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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
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

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. 

Please email info@playworksonline.org for more information.






Acting Our Age
A Century of America in Seven Voices
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.
2020 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 
Created by Lyndall Hare, Steve Umberger & cast
Documentary film by Steve Umberger
Produced with and sponsored by Aldersgate

The film is available for screenings.

A new Acting Our Age project is in development for production in November 2022.
  

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.


2020-2022 event gallery


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