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Acting Our Age 2022:
Using Our Voices 

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

November 2022
Booth Playhouse / Blumenthal Performing Arts
Film documentary coming in 2023




Call Me By My Name (2020-2022)
A film directed by Steve Umberger
Director of Photography Jay Thomas
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
September 11 - Holy Covenant


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. 






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

Stage production and film documentary
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 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
Director of Photography Jay Thomas
Produced with 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.

Please email info@playworksonline.org for more information.


Event gallery 2021-22


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