Victor Love was born on August 4th, 1957 in Camp LeJeune, North Carolina.
Victor Love is an actor who always wanted to be the best. To that objective, he has pursued knowledge of the way a newborn seeks its mother’s milk. His search for truth has taken him on journeys he never planned. It has meant life to him.
…Once upon a time, he wanted to be an artist, interpreting great works which contained great ideas which in his innocence he believed could and would change the world. Then he got swept up in the illusion of art and the faux happiness of “Stardom.” Mr. Love is once again happy in his pursuit of art, but to the name: interpreter he has added the pseudonyms of poet and teacher.
“Forgiveness is still, and quietly does nothing.
It offends no aspect of reality, nor seeks to twist it to appearances it likes.”
Victor Love. Is an actor, a teacher. and an artist who recently completed the very controversial, much talked about, written about and shockingly honest play, STREET LIFE, an autobiographical journey through self doubt, public and critical acclaim into the darkness of depression, addiction, and homelessness, to the realization of the promise that he hinted at in his the 1987 film adaptation of Richard Wright’s novel NATIVE SON. His co-stars included Oprah Winfrey, Geraldine Page, Matt Dillon, and Elizabeth McGovern.
His career includes several TV and film roles; It’s My Party, Gang Related, Velocity Trap, The Hank Gathers Story, Jaded, Mr. Payback, Heaven is a Playground, Miami Vice, A Different World, HBO’s Spawn, LA Law, Babylon 5, West Wing, The Resident, The Red Band Society and the Adult Swim pilot which will be picked up in May of 2019.
On the New York stage, he originated the character of Dawson in Aaron Sorkins’s A FEW GOOD MEN. He has worked on Broadway, at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, The Joe Papp Theater, The Delacourt, The Arena Stage, Center Stage, Louisville, Coast Playhouse, Williams-town theater Festival.
As a coach, his attention to detail and knowledge has made him a much sought after acting coach. He is proud to have worked most recently on Bad Boys 3, as well as having worked with the brilliant Janelle Monae on Moonstruck and Hidden Figures to name a few of his recent collaborations.
He is the founder of the EVOLV ATLANTA ACTING studio in Atlanta, where he teaches acting and scene study for stage and film. He is also a frequent visitor to Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami and New York where his workshops are must-attend events for the professional and journeyman actors.
He also facilitates community outreach programs at the ArstXchange in Atlanta Georgia, where his studio is located, coincidentally, two blocks from the TYLER PERRY STUDIOS. Another man who uses his talent to give back to the community in an effort to make this world a better place.
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.