A Year project is designed to start solving that disparity, with new short plays about incredible women in history–one for each day of the year–being created annually.  (It’s almost…

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From the Self-Starter Dept: The Group Thing…I like it…

More and more, playwrights are sending out invitations.  Not just the typical request to attend a reading or a production or workshop–but something even more imaginative.  They’re inviting other playwrights to join them in creating group projects.   It’s a trend that I’m really enjoying–not only as a willing participant, but also…

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