Ashanti-Mom, Joshua Henry-Dad, Kaci Walfall-sister, Tre Jamison-brother
Ashanti-mom, Kaci Walfall-sister, Tre Jamison-brother
A star-studded cast including Uzo Aduba, Vanessa Williams, Amirah Vann, Aunjanue Ellis, and Adina Porter takes center stage in Miss Virginia, coming to select theaters and video on demand October 18, 2019. The R.J. Daniel Hanna-directed film has been acquired by Vertical Entertainment and also features Ethan Herisse, Niles Fitch and Matthew Modine. The film is based on the true story of a woman who ends up changing the lives of children just by fighting for her son’s education. According to the official description: “Unwilling to allow her son to stay in a dangerous school, she launches a new movement that could save his future–and that of thousands like him.”
ARCHIVIST, HISTORIAN, and ARTiST
Dale Shields is a professor of theatre, director, and actor (Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway, and Regional).
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. 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).
B.F.A. and M.F.A. degree from Ohio University.