Dale Shields

New York City

ARCHIVIST and HISTORIAN Dale Shields is a professor of theatre, director, and actor (Broadway, Off Broadway, Off Off Broadway and Regional). Research Accomplishments: The 2017 winner of The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award®, 2017 and 2015 Tony® award nominee for the Excellence in Theatre Education Award, and the winner of the 2017 AUDELCO/"VIV" Special Achievement Award. On the web, he is the archivist and historian of Iforcolor.org and Black Theatre/African American Voices [Facebook] (theatre, music, and art). He has taught classes and workshops at Susquehanna University, Denison University, Randolph-Macon College, Macalester College, The College of Wooster, Ohio University, Wayne State University, The University of Akron and the Joseph Papp Public Theatre (NYSF). Education B.F.A. and M.F.A. degree from Ohio University.

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Chapman Roberts

 CHAPMAN ROBERTS      In Celebration of the Creator of Black Stars on Broadway Maestro ~ Producer ~ Composer By Dale Shields (Producers) Black Stars of The Great White Way – A Chapman Roberts Concept started out as a seed, a dream, an idea and manifested as a historical event at the legendary Carnegie Hall …

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The Secret Meeting that Changed Rap Music and Destroyed a Generation

“The Secret Meeting that Changed Rap Music and Destroyed a Generation“ HIP HOP IS READ The unsigned letter below was originally posted on the blog Hip Hop is Read, and was written by a self-proclaimed “decision maker” working for an equally anonymous major record label. The anonymous nature of the letter led many to dismiss …

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JUNETEENTH – 2019

_____________________________________JUNETEENTH   Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note …

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Black Broadway History ~ Moments*

~ Black Broadway History ~ Moments* BTAAV’s  look at some important works in the History of Black theatre    By Dale Ricardo Shields Take a look at the production accomplishments that African Americans have made, those stories that Black artists have created on Broadway that helped tell the American story.   Theatrical landmarks that reflect …

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