Sekou Toure Rolland, Cynthia Jones, and Venida Evans in Intiman Theatre’s production of A Raisin In The Sun, Seattle, 2001 Photo: Chris Bennion, Courtesy Intiman Theatre
Bo Rucker, Irma Campbell, Nuri Richards, Alvin Alexis, Frantz Turner, Venida Evans and Felton Perry. TURKEY RUSH(1978)
JAR THE FLOOR
Venida Evans (MaDear) and Suzzanne Douglas (MayDee) in “Jar the Floor” by Cherly L. West
HAVING OUR SAY
“Having our say” at the Saint Michael’s Playhouse directed by Mark Nash, Venida Evans, and Gloria Sauvé
THE RIVER CROSSES RIVERS
Venida Evans, Vinie Burrow, Leslie Uggams, Carmen Delavallade and Elain Graham celebrate at THE RIVER CROSSES RIVER opening night party (2009) the Castillo Theatre in New York City. a festival of seven short one-act plays by women of color, originally produced in the Going To The River run at the Ensemble Studio Theatre.
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.