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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Lorraine Vivian Hansberry

  Lorraine Vivian Hansberry Playwright, Activist and Author Lorraine Hansberry was the youngest American playwright ever to win the Best American Play Award from the New York Drama Critics’ Circle for A Raisin in the Sun. Her other works include The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, and Les Blancs.  By Dale Ricardo Shields (c) All Rights Reserved …

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In MEMORIAL 2018

A Candle For You ~ 2018 {BLACK THEATRE AFRICAN AMERICAN VOICES} Rest in peace***** 🙏 Abdul Salaam El Razzac Andrew Frierson Aretha Franklin Arthur Mitchell Barbara Alston Barbara Bush Barbara Harris Bill Daily Billy Graham Burt Reynolds Celeste Yarnall Charles Weldon Charlotte Rae Chuck McCann Cicely Berry Craig Mack Craig Zadan Danny Leiner David Ogden …

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Marcus Garvey: From Jamaican Peasant To Potent Black World Leader By Stacy St. Hilaire

  Marcus Garvey:  From Jamaican Peasant To Potent Black World Leader ~~~              by Stacy St. Hilaire Edited by Dale Shields “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” Marcus Garvey Marcus Garvey is one of the most influential Black men of all time. He emerged …

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Vinnie Bagwell

                  VINNIE BAGWELL              by Dale Ricardo Shields Artist’s Statement ~ “My pursuit of artistic excellence is grounded in my desire to use sculpture as a visual language that is resonant and has the power to reach out, strike the heart, and …

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