“In the music industry, women are rarely, if ever, called to compose, arrange and produce music. I’ve gotten several requests for my song, “Keep On Thinking” as it appeared in the closing credits of ABC’s Halloween Special, “The Halloween That Almost Wasn’t” starring Judd Hirsch and Mariette Hartley. So, again, I want to thank the men who lifted me up in this industry and believed in me. I hope to continue to make you proud because there’s much more music to come. Paul Jabara, Jobriath, Richard Foltz, Paul Wickliffe, Charlie Kipps, Vern of FV Sound, Mario Conte (Peer Southern Music) & Jay Boy Adams!.”
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.