Acting Our Age


Acting Our Age 2022:
Using Our Voices

~ A new live edition with seven people who uncover how The Silent Generation paved the way for the Boomers ~

November 2022
Booth Playhouse / Blumenthal Performing Arts
Film documentary coming in 2023

The creative team: Jay Thomas, Mitzi Corrigan, Barbara Berry, Fred Story, Lyndall Hare (Co-creator) and Steve Umberger (Director and Co-creator)



About the series 2018-2023:

In 2018-2019, seven people ages 73-95 met to create a theatre event and a film from the stories of their lives and the history they helped to make in the Great Depression, the March on Washington, the civil rights era, and four wars. It started the Acting Our Age project, which has since had three more editions in this series with people whose life stories show how American history was made.
 

Acting Our Age Series  
Created by Lyndall Hare and Steve Umberger with the casts 
Director Steve Umberger   
Film Editor Jay Thomas / Music Fred Story
Stage productions produced with Aldersgate 



Watch Acting Our Age premiere trailer and read more below
Lyndall Hare, Steve Umberger and former Aldersgate COO Jeff Weatherhead on the project:






Acting Our Age gallery 2018-2022
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"The collaboration between theatre director and gerontologist turns decades of memories into a collective whole." 
Observer (feature) 

"This is an example of how we can save the world - conversations, empathy, engagement."  
Audience member Beth Monaghan



Links to press & program


Southpark Magazine 2022 The Silent Generation Speaks

The Biscuit 2022 Silents Speak Out

Read the Acting Our Age 2022 program and history online.



Stage productions produced with Aldersgate


Email info@playworksonline.org for more information.