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Dale Ricardo Shields

Dale Ricardo Shields   Director, Educator and Artistic Activist  Dale Ricardo Shields is a 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. His extensive professional credits as a Director, Stage …

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Dyane Harvey-Salaam

Dyane Harvey-Salaam Dyane Harvey-Salaam is a virtuoso performing artist, a founding member of Forces of Nature Dance Theatre, actress, dancer, educator, choreographer and certified Pilates teacher. She has appeared as a principal soloist with some of the most recognized theatre and dance companies across the United States and abroad. Her Broadway, television, and film credits …

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Leigh Whipper

  Leigh Whipper   By Dale Shields * Born in (1876) Charleston, South Carolina, died (1975)  New York City, New York. “Although a strong presence in the (still extant) Oscar Micheaux drama Symbol of the Unconquered (1920), gaunt-looking African-American performer Leigh Whipper had to wait 23 years for a second screen role truly worthy of his …

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Reyno

    Reyno By Dale Ricardo Shields  His early death has left a hole in the Black Theatre communities heart. “I miss you ole friend.” Born 8/26/52 (Cleveland, Ohio) Death 6/27/90 (Cleveland, Ohio) Reyno Crayton was the founding member and Artistic Director of The Unit Production Company with actors Dale Shields, Robyn Trussel, and Wayne …

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