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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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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Antone Pagán

Antone Pagán Actor, Director, Producer, and Writer  by Dale Ricardo Shields     Antone Pagán was raised in Harlem, New York. He has been a member of the famed Actors Studio since the late 1980’s and was recently appointed to the studio’s membership committee. He listed among his Actors Studio mentors, Paul Calderon, Frank Corsaro, Lee Grant, …

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Chuck Cooper

  CHUCK COOPER “Whoever can see through all fear will always be safe.” By Dale Ricardo Shields Chuck Cooper was born November 8, 1954, in Cleveland, Ohio. A graduate of Ohio University, Chuck Cooper is a Tony award-winning veteran of ten Broadway plays and musicals, his career spans over a thirty-year period as an actor and acting …

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John Hope Franklin

John  Hope  Franklin 1915-2009 Archived by Dale Ricardo Shields “We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey;” ―    John Hope Franklin John Hope Franklin (January 2, 1915 – March 25, 2009) was an American …

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