Acting Our Age

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. 
Acting Our Age:
A Century of America in Seven Voices
Created by Lyndall Hare and Steve Umberger with the cast 
Director Steve Umberger   
Film Editor Jay Thomas / Music Fred Story
Stage production produced with Aldersgate 

Watch Acting Our Age premiere trailer:
Lyndall Hare, Steve Umberger and former Aldersgate COO Jeff Weatherhead talk about the project:

Acting Our Age gallery


"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 coverage

Acting Our Age 2020-2022
Acting Our Age has become an annual series. 2020-2022 saw new groups document their eras, past and present. Voices of the Pandemic (2021) is a film about living and learning through 2020-2021. Each edition of Acting Our Age reflects the times of its cast.

Coming November 2022 
A live stage production and film about how the Silent Generation paved the way for the Boomer Generation

November 2 & 3, 2022
Booth Playhouse, Blumenthal Performing Arts
Tickets on sale in September / Please check back

The Acting Our Age films are available for screenings. Please email for more information.