In 2019, Call Me By My Name and Acting Our Age were performed, after 18 months and 15 months of development, respectively. A blend of documentary film and live presentation, these works-in-progress continue in final phases. As of May 2020, production activity is postponed due to Covid-19. Please check back for updates.

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

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

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  
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 became 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.

As of May 2020 production activity is postponed. Reschedule dates will be posted here.

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 event gallery


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