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 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 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).

B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees from Ohio University.