StreetsmARTs





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



"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 insights into solutions."
Kelly McRell



For more than a year, 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


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StreetsmARTs documentary  
Traveling with the participants through their daily lives


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StreetsmARTs presentations:

Call Me By My Name
May 5, 2019 @ 5 PM
followed by discussion and reception

Check back for details about August event

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 The Playworks Group and First United Methodist Church (Val Rosenquist, Senior Pastor).


About StreetsmARTs from Steve Umberger

Excerpt from the StreetsmARTs project Call Me By My Name

StreetsmARTs Theatre Staff