In 2019 and 2020, Call Me By My Name and Acting Our Age were performed, after 18 months and 15 months of development, respectively. An innovative blend of documentary film and live presentation, these works-in-progress continue virtually in 2021, being reinvented for this new age. (In-person activity is postponed due to Covid-19.) Check back for updates.

Call Me By My Name
A film by Steve Umberger and Jay Thomas
Produced by The Playworks Group with First United Methodist Church

Development screenings-in-progress (postponed):
January 23, Beatties Ford library screening/discussion
January 26, University City library screening
February 1, ImaginOn Wells Fargo Theatre screening/discussion
May 23 at 2 PM, ImaginOn Wells Fargo Theatre, screening/discussion

The group in Call Me By My Name continued to meet in 2020, documenting the pandemic 
from a street view in real time. This will become part of the developing project and film in 2021.

Acting Our Age 2020
A film of the 2019 production
Film produced by The Playworks Group
Acting Our Age originally produced with Aldersgate

January 27-28 - Carolina Theater (Durham) / Chelsea Theatre (Chapel Hill) 
Duke University Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and The Forest at Duke  

Still Acting Our Age 2020-2021  
Created by Lyndall Hare, Steve Umberger & cast
Produced with Aldersgate

A new AOA project with a new cast began in February 2020. Due to Covid, the project moved
online and has been an opportunity to document the pandemic in real time from inside one of
the most vulnerable populations. Four of the eight cast members are pictured above.

Full house at the original Acting Our Age, 2019

For more about Acting Our Age and Call Me By My Name visit their pages on this site.

2020-2021 event gallery


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