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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Marc Copage

MARC  COPAGE by Dale Ricardo Shields  What was the happiest period of time in your life? For me, I would have to say elementary school. Evening rendezvous to meet up with the girls at Swenson’s and 10 cent Thrifty cones. Playing tag, hide and seek and truth or dare with the many kids in the …

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Roy Hamilton – Singer

Roy Hamilton ~*****~ Roy HamiltonRoy Hamilton, during his illustrious 15-year singing career, was known by many nicknames: Mr. Rock and Soul, The Gentle Giant, and, most notably, The Golden Boy of Song.  But few of these nicknames fully encompass the majesty of his voice, the influence he had on the artists of his generation, or …

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The Little Rock Nine

           The Little Rock Nine They Only Wanted To Go To School… Thelma Mothershed, Elizabeth Eckford, Melba Pattillo, Jefferson Thomas, Ernest Green, Minnijean Brown, Carlotta Walls, Terrence Roberts, and Gloria Ray.    By Dale Ricardo Shields Little Rock, Arkansas September 4, 1957   The Little Rock Nine Slide Presentation by Dale Ricardo ShieldsMusic by Cory Henry …

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Lady Peachena

    By Dale Ricardo Shields      Gospel Singer and Grammy Award-winning Songwriter Lady Peachena   A dedicated educator, Lady Peachena has earned a Master of Science (M.S.) degree from The College of Mt. St. Vincent (1999), a Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) degree from New School University. In 2017, she graduated from Capella …

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