The Rabbit Foot by Leslie Lee directed by Walter Dallas. (with) Ruben Santiago-Hudson (ctr) – (The Annenberg Center in Philly. In the photo is Denise Burse Fernandez and Irma Campbell and Philly musicians Taj and Arthur.) The cast also included Frances Foster, Willie Woods, Elain Graham, and Michael Beach.
Ceremonies in Dark Old Men
Theatre Four, New York City, Negro Ensemble Company, May 15-June 30, 1985. (62 performances). Directed by Douglas Turner Ward with the following cast: Douglas Turner Ward — Mr. Russell B. Parker Graham Brown — Mr. William Jenkins Ruben Santiago-Hudson — Theopolis Parker Patty Holley — Adele Eloise Parker Walter Allen Bennett Jr. — Bobby Parker Keith David — Blue Haven Tracy Camila Johns — Young Girl.
Most recently, Ruben was honored to be asked by his late friend and mentor August Wilson to perform the New York premiere of his solo show How I Learned What I Learned at The Signature Theater, off-Broadway.
Ruben Santiago-Hudson and August Wilson
New York City stage credits include Gem Of The Ocean, The Winters Tale, Henry VIII, Measure For Measure, Lackawanna Blues, Ceremonies In Dark Old Men and East Texas Hot Links.
Gem of the Ocean, Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Celebrating August Wilson at The Kennedy Center with Kenny Leon.
ARCHIVIST, EDUCATOR, 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. 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).
B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees from Ohio University.