Steve Umberger has directed and produced stage and film/video projects for many companies. Favorite directing credits include The Road to Mecca, Three Hotels, Falsettos, Proof, Alice in Concert, 33 Variations, Angels in America, The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, and all six productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

He has founded or co-developed four companies including directing and producing 100+ plays as Founder/Artistic Director of Charlotte Repertory Theatre (LORT). The Rep team includes Tony Award, Academy Award, Emmy Award and Pulitzer Prize winning artists.

His work includes theatre and symphony collaborations; interdisciplinary projects; and the long-term development and premieres of many new scripts. For Playworks, recent work includes a new format: stage and film documentaries created with 'citizens of history.'

Member Stage Directors and Choreographers Society / Actors' Equity Association

   Projects / events 2015-2021

Stage and film documentaries

Produced for The Playworks Group (Director), the stage and film documentaries Acting Our Age and StreetsmARTs were created with production teams and groups of people whose collective stories are close-ups on America's story; developed and produced in first phases 2017-2020, continuing now online.

The World Only Spins Forward

Alongside the 2018 Broadway revival of Angels in America, The World Only Spins Forward  (Bloomsbury) by Isaac Butler and Dan Kois, tells how Angels changed the world through interviews with 250 people who have worked on the plays, including the Charlotte Rep team.

The Christians

Lucas Hnath's nationally acclaimed play, produced by The Playworks Group and The Pine Hill Project at Blumenthal Performing Arts in 2017, hosted a conversation about what 'we' believe, and included broad community involvement in a six month project.

Lunch at the Piccadilly

The new musical by best selling novelist Clyde Edgerton and Drama Desk Award winner Mike Craver was developed by Playworks in three productions and at the York Theatre Company, NY (with Mike Craver, Trip Plymale, Amy Jones, Patty Cucco, Rebecca Koon, Greg King, Fleur Alys Dobbins, Neal Mayer) (2015 production sponsored by Aldersgate)


Stage galleries
 Images: Donna Bise, Jay Thomas, Perry Tannenbaum, William Guerrant, Mitchell Kearney, 
Nyghtfalcon, Norris Greenlee, Tom Terrell, Bobby Moody, Mark Garvin, Pelham Palmer 
Logo designs: Winnie Newton, Jason Boys
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