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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Vinnette Carroll

VINNETTE JUSTINE CARROLL   “We still need Black theatre. But I think we need to show Black people just living, just trying to get through the world with the problems other people have.” American Playwright/Director/Dramatic Interpretations 1922 – 2002 by Sheila Ellis Edited and media research by Dale Ricardo Shields My mentor, Vinnette Carroll Ph.D., was born …

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Erich McMillan-McCall

Erich McMillan-McCall     By Dale Ricardo Shields “There are so many unsung heroes who have the paved the way for so many of us to become the people we are today. They are the everyday people who inspire and empower us all. They are the people who may never win awards or receive any …

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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

A Candle For You ~  {BLACK THEATRE AFRICAN AMERICAN VOICES} Rest in peace***** 🙏 IN MEMORIAM ~ A ~ 🌹Loretta AbbottAlvin AileyLamar AlfordBetty AllenGuy AllenCecil AlonzoKeith AmosCarl AndersonMaya AngelouMary AnthonyWilbur ArchieClaudia AsburyNick AshfordCholly AtkinsJoe AttlesCharles Harrison Avery Ethel Ayler ~ B ~ 🌷 Lauren BacallCarl BaileyPearl BaileyEarl Baker Kaye BallardAmiri Baraka Thea Nerissa BarnesNate BarnettClyde …

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