Debbi Morgan's THE MONKEY ON MY BACK! Negro Ensemble Company Benefit Set for Today
The legendary, awarding winning Negro Ensemble Company celebrates 45 years of excellence with the benefit production The Monkey on My Back! (An Intimate Evening with Debbi Morgan) on the Irene Diamond Stage at The Perishing Square Theater, 480 West 42nd Street, New York. Debbi Morgan, best known for her 30 year tenure in the role of Angie Hubbard in the daytime soap opera "All My Children," writes and stars in this hard hitting dramedy. "We are ecstatic to have our friend Debbi at the NEC." exclaims Charles Weldon, NEC Artistic Director. "We have watched her meteoric rise to stardom and this dynamite production is as equally stellar."
The Monkey on My Back!...is a deeply personal memoir chronicling famed TV and film actress Debbi Morgan's journey through a legacy of fear and abuse, which spanned three generations of women, beginning with Debbi's grandmother, her mother, and Debbi herself. Told with intense emotion, pain, candor and bit of humor, Debbi takes her audience on a captivating ride of what it took to finally break the generational cycle she'd been born into.
The creative team for The Monkey on My Back! (An Intimate Evening with Debbi Morgan) includes Patrice Davidson (Scenic Designer and Technical Coordinator), Kimberlyn Crawford (Lighting and Projection Designer) and Bill Johnson (Stage Management). The Monkey on My Back! (An Intimate Evening with Debbi Morgan) is produced by the Negro Ensemble Company, Inc in cooperation with Dam Entertainment. 7th Stage Productions serves as Associate Producer. Marketing Services are provided by NYC Marketing Concierge.
The Monkey on My Back! (An Intimate Evening with Debbi Morgan) will perform Monday, September 23, 20013 at 8:00 PM at Irene Diamond Stage at The Perishing Square Theater (480 West 42nd Street, New York 10036).
Please visit www.necinc.org for more information.
Debbi Morgan began her acting career at the tender age of fifteen on the stage of her Bronx, NY catholic high school. After high school, Debbi joined the "Players Workshop" and the "New Federal Theater Company" in the east village taking evening acting classes, while attending Manhattan Community College, and later Herbert H. Lehman College in the Bronx.
Debbi decided to forego her last year of college to pursue her "star" in Hollywood. Two weeks after arriving in Tinsel Town Debbi auditioned for renowned television producer Norman Lear and won a guest role on the black television hit "Good Times." From there she went on to appearances in a host of TV commercials, other series guest spots, and then the role of a lifetime in Alex Haley's "Roots, The Next Generations".
After residing in Los Angeles for almost five years co-starring in mini-series, guest starring on various episodics, and doing television commercials, Debbi won the role that would endear her to fans for probably the rest of her acting career, the hugely popular daytime series, "All My Children" playing the role originally of "Angie Baxter", and later "Angie Hubbard". All My Children brought Debbi into the living rooms of homes across the country alongside the "love of Angie's life, Jesse Hubbard". It was in 1989, after a second Emmy nomination, that Debbi won the daytime Emmy Award for best supporting actress, making her the first and only, thus far, African American Actress to ever garner the prestigious trophy.