Dale Ricardo Shields

Art Is Just A Great Mirror of Life – Dale Ricardo Shields
“Art is just a great mirror of life”
– Dale Ricardo Shields
An interview with Tomica Govan
Black Theatre, African American Voices
The vision of Dale Ricardo Shields is to preserve history about African American and Black actors and artists on the Facebook website Black Theatre / African American Voices on the Internet for everyone to learn from and enjoy. Who better for this mission than a man who has decades of experience in all aspects of theatre, movies, and production? Here is a transcription of a candid conversation he afforded us:


“If those who are known to us seem incongruous with themselves, it is only because of the superficiality of our own initial observation.” – Dale Ricardo Shields



Dale Ricardo Shields, Jeremy Wright, Connie Lawson-Davis, Jerry Jackson, Nicole Antoinette Smith. Kyle Bowser

Edan Noelle

Dennis Dalen

Angela Winborn, Edan Noelle,  Dale Ricardo Shields, Maha McCain

School of Theater graduate Dale Shields imparts wisdom on students during Black Alumni Reunion

Ohio University School of Theater Alumnus Dale Shields returned to campus as a part of OHIO’s recent Black Alumni Reunion.
Shields, who received the 2022 Ebony Bobcat Legend Award, holds an award-winning resume as an actor, director, educator and activist.
Shields talked about his own experiences in show business with theater students and answered their questions during a lunchbag event.
“One of the best things you can learn about acting is learning how to listen,” he shared with students.
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