Former stars from 'All My Children' named co-chairmen for 2015 National Black Theatre Festival


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WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina — Two stars from the popular long-running soap opera "All My Children" will serve as co-chairmen of the National Black Theatre Festival scheduled for August.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports ( festival officials announced Monday that Darnell Williams and Debbi Morgan will lead the festival set for Aug. 3-8.

Williams and Morgan have extensive careers in theater, film and television, but are best known as Jesse and Angela Hubbard on the ABC daytime drama.

The festival is the international outreach program of the N.C. Black Repertory Company. The festival has been held biennially since 1989 and attracts thousands of national and international patrons, theater professionals and scholars to Winston-Salem. It is the only national black theater festival in the U.S. that offers six consecutive days of professional theater, film, poetry, workshops, seminars and shopping.

Information from: Winston-Salem Journal,

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