|Emmy-winning All My Children stars Darnell Williams and Debbi Morgan served as co-shares for the National Black Theatre Festival. Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photos|
The star-studded festival included participation from many familiar faces from the world of daytime soap operas, including Taurean Blacque (Henry Marshall, Generations), Norm Lewis (Keith McLean, All My Children), Andre De Shields (Marshall Lincoln Kramer III, Another World), Micki Grant (Peggy Harris Nolan, Another World – one of first black contract players - along with roles in All My Children, Guiding Light, Somerset and The Edge of Night), Lamman Rucker (T. Marshall Travers, As the World Turns - along with roles on All My Children and The Young and the Restless); Chrystee Pharris (Simone Russell, Passions - currently starring in Queens of Drama), Ted Lange (Love Boat star who played a judge on General Hospital), Timothy Stickney (RJ Gannon, One Life to Live), Jackee Harry (Lily Mason, Another World); Count Stovall (Roy Franklin, As the World Turns; Cal Cummings, All My Children; Hank Chambers, The Doctors) and Roscoe Orman (Sesame Street's Gordon who once played Tyrone on All My Children).
Check out photos from the festival below:
|All My Children's "Angie and Jessie" (Debbi Morgan and Darnell Williams) reunited recently at the NBTF. Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photos|
|Count Stovall and Jackee Harry. Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photos|
|Darnell Williams and Debbi Morgan and attendees of the 14th Biennial NBTF. Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photos|
|Ted Lange, Chrystee Pharris and cast perform in Lange's "The Journals of Osborne P. Anderson" at The National Black Theatre Festival. Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photos|
|Original Generations star Taurean Blacque. Fans have been making noise on social media in recent months about their desire for a Generations comeback. Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photos|
|Count Stovall, Andre De Shields and Bill Cobbs. Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photos|
|Count Stovall led a workshop that included Chrystee Pharris and Lamman Rucker. Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photos|
|Ted Lange and Chrystee Pharris. Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photos|
The North Carolina Black Repertory Company’s (NCBRC) mission is to preserve, promote, and present quality professional black theatre to diverse audiences by illuminating cultural traditions and universal themes. The company’s biennial outreach program, the National Black Theatre Festival, serves to unite national and international theatre companies in order to ensure Black Theatre’s cherished dream of longevity.