"As a nation and world, we are still grappling with the broadcasting of our personal lives in the information age," Gibbs said in a written statement. "I don't think we yet know how to walk the line between putting ourselves out there for all to see and keeping our private moments to ourselves.
"The Plurality of Privacy playwrights look at these questions through lenses that reveal the issues most pertinent in their cultures, whether it be government surveillance, social media or our persona in the public eye."
The Sunday program begins at 7 p.m. A pre-performance conversation with Cathy Kimball, executive director and chief curator at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, begins at 6:30 p.m. The ICA is currently featuring an exhibition by artist Chris Eckert, called "Privacy Not Included," and Kimball will talk about the exhibition and issues that it and the Plurality of Privacy project explore.
The full-length plays featured during the festival are: "Designated Muslim," by Bushra Burney; "Miracle Lake," by Susan Jackson; "Speaking the Language," by Marsha Roberts; and "Desperate Hearts," by Douglas Rees.
For more information about the three-day festival and the privacy project, and for tickets, go to cltc.org and click on Concerts & Special Events.
City Lights Theater is at 529 S. Second St. in downtown San Jose.
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