Paula Cizmar

Expert in social, human, and environmental issues in theatre
  • Associate Professor of Theatre Practice - Dramatic Writing
  • Member of Earth Science Communication Initiative
Cell: 323-376-1216


  • documentary theatre
  • social justice issues and the arts
  • theatre as a force for human rights
  • gender and equity issues in theatre
  • women in theatre
  • environmental issues and the arts
  • water and drought as portrayed in theatre and media
  • Owens Valley as portrayed in media
  • climate change as portrayed in theatre
  • theatre of the American West

Additional Information

  • Author of 20+plays, including SEVEN, a documentary play about international human rights workers written with six other female playwrights including Carol Mack and Anna Deavere Smith, which has been produced in 35 countries
  • Founder of The Deep Map Theatre project, which creates alternative theatre on issues affecting the diverse people of the American West