In 2019-20, Call Me By My Name and Acting Our Age had 18 months and 15 months of initial
development, respectively. A blend of documentary film and live presentation, the work continues in 2022.

Call Me By My Name (2020-2022)
A film by Steve Umberger and Jay Thomas
Directed by Steve Umberger
Produced by The Playworks Group with First United Methodist Church

2020 development screenings and discussions:
January 23, Beatties Ford library
January 26, University City library
February 1, ImaginOn Wells Fargo Theatre

2022 development screenings and discussions:
January 29 - Dilworth United Methodist Church
February 23 - Temple Beth El
March 6 - Caldwell Presbyterian
March 20 - Park Road Baptist
May 15 - First Christian Church
May 23 - Unitarian Universalist Community
June 27 - Aldersgate

The StreetsmARTs program, through which Call Me By My Name was developed, is the recipient of a 2021 grant from the N.C. Humanities Council.

The film is dedicated to lighting designer Eric Winkenwerder. It is available for screenings and discussions. 

Acting Our Age
A Century of America in Seven Voices
~ Seven people discover how they intersected with 100 years of American history ~

A film of the 2019 production
Project created by Lyndall Hare, Steve Umberger
Film produced by The Playworks Group
Directed by Steve Umberger
Acting Our Age originally produced with Aldersgate

The film is available for screenings.
Previous screenings - Carolina Theater (Durham) / Chelsea Theatre (Chapel Hill) 
Duke University Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and The Forest at Duke  

Acting Our Age 2021:
Voices of the Pandemic 
~ A film about living and learning through the events of 2020-2021 ~

Created by Lyndall Hare, Steve Umberger & cast
Film by Steve Umberger
Produced with Aldersgate

The film is available for screenings.

Coming November 2022

Acting Our Age 2022:
Using Our Voices 

~ A live stage production about how the Silent Generation became the Boomer Generation ~

November 2 and 3, 2022
Booth Playhouse, Blumenthal Performing Arts
Tickets on sale in September; please check back


Full house at the original Acting Our Age, 2019, McGlohon Theatre

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

Please email for more information.

Event gallery 2021-22


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