Dale Shields

New York City

ARCHIVIST, HISTORIAN, and ARTiST Dale Shields is a professor of theatre, director, and actor (Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway, and Regional). Research Accomplishments: 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 SUNY Potsdam, Susquehanna University, Denison University, Randolph-Macon College, Macalester College, The College of Wooster, Ohio University, Wayne State University, and the Joseph Papp Public Theatre (New York Shakespeare Festival). Education B.F.A. and M.F.A. degree from Ohio University.

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Fred Benjamin

FRED BENJAMIN  Dancer ~ Choreographer { September 8, 1944  –  December 14, 2013 } By Dale Ricardo Shields Fred Benjamin was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1944. He began dancing at age four at the Elma Lewis’ School of Fine Arts in Roxbury, Massachusetts.   When the MacArthur Foundation initiated its “Genius” grants, Ms. Lewis was among the first …

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Adelle Gautier

                                                                  Adelle                                      LeWhodatier       …

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Vinnie Bagwell

         VINNIE BAGWELL         by Dale Ricardo Shields  “Vinnie Bagwell was born in Yonkers, New York, and grew up in the Town of Greenburgh in Westchester County. She displayed a remarkable gift for drawing at an early age and developed a passion for painting in high school. A Morgan …

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Chuck Cooper

  CHUCK COOPER “Whoever can see through all fear will always be safe.” By Dale Ricardo Shields Chuck Cooper was born on November 8, 1954, in Cleveland, Ohio. A graduate of Ohio University, Chuck Cooper is a Tony award-winning veteran of ten Broadway plays and musicals, his career spans over a thirty-year period as an actor and …

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