Maxwell! Hillside School, Nima-Accra, Ghana, 2009 Photo by Walter Dallas
My beautiful Ghanaian school children.
Ghanaian schoolgirls, Nima-Accra. Photo by Walter Dallas
Ghanaian sunset at Labadi Beach, Accra. Photo by Walter Dallas.
Hadi Badayele Koromi, my Ghanaian son, an actor and a brilliant teacher, shares knowledge and wisdom with a younger generation of girls in Accra
West African teen musician plays Miles-like, standing knee-deep in the Atlantic ocean off the Ghana coast. Photo by Walter Dallas — with Fredrick Opuluu Mare Acquahson.
Dancers and drummers, Traditional Naming Ceremony, Teshie-Accra, Ghana At Morrison’s Compound, July 2012 Photo by Walter Dallas
Lead singer, Traditional Naming Ceremony, Teshie-Accra, Ghana At Morrison’s Compound, 2012 Photo by Walter Dallas
A dramatic moment in “Mirror,” one of the four short plays (two dramas and two comedies) that were written and performed to welcome me to Ghana this summer. I was honored and so impressed by the talent, the creativity and the commitment of Hadi Mohammed Abdallah (pictured) and his cast and crew. The performance was at Hillside School in Nima-Accra where Hadi teaches; the school I “adopted” six years ago that so many of you have helped me support by sending books, toys, and school supplies. The cast and technical crew of Hadi’s talented group of young adults were really good and impressively talented. August 2014. Photo by Walter Dallas.
Banana Seller Oxford Street, Osu-Accra, Ghana July 2009 Photo by Walter Dallas
On photo safari in Kruger National Park, South Africa. Photo by Walter Dallas (2009)
Fall leaves on a rainy day, 2014 Silver Spring, Maryland Photo by Walter Dallas
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.