Call Me By My Name
A stage and film documentary by and about the homeless community
Developed with the participants of the StreetsmARTs Theatre Project

Director: Steve Umberger   Video Production: Jay Thomas
Team: Lyndall Hare, Ann Huskey, Rebecca Koon, Jinny Mitchell, Mark Sutton

For eighteen months, participants who have experienced homelessness met weekly to tell their stories and to create this stage and film documentary. The resulting performance combines live theatre and documentary video, as well as still photography by the participants, and is a revealing and authentic look at life on the street with those who have lived it

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Photography: William Guerrant


StreetsmARTs documentary  
Traveling with the participants through their daily lives


StreetsmARTs next performance:

Call Me By My Name
September 23, 2019, with discussion and reception
Duke Energy Theatre / Spirit Square Arts Center
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Program development made possible by a Vitality Grant, a Justice and Reconciliation Grant of the Metro District of the United Methodist Church, the financial support of First United Methodist Church, and donations from the general public.   

StreetsmARTs is a collaboration between First United Methodist Church (Val Rosenquist, Senior Pastor) and The Playworks Group.    

"When looking at the issue of poverty, it is easy to dehumanize the voices of those walking that very experience. But as we see in StreetsmARTs, they have the best insight into solutions."  Kelly McRell

"StreetsmARTs enables our neighbors to access their creativity and express their own unique understanding of their experiences."  Val Rosenquist 

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About StreetsmARTs from Steve Umberger

Excerpt from the StreetsmARTs project Call Me By My Name

StreetsmARTs Theatre Staff