Short plays originally commissioned as part of the Plurality of Privacy Project in Five-Minute Plays (P3M5) will be shared at Sacramento’s B Street Theatre. Plays from Austria, the UK, Baltimore, Seattle, and Atlanta will be presented, along with an original piece on privacy crafted by an artist at B Street. The evening will feature an hour-long performance of the plays and a talk-back on digital privacy issues followed by a social hour with cocktails and music.
For more than 25 years, B Street Theatre has been delighting audiences of all ages. Founded by actor Timothy Busfield in 1986 as Theatre for Children, Inc., the company’s first focus was a touring theatre company for children. In 1991, in an effort to broaden the success of the company, Timothy Busfield and his brother Buck Busfield created B Street Theatre. Most of the plays produced each year are world, national, West Coast or regional premieres. B Street Theatre has enjoyed stunning success since its inception, and performs to approximately 70,000 adults annually.
P3M5 is a groundbreaking transatlantic theater project focused on the value of privacy. In cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Washington, theaters across the US and Europe have commissioned playwrights to write five-minute plays exploring the central question, “What does privacy mean to you in the digital age?” The resulting plays, and subsequent short films adapted from them, are being presented in different formats by a network of theaters, festivals, and other organizations between January 2017 and June 2018.