Acting Our Age:
Using Our Voices 

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

Live performance
Booth Playhouse / Blumenthal Performing Arts 2022
Event film 2023

Call Me By My Name (2023)
Directed by Steve Umberger
Director of Photography Jay Thomas 
Music Fred Story

 ~ A film about the creativity of the unhoused community ~
Developed 2018-2021

Call Me By My Name is the recipient of a 2021 development grant from the N.C. Humanities Council.

The film is dedicated to lighting designer Eric Winkenwerder. 

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

Stage production and event film developed 2018-2020
Project created by Lyndall Hare, Steve Umberger
Film produced by The Playworks Group
Directed by Steve Umberger
Director of Photography Jay Thomas
Acting Our Age originally sponsored by Aldersgate

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

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

Created by Lyndall Hare, Steve Umberger & cast
Film directed by Steve Umberger
Director of Photography Jay Thomas
Sponsored by Aldersgate

~ Acting Our Age is a series created with people whose life stories show how American history was made. ~


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.

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Event gallery 2021-23


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