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    "Under the sure-handed direction of Steve Umberger, the marvelous ensemble makes the difficult look easy."
Philadelphia / Montgomery Media 


"With the documentary, what they built over a year and a half was more than a script; they built a family." 
QC Nerve 




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, 33 Variations, Alice in Concert, Angels in America, The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, all six productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream, and new plays by Wendy Hammond, Beth Henley and Clyde Edgerton.

He has founded or co-developed four companies including directing and producing 100+ plays as Founder/Artistic Director of Charlotte Repertory Theatre, one of the 70+ national members of The League of Resident Theatres. The Rep team includes a collective of resident and visiting artists, among them Tony Award, Academy Award, Tony Award, Emmy Award and Pulitzer Prize winners.

His work includes theatre and symphony collaborations; interdisciplinary projects; and the long-term development and premieres of many new scripts. He's been a frequent consultant and guest lecturer including for Davidson College, FUMC and Aldersgate. For Playworks (Founder / Director), recent work includes a new format: stage and film documentaries created with 'citizens of history.'


Member Stage Directors and Choreographers Society / Actors' Equity Association




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Website by aMAYESd / Photos: Donna Bise, Norris Greenlee, Nyghtfalcon, Tom Terrell, William Guerrant, Jay Thomas, Perry Tannenbaum
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