Stage and film projects 2005-present (partial list) for companies including AEA / LORT among them People's Light (Philadelphia), Florida Studio Theatre, Riverside Theatre (FL), Festival Stage, York Theatre Company NY, Cape Fear Regional, NC Shakespeare Festival, Playworks Group at Blumenthal Performing Arts and Spirit Square Arts Center  See galleries for more

Contemporary & premieres 
Director (*and Producer or co-producer)

"Umberger's direction is wonderfully efficient. There's real artistry here, sometimes in the smallest details."  Leib, Tampa Bay Planet



"If a checklist for good Shakespeare direction exists, Umberger's production earns a near-perfect grade." Cofta, Philadelphia City Paper


Stage-and-film documentaries (2018-2024)

Acting Our Age
Co-creator / Director / Producer
A stage and film series through which groups of people from all over the country rediscover how their industrious lives intersect with 100 years of influential American history


StreetsmARTs: Call Me By My Name
Creator / Director / Producer
Over three years, a group experiencing homelessness found a community when they met to create this stage and film project about a fragile and resilient world hiding in plain sight.


"We come to points in time where we look around and say 'How did we get here?' 'What happened?' This is one of those times, with our leadership, economy - about how we've come to live on the planet, in almost every regard. The nature of storytelling in theatre and film shows us 'what happened.' It shows us behavior in real time. It shows us where we are on the map." 
Steve Umberger interview for "King Lear," Philadelphia/Montgomery Media

 Photography: Donna Bise, Norris Greenlee, Nyghtfalcon, Bobby Moody, Mark Garvin, Tom Terrell, William Guerrant, Bill Giduz, Jay Thomas

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