Jonelle Allen

 

Personal

“Allen has been married three times. She was married to John Sharpe on December 19, 1978, divorcing in 1992. Then she was married to Richard Grimmon from January 9, 1998, until 2001.[8] Most recently she was married to Leigh Eaton from 2003 until his death in 2020.”

 

 

An evening of celebration and recognition as the Orange County arts community gathers to honor its arts stars.
About this event
An evening of celebration and recognition as the Orange County arts community gathers to honor its arts stars.
21st Anniversary Event!
This year’s Honorees are:
The 2021 Helena Modjeska Cultural Legacy Award Honorees for Lifetime Achievement:
Jonelle Allen, Broadway, Film & TV actress, and arts educator
Laguna Playhouse, Orange County’s oldest theatre company now completing its 100th year
Tom Titus, arts journalist & 55-year-long theatre critic of the Daily Pilot and Times OC 

The OCArts Awards

At The OCArts Awards, I received a Helena Modjeska Life Arts Achievement Award, along with The Laguna Playhouse. October 2021

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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.