Kevin Place, P3M5 Coordinator Five Minute Plays from UVA

In conversation with the P3M5 plays, Professor Doug Grissom led students in the Department of Drama at the University of Virginia in the creation of their own new plays that respond to the same prompt: “What does privacy mean to you in the digital age?”

Five of these student pieces were staged alongside the original pieces at UVA and helped to bring the conversation on privacy more directly to the university community.  The scripts of these plays can be found below; they are available for other theaters to stage in conjunction with P3M5.

  • Will Be Live, P3M5 Project, UVA Department of Drama Will Be Live, P3M5 Project, UVA Department of Drama
  • Shared Space, P3M5 Project, UVA Department of Drama. Photo by Michael Bailey Shared Space, P3M5 Project, UVA Department of Drama. Photo by Michael Bailey
  • Rec, P3M5 Project, UVA Department of Drama. Photo by Michael Bailey Rec, P3M5 Project, UVA Department of Drama. Photo by Michael Bailey
  • Do Not Disturb, P3M5 Project, UVA Department of Drama. Photo by Michael Bailey Do Not Disturb, P3M5 Project, UVA Department of Drama. Photo by Michael Bailey
  • Remembrance, P3M5 Project, UVA Department of Drama.  Photo by Michael Bailey Remembrance, P3M5 Project, UVA Department of Drama. Photo by Michael Bailey
Will Be Live by Micah Watson
Is privacy always a good thing? This play examines how digital technology could come to the aid of a victim of police brutality by limiting the privacy of certain moments.
Shared Space by Ben Feldman
Ever feel like big data is used to target you with advertisements? You absolutely would if you owned a TV in the world of this zany but not-so-far-off play.
REC by Christine McLennan
Nora wants to secretly capture a special moment between her and her boyfriend until things change and she wishes she could have the recording back.
Do Not Disturb by Ben Feldman
Be careful of the WiFi at the only hotel in Paintersville, VA in this comedy that reminds you to always read the fine print.
Remembrance by Mimi Robinson
Does Bree’s social media post cheapen the intimacy of a private moment between her and her grieving cousin Mia?