About I For Color

 ~ IforColor ~

Black Theatre – African American Voices FACEBOOK

is a website created by

Dale Ricardo Shields


Black Theatre – African American Voices



( Art-Music-Poetry)

IforColor – Artistic minded individuals of color who are accomplished and received little if any, recognition or media coverage in America.
IforColor brings historical key innovators to light for the knowledge and enjoyment of us all.  The collection of profiles included on this website contain historical facts, not judgments.


“Find your own Voice” – Gwendolyn Brooks



 About:  Dale Ricardo Shields

~Archivist, Director, Educator, and Historian.~

Dale Ricardo Shields, born in Cleveland, Ohio, is an African-American actor, archivist, director, educator and stage manager. He is a member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), Screen Actors Guild (SAG), American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) and Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers (SSDC). He is a member of the Advisory Board of AUDELCO (NYC)and has been active in the theatre since 1974..

BFA/MFA – Ohio University
The vision of Dale Ricardo Shields is to preserve history about African American and artist of color on the Facebook website Black Theatre / African American Voices on the Internet for everyone to acknowledge, enjoy and learn past and present history.


Iforcolor acknowledges the talent of students from
Randolph-Macon College  (Ashland, Virginia)

Denison University (Grandville, Ohio)                                                                                                                                    Susquehanna University (Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania)

 Web design entry support:

Anderson Claypool, Samantha Hobe, Samuel Lovala and Dontae Thorne

Professor Shields also acknowledge former Black Studies and Black Theatre History students:


Kailee Elizabeth Cross, Calvin Davis, Matthew Elliott,  Cory Fore,

Molly Hatcher, Scott Hellmuth,  Sydney Huinkle,

Kimble Marshall, Cassandra Meade,  Stacy St. Hilaire,

Thinh H. Truong, Trenton Walker, Irivin Ward.

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