Sekou Toure Rolland, Cynthia Jones, and Venida Evans in Intiman Theatre’s production of A Raisin In The Sun, Seattle, 2001 Photo: Chris Bennion, Courtesy Intiman Theatre.
EDEN by Steve Carter CROSSROADS THEATRE (NJ) 1983-1984 season. — with Ken Johnson, Douglas Scruggs, Venida Evans, Dennis Tate, Brenda Lee Eager, and Judy Tate.
Lionel Pena, Bo Rucker, Irma Campbell, Nuri Richards, Alvin Alexis, Frantz Turner, Venida Evans, and Felton Perry. TURKEY RUSH(1978)
JAR THE FLOOR
Venida Evans (MaDear) and Suzzanne Douglas (MayDee) in “Jar the Floor” by Cherly L. West
HAVING OUR SAY
“Having our say” at the Saint Michael’s Playhouse directed by Mark Nash, Venida Evans, and Gloria Sauvé
THE RIVER CROSSES RIVERS
Venida Evans, Vinie Burrow, Leslie Uggams, Carmen Delavallade, and Elain Graham celebrate at THE RIVER CROSSES RIVER opening night party (2009) at the Castillo Theatre in New York City. a festival of seven short one-act plays by women of color, originally produced in the Going To The River run at the Ensemble Studio Theatre.
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.