Dale Shields

New York City

ARCHIVIST, EDUCATOR, 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. In 2020 He was also awarded The Actors Fund / Encore 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. degrees from Ohio University.

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Cicely Louise Tyson

  Cicely Louise Tyson  By Dale Ricardo Shields Born: December 18, 1924  Death: January 28, 2021 Cicely Tyson was a powerhouse. “She was a talented stage, screen, and television actress who won a Tony, three Emmys, and an honorary Oscar during her remarkable seven-decade career. During a time in the film industry that often defaulted …

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SANDRA REAVES-PHILLIPS

SANDRA REAVES-PHILLIPS   by DALE RICARDO SHIELDS Page 1 -10 “She succinctly underlines the three elements that are needed to do the job right – talent, talent, and more Talent… a performance to be savored and remembered.“ Los Angeles Times  Sandra Reaves-Phillips (born December 23, 1944) is an American and International actress, writer, and singer. …

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Black Broadway Theatre History ~ Our Moments and Circumstances 

 Black Broadway Theatre History ~                           Our Moments and Circumstances  A  look at important moments in the History of Black Theatre   Researched and Edited by Dale Ricardo Shields   Educational Purposes Only [No Copyright Infringement Intended] Images may be subject to copyright. …

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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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