Avery Brooks, Dyane Harvey-Salaam, Laurie Carlos, Reyno, LaTanya Richardson, Larry Marshall, Ellis “Skeeter” Williams, and Beth Shorter.
New York Shakespeare Festival in New York, NY This striking choreopoem by the author of For Colored Girls … is set in St. Louis in a bar frequented by Black artists and musicians. It is another meditation on the irony of being Black in a white world. The artists bare their souls in soliloquies, many of them illustrated by in the mood dances.
New York Shakespeare Festival production of “Spell #7.” Avery Brooks, Mary Alice, Dyane Harvey-Salaam, Laurie Carlos, Reyno, LaTanya Richardson, Larry Marshall, Ellis “Skeeter” Williams, and Beth Shorter
New York Shakespeare Festival production of Spell #7 Reyno and Mary Alice
ARCHIVIST and HISTORIAN
Dale Shields is a professor of theatre, director, and actor (Broadway, Off Broadway, Off Off Broadway and Regional).
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).
B.F.A. and M.F.A. degree from Ohio University.
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