Dale Ricardo Shields

Play credits

Something Wanted (1988)

a performance piece
conceived and directed by

How Do You Slam a Revolving Door: A Word Jam (1990)

a play
conceived and directed by

I, Too, Sing America! (2011)

a performance piece
conceived by

The Black Arts Festival

a performance piece
conceived and directed by

Who Am I

a performance piece
conceived and directed by

performance credits

Jesus Christ Superstar

Weathervane Playhouse

Weathervane Playhouse

Newark, OH
June – July 2004
Peter

A Lincoln Portrait

St. Paul Civic Orchestra

St, Paul Civic Orchestra

St. Paul, MN
2004
Narrator

Liberty Call

New Federal Theatre

Abrons Arts Center, Henry Street Settlement

New York, NY
1982
Soldier

Anyone Can Whistle

The York Theatre Company

York Playhouse

New York, NY
March 14 – April 1980
Martin

Contributions

The Unit

Theatre 80 St. Marks

New York, NY
1978
Marshall

Lily

Directed by Tom O’Horgan
world premiere
New York City Opera

New York State Theatre

New York, NY
1977
Ensemble

The Night Thoreau Spent In Jail

The Walden Theatre

The Walden Theatre

New York City, NY
1975
Henry Williams

Hello Dolly

Ohio Valley Summer Theater

Ohio Valley Summer Theatre

Athens, OH
1973
Barnaby Tucker

The Me Nobody Knows

Karamu House

Karamu House

Cleveland, OH
1972 – 1973
Clorox

production credits

Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and Other Identities

Susquehanna University

Weber Chapel

Selinsgrove, PA
April 18 – 20, 2017
director

Man of La Mancha

Ohio Valley Summer Theater

Forum Theatre at Ohio University

Athens, OH
July 21 – August 7, 2016
Director

Home

staged reading
Project 1Voice

Karamu House

Cleveland, OH
June 15, 2015
director

The Amen Corner

Project 1Voice

Rainey Institute

Cleveland, OH
June 2015
director

The Black Arts Festival

world premiere
The College of Wooster

McGaw Chapel

Wooster, OH
April 24 – 25, 2015
conceived and directed by

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf

Project 1Voice

Rainey Institute

Cleveland, OH
June 2014
director

A Soldier’s Play

staged reading
Project 1Voice

Ensemble Theatre of Cleveland

Cleveland Heights, OH
June 17, 2013
Director

Ragtime

Ohio Valley Summer Theater

Ohio Valley Summer Theatre

Athens, OH
July – August 2012
director

I, Too, Sing America

world premiere
Denison University

Ace Morgan Theatre

Grandville, OH
October – November 2011
Director

Trouble in Mind

staged reading
Project 1Voice

Rainey Institute

Cleveland, OH
July 2011
Director

Who Am I

Center for Families and Children

East Cleveland Theatre

East Cleveland, OH
2009
conceived and directed by

Driving Miss Daisy

Weathervane Playhouse

Weathervane Playhouse

Newark, OH
July 2008
Director

Fires in the Mirror

Denison University

Ace Morgan Theatre

Grandville, OH
October – November 2006
director

Crowns

Weathervane Playhouse

Weathervane Playhouse

Akron, OH
January – March 2006
director

Topdog/Underdog

The Beck Center for the Arts

Beck Center for the Arts

Lakewood, OH
October – November 2005
director

Crowns

Cleveland Play House

The Cleveland Play House

Cleveland, OH
October – November 2004
stage manager

A Last Dance with Sybil

world premiere
New Federal Theatre

The Theater at St. Clements

New York, NY
November 6 – December 3, 2002
assistant director

The Real Ma Rainey

world premiere
Cleveland Play House

The Cleveland Play House

Cleveland, OH
1995
director

Before It Hits Home

workshop production
Karamu House

Karamu House

Cleveland, OH
1995
Director

Quartermaine’s Terms

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Actors Theatre of Louisville Victor Jory Theatre

Louisville, KY
November 1 – 17, 1991
stage manager

Tales From the Vienna Woods

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Actors Theatre of Louisville Victor Jory Theatre

Louisville, KY
October 3 – 26, 1991
Stage manager

How Do You Slam a Revolving Door: A Word Jam

world premiere
The Public Theater

The Public Theater Anspacher Theatre

New York, NY
May 1990
director

Something Wanted

world premiere
South Bronx Community Action Theatre

South Bronx Community Action Theatre

Bronx, NY
March-May, 1988