Paula Cizmar is a playwright who teaches at USC’s School of Dramatic Arts. Her work combines poetry and politics and often takes on environmental issues as well as women’s rights. Her plays have been produced at Portland Stage, Jungle Theatre (Minneapolis), San Diego Rep, Playwrights Arena @LATC, and many others. Plays include January, The Death of a Miner, The Chisera, and Street Stories. Among her many honors are an NEA fellowship and a TCG/Mellon Foundation On the Road grant. She is one of the writers of the documentary play Seven, which has been translated into 20+ languages and has been produced all over the world. Her latest work, a dark comedy called Goat Springs Eternal!, takes on environmental issues along the U.S. – Mexico border and is an adaptation of a 17th-century Spanish play by Lope de Vega. You can also visit her website, follow her on Twitter, or visit her Facebook.