In 2019 and 2020, Call Me By My Name and Acting Our Age were performed, after 18 months and 15 months of development, 
respectively. An innovative blend of documentary film and live presentation, these works-in-progress continue in 2021.

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

Past development screenings-in-progress:
January 23, Beatties Ford library screening/discussion
January 26, University City library screening
February 1, ImaginOn Wells Fargo Theatre screening/discussion
May 23 at 2 PM, ImaginOn Wells Fargo Theatre, screening/discussion

The StreetsmARTs program, through which Call Me By My Name was developed, is the recent recipient of a 2021 grant from 
the N.C. Humanities Council. Please check back for more about the further development of the documentary through this award.

Acting Our Age 2020
A film of the 2019 production
Film produced by The Playworks Group
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
Produced with and sponsored by Aldersgate

A new AOA project with a new cast began in February 2020. Due to COVID, the project moved online, and 
with a 2021 project, has been an opportunity to document the pandemic in real time from inside the events,
in this visionary annual series that celebrates the lives and resilience of elders.

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.

2020-2021 event gallery


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