The Plurality of Privacy Project

The Plurality of Privacy Project in Five-Minute Plays (P3M5) is a groundbreaking transatlantic theater project focused on the value of privacy. In cooperation with the Goethe-Institute Washington, fifteen theaters across the U.S. and Europe have commissioned playwrights to write five-minute plays and short film adaptations exploring the central question, “What does privacy mean to you in the digital age?”  These performances are presented to initiate an artistic and cultural dialogue centered around varying American and European understandings of privacy.

Throughout the Global Film Festival weekend, live performances of the plays will happen in and around festival venues. Kevin Place (W&M ‘14), the P3M5 Theatre Outreach Coordinator, will introduce the project and student participants during the Canon Shorts Program #1, which will also include short film adaptations of three plays.

Faculty Advisor – Liz Wiley, Associate Professor of Theatre


Directed by Ivy Duerr ‘17

#Rohwer // 1942 – Shrilly Lu ’20, 2017 – Victoria Fong ’19
@hotmigrants // Daughter – Victoria Fong ’19, Mother – Meredith Wolf ’20
The Truth & Nothing but the Truth // Ana- Hannah Brown ’20, Cristina- Stephanie Dolan ’20


Directed by Rachel Kilgore ’17

What is Essential… // Hot Babe – Brennan McCray ’20, Nejc – Nick Adjami ’17
Leitgeb // A – Lorien Deyo-Rivera ’19, B – Gabrielle Canning ’18


Directed by Madelaine Foster ’18

Privacy // Paige – Gabrielle Canning ’18, Dee – Hannah Brown ’20
Inner Sanctum // Casey – Ivy Duerr ’17, Amy – Hayley Wenk ’18


Directed by Barclay Sparrow ’17

Empty Your Pockets // Laura – Ivy Duerr ’17, Gordon – Clive LePage ’18


Directed by Conor Wilson ’19

Surveillance State // A – Clive LePage ’18, B – Hayley Wenk ’18 C – Brennan McCray ’20
90221301-PINK // Henry – Clive Lepage ’18



The W&M Global Film Festival installation of this project is sponsored by Triangle Arts & Culture League,
which supports, promotes, and develops public art in all forms.


Full Schedule