Paula Cizmar

PAULA CIZMAR is an award-winning playwright/librettist whose work often takes a poetic approach to social issues.  Her plays include: ANTIGONE X (Cal Rep); THE LAST NIGHTS OF SCHEHERAZADE, winner of the Israel Baran Award; STRAWBERRY, under development at Boston Court Theatre (Pasadena, CA); and THE CHISERA, presented at Palm Beach Drama Works’ 2022 New Year/New Plays! Festival.  Her audio play, THE VIG (INGLEWOOD-90303), can be heard on The Zip Code Plays, Season 2, the Ambie-nominated fiction audio series produced by Antaeus Theatre Company.  She is one of the writers of the documentary play SEVEN (produced in over 30+ countries and translated into 22 languages).  With composer Nathan Wang, she was commissioned by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute to write the musical GOLDEN. She wrote the libretto for INVISIBLE, music composed by Guang Yang (LA Opera Eurydice Found Festival and West Edge Opera’s Snapshot), and THE NIGHT FLIGHT OF MINERVA’S OWL (composer Guang Yang), winner of the Pittsburgh Festival Opera Fight for the Right competition.  She is the co-creator and curator (with Michael Bodie) of SACRIFICE ZONE: LOS ANGELES, a documentary multimedia project that highlights the activists who work for environmental justice.  www.paulacizmar.com