Dale Shields

New York City

ARCHIVIST, HISTORIAN, and ARTiST 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, and the Joseph Papp Public Theatre (New York Shakespeare Festival). Education B.F.A. and M.F.A. degree from Ohio University.

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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 A researched look at some important works in the History of Black theatre    Research by Dale Ricardo Shields [No Copyright Infringement Intended] Take a look at the production accomplishments that African Americans have made, those stories that Black artists have created …

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B’nard Lewis

B’nard Lewis Actor/Writer/Director/Producer A Columbus, Ohio native, and a member of S.A.G./A.F.T.R.A., is no stranger to film, television, comedy, stage plays and commercials. He has acted, directed, written and produced in every genre and format. In the Ohio region he’s appeared in commercials and print work for Kroger, Elder-Beerman, Cota, Chrysler and Value City. The …

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