Mariama Whyte



“Mariama brings a fresh sound she describes as “contemporary R&B with splashes of world and rock music,” evidenced in her newly released EP, “Find Your Light.” Her new album features production and writing collaborations with Vencott (Vennie) R. Palmer, Rhett George, Lubabalo Sibindlana, Felton Offard and Rufus Bonds, Jr. Influenced by countless pop icons, she delivers passion and heart in her music and performance.”


“Equally vibrant behind the scenes, Mariama dreams of penning songs for other artists, films, plays, and other media and already has projects in early development. Mariama is a young woman of undeniable skill, talent, and exceptional artistry. With beautiful, unique melodies and lyrics, versatile music, an empowering message and a distinct voice of pure range and power, Mariama Whyte is destined to flourish as an innovative musical powerhouse.”



*Ms. Whyte is the granddaughter of Dorothy Layne McIntyre >
(Photo Shoot (ATL) Photography: Ernest Washington Makeup/Hair: Patrice Coleman Stylist: Patrice Coleman, Mariama Whyte)


Dale Ricardo Shields is a 2017 winner of The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award®, 2017 and 2015 Tony® award nominee for the Excellence in Theatre Education Award, the 2017 AUDELCO/"VIV" Special Achievement Award, 2020, 2021, and 2022 ENCORE AWARD / The Actors Fund and winner of the 2022. Recently, he won the 2022 Legend Award from his alma mater Ohio University. He is the 2021 winner of the Paul Robeson Award, presented (jointly) by the Actors Equity Association and the Actors Equity Foundation.

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His extensive professional credits as a Director, Stage manager, and Actor (Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway, and Regional) As an actor he has appeared on Saturday Night Live, Another World, Guiding Light, The Cosby Show, and the ITV television series "Special Needs" and commercials and film.

Professor Shields is a member of the Actors Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and the American Guild of Musical Artists performance unions and an associate member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.

He began his artistic academic career in New York City at Playwrights Horizon, The South Bronx Action Theatre, and Mind Builders, and then was invited to join the teaching staff at the Joseph Papp Public Theatre (New York Shakespeare Festival). He represented the United States for Theatre Young Audiences at the ASSITEJ Theatre Festival in London, England.

He has taught and been a visiting artist at Ohio University, The College of Wooster, Denison University, Macalester College, Susquehanna University, and SUNY Potsdam.

He holds B.F.A and M.F.A, Degrees from Ohio University.

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