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Paula

Cizmar

 

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Membership level
Sister/Mister
First Name
Paula
Last name
Cizmar
 

Playwright information

Biography
Paula Cizmar is an award-winning playwright and one of the authors of the internationally acclaimed documentary theatre piece, SEVEN. Translated into over 20 languages, the play has been produced around the world, including in Sweden, Nigeria, Argentina, Japan, Jordan, India, Afghanistan, Lithuania, and multiple countries in The Balkans. The play explores the risky work of women activists struggling to create changes in human rights policies around the globe. Cizmar’s plays have been produced off-Broadway, in London, in Europe, and in regional theatres from Maine to California including Portland Stage, San Diego Rep, LaMaMa, The Jungle Theatre, The American Place Theatre, Playwrights Arena, and the Women’s Project. Plays include: THE CHISERA, JANUARY, BONE DRY, THE DEATH OF A MINER, STILL LIFE WITH PARROT & MONKEY, CANDY & SHELLEY GO TO THE DESERT, GHOST DANCE ON MULHOLLAND, and STREET STORIES. With Laura Shamas, she created a performance piece VENUS IN ORANGE. Honors include two NEA grants, a Drama-Logue Award, a Special Commendation from the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, a Rockefeller residency at Bellagio, Italy, and a TCG/Mellon Foundation On the Road Grant. Her latest works include THE LAST NIGHTS OF SCHEHERAZADE and WATER RITES. Also an educator, she is an associate professor of playwriting in the School of Dramatic Arts at USC. She is represented by Samara Harris Anderson at the Robert Freedman Agency (samara@robertfreedmanagency.com). More info: www.paulacizmar.net
Representative Play Titles
SEVEN, THE CHISERA, CANDY & SHELLEY GO TO THE DESERT, JANUARY, STILL LIFE WITH PARROT & MONKEY, THE DEATH OF A MINER, GHOST DANCE ON MULHOLLAND, GOAT SPRINGS ETERNAL, STREET STORIES, VENUS IN ORANGE, BONE DRY
 

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Country
USA
 

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