Acting Our Age

For 15 months, seven people ages 73-95 met to talk about their lives and the history they helped to make, including the Great Depression, the Civil Rights movement of the 60's, the rise of corporate America, and four wars. 

Created by Lyndall Hare and Steve Umberger   
Director Steve Umberger 
Film by Steve Umberger/Jay Thomas  
Music Fred Story
Sponsored by Aldersgate 

Watch how Acting Our Age was created.

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Photography: Jay Thomas, Bob Payet, Lyndall Hare, Barry Sherman, Steve Umberger



The film of Acting Our Age is available for screenings, with accompanying workshops. Email us here for more details. 

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

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Acting Our Age was produced by The Playworks Group with Aldersgate, a non-profit organization, to honor the elder community - now the largest and fastest growing segment of the population - and to create an educational tool to archive and appreciate 100 years of American history. 

Aldersgate is a non-profit retirement community actively involved in redefining and shaping the future of senior living.