Category: Director

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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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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Stanley Wayne Mathis

   Stanley Wayne Mathis    by Dale Ricardo Shields “I read somewhere many years ago while working on the West Coast (The Jelly’s Last Jam workshop at The Mark Taper Forum) “Fame is what others give you. Success is what you give yourself.” – Stanley Wayne Mathis Stanley Wayne Mathis has directed and choreographed for …

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Louis Johnson

Louis  Johnson Dancer ~ Choreographer ~ Director ~ Professor  ~ Legendary ~  By Dale Ricardo Shields   “Most renowned for his choreography in the timeless film, The Wiz, Johnson was one of the first African Americans to appear in a Broadway ensemble.  Having been featured and learning from some of the dance greats, including Bob Fosse and Jerome Robbins, Johnson began creating …

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