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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Martin Espada – Poet & Professor

MARTIN ESPADA was born in 1957 and raised in Brooklyn, New York. His father, Frank Espada, is a political activist and an immigrant from Puerto Rico. Influenced by his activist father, photographer Frank Espada, and his own struggles with poverty, Martín Espada uses his poetry to speak for the downtrodden and the forgotten. Martin worked …

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Frank Espada – Documentary Photographer and Civil Rights Activist

~Frank Espada~ Documentary Photographer and Civil Rights Activist “We need to raise some holy hell,” he wrote to us. “For we have landed at the bottom and have stayed there.” ________________________________________________ “I Will Follow You Silent” I will follow you forever, quiet and fugitive among dark streets ground by nostalgia, or over stars smiling with …

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Valerie Capers

Dr. Valerie Capers was born in the Bronx and received her early schooling at the New York Institute for the Education of the Blind. She went on to obtain both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School of Music. She served on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music, and from 1987 …

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Arthur Theodore Wilson – Actor, Playwright, Poet, Educator

“What color is a friend when you need one?”   Arthur Theodore Wilson is a Published Poet; Playwright; Teacher; and Co-Editor/Publisher over thirty years of Attitude Magazine.  Mr. Wilson was born in Newark, New Jersey at the end of World War II. His early fascination and interest in theater, poetry, gospel music, and the fine …

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