Call Me By My Name
A stage and film documentary with and about the homeless community

Director: Steve Umberger   Video Production: Jay Thomas
Assistant Director: Mark Sutton   Artistic Associate: Jinny Mitchell  
Cast: Belinda Hunter, Hilda Mojica, Paul Lessard, Mary Subach, Christina C. Williams

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.   


September 23 at 3 and 7 PM / Duke Energy Theatre, Spirit Square
The first act is a documentary film about the project. The second act is a live presentation by the participants.
Donations welcome at the door  

"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 experience."  Val Rosenquist  

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Photography: William Guerrant


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