At Sundance with Leslie Lee’s THE RABBIT FOOTcirca 1985. R.I.P. Willie Woods, Frances Foster, and Leslie Lee. — with Barbara Montgomery and Elain Graham.
The Proposition Theatre Company, Atlanta, GA circa 1978. My first theatre company. We were the resident theatre company at the Alliance Studio Theatre at the Memorial Arts Center. (Yes, I am 5th from the right, back row.) This was from my play ‘Olio!‘ with music by Scott Joplin and the poetry of Paul Lawrence Dunbar. — with Sandra Dunson franks, Cynthia Watts, Faye Adams-Taylor, Iris Little-Thomas, Andrea Whatley house, Rodney K. Adams, Akbar Imhotep, Wayner Crowder, Rebecca Dashiell-Mitchell and Veda Kimber Jackson.
Jean Genet’sThe Blacks. The cast included Al Garrison, Vic Love, Walter Dallas (director), and Lizann Mitchell, Proposition Theatre, Atlanta, GA, (1979)
With actors, Elain Graham, Tommy Redmon Hicks, and Iris Little-Thomas cast of Samm Art-Williams’ “Home,” which I directed for the Philadelphia Drama Guild, 1987. Photo courtesy of Barbara Silzle.
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 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.