DALE RICARDO SHIELDS

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Dale Ricardo Shields is a 2017 winner of The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award®, 2017 AUDELCO/"VIV" Special Achievement Award, Inductee Phi Kappa Phi {Honor Society Faternity}, Honor of Ancestral Sacrifices (Ohio University), The Certificate of Merit (The Exchange Club of Cleveland),  and The George E, Mills Hall of Excellence (John F. Kennedy High School).


His extensive professional credits as a Director, Stage manager, and Actor (Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway and Regional) include various projects and assignments at Lincoln Center (State Theatre), The Henry Street Settlement House (New Federal Theatre), The Negro Ensemble Company, The Joseph Papp Public Theatre (New York Shakespeare Festival) and Karamu House. He is on the board of directors of AUDELCO.


He was the assistant director to Lloyd Richards for the New Federal Theatre premiere production of Ossie Davis' play A Last Dance With Sybil starring Ruby Dee and Earl Hyman at the New Federal Theatre. As an actor he has appeared on Saturday Night Live, Another World, Guiding Light, The Cosby Show, and the ITV television series Special Needs and commercials and film. He studied at The Negro Ensemble Company and The Henry Street Settlement House with Hal Scott and Dick Anthony Williams. He appeared as Martin in the New York City revival of Any One Can Whistle at the York Theatre Company, Lincoln Center world premiere of Lily based on Saul Bellow’s Henderson the Rain King directed by Tom O’ Horgan at Lincoln Center (State Theatre).


He taught workshops for the Youngstown Early Prevention Program for five years on the campus of the College of Wooster. For legendary producer Joseph Papp, He conducted workshops at the Public Theatre (New York Shakespeare Festival) with the Playwriting in the Schools Program (PITTS) for six seasons. During his six-year teaching tenure at the Public Theatre he represented the United States of America at the ASSITIJ Theatre Festival in London, England in 1988 with Playwright and mentor, Arthur T. Wilson.


As a University Professor, he has received two Outstanding Professor Awards and three Educational Program of the Year awards. He has taught classes and workshops at Ohio University, The College of Wooster, Denison University, Macalester College, Susquehanna University, and SUNY Potsdam.


In 2009 he created and become the creator and archivist for Black Theatre/African American Voices web site on Facebook and I For Color on the web.
He is a member of the Actors Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and the American Guild of Musical Artists performance unions and an associate member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.


He holds a BFA and MFA [Summa Cum Laude} degree from Ohio University.


Timeline


Earthborn Day

~ ARRIVAL ~ I was almost named Dwight - "Dwight D. Eisenhower was elected president on November 4, 1952. A popular World War II general who ran on the slogan “I Like Ike,” Eisenhower easily defeated Democrat Adlai Stevenson." I was named after Cleveland Indians left fielder Dale Mitchell he is one of the most feared hitters in baseball. My Grandmother was not working with the "Dwight" thing...? She named me, said the Dale guy was hitting homeruns. My Mother loved "I Love Lucy." {Ricky Ricardo}* (No one in my family calls me Dale)

Learn MoreNov 04, 1952

Off to College (OHIO UNIVERSITY)

ATHENS, OHIO ) - Frantic parents clogged all the streets in town trying to pick up their students. Every breeze would cause tear gas powder to rain down from the trees, causing red eyes for blocks. National guardsmen, some with bayonets affixed were spaced all over the downtown and campus area. MEMORY ~ The look on my Dad's face hearing this and knowing I was headed there... {Frozen}*

Learn MoreSep 01, 1970

* ALL ACTING ~ ALL DANCING ~ ALL SINGING * {ah} 5-6-7-8 ~

"I think I have spoken more truth on stage, than in my personel life!" - DRS THEATRE - "It allows us to get back to the basics in order to connect with the basic humanity of our lives." "A theatre is the most important sort of house in the world because that's where people are shown what they could be if they wanted and what they'd like to be if they dared to and what they really are." - Tove Jansson

Learn MoreJul 01, 1972

Off to New York City {THE BIG APPLE}

College to New York City * "Start spreading the news I am leaving today I want to be a part of it New York, New York."

Learn MoreJun 08, 1975

Learning to teach

"The spiritual gift of teaching is one that carries a heavy responsibility."

Learn MoreOct 01, 1986

Time to learn more

Graduate School (MFA) “The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don't know.” ― Albert Einstein

Learn MoreFeb 10, 2016

College Professor

* Time to share * "The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. - William Arthur Ward "Having been an educator for so many years I know that all a good teacher can do is set a context, raise questions or enter into a kind of a dialogic relationship with their students." Sondheim Spotlight: Dale Shields Shields love of teaching for the theatre and his strive for his students to cultivate their own voice created a valuable experience for one of his students, Nicole Reeves. "Dale believed that we each had something deep, rich, and valuable to bring to the life of our characters and that it was this same voice that gave certain vitality to our own lives. He believes that we each have something to contribute to the world." Read more of his story at www.kennedy-center.org/sondheimteacherawards. — with Dale Shields.

Learn MoreSep 01, 1995

“Every person, all the events of your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you.” ― Richard Bach

GRATITUDE for every experince and every year*

Learn MoreJan 01, 2018

~ On My Own ~

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Dale Ricardo Shields
AEA-SAG-AFTRA-AGMA-SSDC - Phi Kappa Phi. The Kennedy Center/Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award. 2015/17 Tony® award nominee for the Excellence in Theatre Education Award.

B.F.A / M.F.A. {Summa Cum Laude}
Ohio University.

Directing: A Raisin in the Sun, Ragtime, Crowns, Top Dog/Underdog, Fires in The Mirror, Laughter on the Twenty Third Floor, Driving Miss Daisy, Quatermaine's Terms, Of Mice and Men, Godspell, Same Time Next Year, The Me Nobody Knows, A Streetcar Named Desire, Golden Boy, Fame, Three Ways Home, The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail, For Colored Girls..., Rumors, The Brownsville Raid, Man of La Mancha, Before It Hits Home, Golden Boy, Trouble in Mind, The Amen Corner, A Soldier's Play, The Me Nobody Knows, The Colored Museum, Home, I, Too Sing America, Something Wanted, If you are Seeing This It's Too Late. How do you Slam a Revolving Door - {A Word Jam}.

Asst Director to Lloyd Richards for the New Federal Theatre production of Ossie Davis’ new play A Last Dance With Sybil (Ruby Dee)

Professional credits as a Director, Stage manager and Actor (Broadway, Off Broadway and Regional) New Federal Theatre, The Negro Ensemble Company, The Joseph Papp Public Theatre, Upward Bound, The Hilberry Repertory Theatre, George Street Playhouse, Playwrights Horizon, Manhattan Theatre Club, The Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Actors Studio, The Actors Theatre of Louisville, The York Players, The Cleveland School of the Arts.

Acting
(AEA-SAG-AFTRA-AGMA) studied at The Negro Ensemble Company and The Henry Street Settlement House with Hal Scott and Dick Anthony Williams. New York City revival of Any One Can Whistle, the Lincoln Center, Lily directed by Tom O’ Horgan at Lincoln Center. ITV television series Special Needs. The Bill Cosby Show, Another World, Guiding Light, Saturday Night Live, and Ann Margaret’s Salute to Radio City Music Hall with Ben Vereen. Saint Paul Civic Symphony at The Saint Paul Landmark Center in A Lincoln Portrait.

Stage Management
Black Nativity The Marriage of Figaro for Opera Ebony and Life Sea Treasures at the South Street Seaport, De Obeah Mon at The Actors Studio Martin Luther King’s Birthday Celebration - Studio 54.

Academic:
Susquehanna University
Denison University
Randolph-Macon College
Macalester College
The College of Wooster
Ohio University’s Theater Division
Wayne State University
Public Theatre (NYSF)
South Bronx Community Theatre
Karamu House
Cleveland School of The Arts

Courses Taught:
Acting 1
Acting 2
Scene Study
Improvisation
Directing 1
Directing 2
Intro to Theatre
Black Theatre History
Intro to Black Studies
Stage Management

Phi Kappa Phi

Unions: AEA-SAG-AFTRA-AGMA-The Society of Stage Choreographers and Directors
Phi Kappa Phi

Unions: AEA-SAG-AFTRA-AGMA-The Society of Stage Choreographers and Directors

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https://about.me/dale.shields

https://www.linkedin.com/in/moderndrama/

https://www.mtishows.com/news/the-kennedy-centerstephen-sondheim-inspirational-teacher-awards-0 

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As racial tensions continue to divide the country, prejudice has managed to permeate communities everywhere, including the Susquehanna University campus. Though efforts have been made to prevent further incidents of racial discrimination, the Center for Intercultural & Community Engagement and other Susquehanna students agree that further discussion is necessary. Initiated by Dena Salerno and Dr. Lisa Scott, CICE was finally able to welcome Dale Ricardo Shields as an artistic activist in residence, after several years of coaxing. After only two and a half weeks of sporadic rehearsals and scavenging for sets, a cast and crew of fourteen students are proud to present the second theater production of “Fires in the Mirror;” a production that broaches the sensitive yet relevant topic of racial divide and the necessity of discussion.

Written by Anna Deavere Smith, “Fires in the Mirror” first premiered in May of 1992, shortly after what is known as the Crown Heights riots: a series of violent incidents between the Black and Jewish communities of Brooklyn. The play is known as one of the principle examples of verbatim theater, where the script is based word for word on interviews conducted by the creator. After the tragic events that occurred in Crown Heights in August, 1991, Smith interviewed individuals from both racial communities involved in the conflict and formed a succession of soliloquies, originally to be performed solely by herself. With the professional guidance of Shields, fourteen students, from football players to accounting majors, have divided the monologues amongst themselves to present a needed examination of the complexity of racism.

This will be Shields second time directing “Fires in the Mirror,” and he is eager to share his passion among Susquehanna students. He says: “We are living in some pretty sad, disappointing times, as far as I’m concerned. We’re not doing well, we’re not playing well with each other, and I think that’s dangerous. I don't think it’s healthy.” Shields, 2017 winner of The Kennedy Center Inspirational Teacher Award and broadway director, says he prefers the term “Artistic Activist.” He clarifies: “Certainly a lot of issues have come up and I've found myself actually being an activist, trying to explain to students why this is important.” Shields has encouraged a great deal of communication and collaboration between his students, emphasizing the necessity of forming a
comfortable, safe environment for rehearsing a production of such politically charged content. Senior Strategic Communications: Marketing and Advertising major and a Theater minor, Matt Potter, says: “The amount Professor Shields is attempting to bond us, whether it’s having us massage each
other, has really brought us closer together… because a play with such negative energy, we need to be comfortable.”

Due to the university’s hesitancy to produce “Fires in the Mirror,” Shields had a difficult time recruiting students to audition for the play.  Tyler Ravert, a Junior Accounting Major, recounts how Shields came up to him during lunch in the cafeteria and asked if he would audition for the show. Despite the rough recruitment process, the company has been very supportive of one another and have enjoyed working with Shields.  Cj Williams a senior Public Relations Major, remarks: “He could've treated me like a football player… but he treated us like professionals” and “when someone like him, from broadway, treats you like that, it fuels you to work hard.” Sophomore Biology Major, Sarah Rinaldi, reflects how “There’s a big difference working with people who are straight out of broadway and theater teachers. New York style is more demanding and fast paced-- you have to be ready for basically anything that is thrown your way.”
Though the pace of the theatrical process was quicker than past shows, a couple of the actors attested to the amount of freedom Shields provided them with. Potter says: “This was a completely new experience for me, you don't have those walls and those boundaries that theater department people give you.”  Jeffrey Huyard, a junior marketing major, remarks: “This is our show, we shape it how it goes, and that’s very different, but basically we can push it as far as we want to push it, and if we’re going to fail at something, then better to fail at something huge and tweak it after.”

The students involved with the production share the same amount of passion as Shields for both theater and the value of conversation.  Cam Warner is especially appreciative for this chance, as he says: “It’s a great story to tell especially in a time like this right now, it’s good opportunity to show how I feel about the climate.” Sophomore Psychology Major, Donique Haynes, plays the role of assistant stage manager for the production. She reveals that she “made sure to spread the word for actors in a play that's different from our theater department… I wanted to be a part of the play, because it has an impact and people on campus need to see a play like this.” Williams also feels the significance of presenting this piece. He says “Just today we had a talk about all the hate crimes on campus, and I'm here to help fix it because I can see the tension I can feel it.” Through the ardent work of a small, talented group of individuals, comes a play that exposes the many facets of racism and encourages a much needed dialogue of such issues. As Shields remarks, “everyone here is so polite, but underneath are racial issues. They're not talking about the elephant in the room. The play does.”

“Fires in the Mirror” will be held in the back of Weber Chapel on Tuesday, April 18 at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm with free admission for students. Audience members are encouraged to stay afterwards for desserts and a discussion with the cast.

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The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards
2017 Award


Inspirational Teacher Prof. Dale Ricardo Shields
A Story by Nicole Brinkmann Reeves

Dale Ricardo Shields taught me that I have a voice.

I was the shy girl who never thought enough of her own ideas to speak up in class. Then, I met Dale. He taught the History of Black Theatre in America, and as he talked about Dorothy Dandridge, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, August Wilson, Ntozake Shange, and others, he told us the stories of how they made their voices heard. A world unfolded before me that was so much bigger than the small, whiter-than-Wonderbread, Midwestern town where I grew up.

I wanted to learn everything Dale could teach me. I ran crew for productions he directed, and I watched the actors grow, develop, and take shape under his guidance. It was a beautiful process, and I couldn’t resist. I signed up for Acting 101 with Dale.

Dale taught us about finding our characters’ motivations and understanding the influences that shaped our characters, but Dale asked for more. He wanted us to find something within ourselves that connected with our characters, something that brought an authenticity to the stage. Dale believed that we each had something deep, rich, and valuable to bring to the life of our characters and that it was this same voice that gave certain vitality to our own lives. He believes that we each have something to contribute to the world.

He challenged us to look inward, confront ourselves, and find our voices. I loved learning from Dale, and I thought that was sufficient. But Dale knew there was more in me – more than I knew myself.

One day, he gave us an assignment to write a monologue: Write what is in your heart. I stared at the blank page. Dale walked past and repeated, “Write what is in your heart.” I took a deep breath and poured out my heart – all of the thoughts and emotions that I had been holding onto so tightly because I was afraid to share them with anyone. I finished, “You think it makes you strong to hold all of this in, but the truth is: you are slowly killing yourself.”
I stared at the words. I had no idea this was in me. It was cathartic to put it all on paper. And then Dale asked us to read our monologues. I began shaking, hoping class would end before Dale called on me, but he called on me, I stood up and read. Maybe if I read quickly, I could just get through it. He stopped me, and told me to slow down and start over. I gave him a withering look. He stared me down. I started over. A few lines in, I began to cry. But I survived. It did not kill me. When I finished, Dale very quietly said, “Good. You can sit down.”

Now when I hesitate to say something, I think of Dale and know that my voice matters. So, I take a deep breath and speak.
- Dr. Nicole Brinkmann Reeves

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Dale Shields
"My work as a teacher, acting coach, or workshop leader has always focused on the student as an individual. Every activity, movement, space, and word is an arena of knowledge. I did not choose teaching. Teaching chose me. "Your opinion matters here,' I tell them in whatever role I occupy. My mantra as a teacher is: 'Find your own voice.' Motivating those new voices is why I teach."

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The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award
The Awards publicly recognize the contributions of specific teachers and reward them for their dedication and service. By spotlighting the extraordinary impact teachers have on the lives of their students, the Awards celebrate the teaching profession, the important role of teachers in society and seeks to inspire others to pursue this noble profession.


The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards
"In many people's lives there is at least one teacher who inspired them, and helped them become who they are today. In our early years, when we are still being formed, they often see in us more than we see in ourselves, more than our families see and, as a result, help us to evolve into who we ultimately become. These inspirational people are not often recognized for the life changing role they have played. These are the teachers who define us, teachers who widen our horizons and encourage us to explore. These teachers are touchstones to paths of achieving more than we might have otherwise accomplished, in directions we might not have gone. To celebrate the significant role of teachers in society, The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards will spotlight some of the country’s most inspirational teachers and recognize them for their contributions.
The Award Each year, The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards will solicit nominations from the general public and notable public figures, providing the opportunity to submit stories about teachers and professors who made a significant difference in their lives.
On March 22, 2017, Stephen Sondheim's birthday, a select number of these teachers each received The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award..."


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Sondheim Spotlight: Dale Shields

Shields love of teaching for the theatre and his strive for his students to cultivate their own voice created a valuable experience for one of his students, Nicole Reeves. "Dale believed that we each had something deep, rich, and valuable to bring to the life of our characters and that it was this same voice that gave certain vitality to our own lives. He believes that we each have something to contribute to the world."

Read more of his story at





The Kennedy Center

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Dale Ricardo Shields (born in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.) is an African American actor, archivist, director, educator and stage manager.
AEA-SAG-AFTRA-AGMA-SSDC - Phi Kappa Phi.
The Kennedy Center/Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award©.
TONY© AWARD nomination for the "EXCELLENCE IN THEATRE EDUCATION AWARD" 2017 and 2015.
Years active (Theatre): 1974 - present

Early life
Dale Ricardo Shields received his B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees (summa cum laude) from Ohio University. He also completed additional graduate study at Wayne State University (The Hilberry Company).  Born in Cleveland, Ohio, his grandfather and father were founding members of the famed Shields Brother Gospel Quartet of Ohio, his mother was a member of the Turner Gospel Singers directed by Arthur Turner. He is the cousin of legendary fight promoter Don King. He attended John F. Kennedy High School where he received an Honor of Merit award from the Exchange Club of Cleveland for service to his community and was inducted into the George E. Mills Gallery of Excellence after graduation.  He also co-authored the John F. Kennedy High School Alma Mater. He was inducted into the academic fraternity Phi Kappa Phi upon graduation from Ohio University.

CareerDirector
As an associate member of The Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, his directing credits include: A Raisin in the Sun, A Solider's Play, Ragtime, The Amen Corner, Trouble in Mind, Crowns, Jesus is Alive, Fires in The Mirror, Laughter on the Twenty Third Floor, Fame, Driving Miss Daisy Quartermaine's’ Terms, Of Mice and Men, Godspell, Same Time Next Year, A Streetcar Named Desire, Three Ways Home, The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail, For Colored Girls Who Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, Rumors, The Brownsville Raid, Man of La Mancha, Before It Hits Home, The Shirt, Golden Boy and The Me Nobody Knows. He most recently conceived and directed a two-year series of original plays for the Center for Families and Children Rap Arts Youth Fellowship Program.  Additional recent directorial assignments include: A Day with Duke for the Tri C Jazz Festival, Crowns at the Weathervane Playhouse and Top Dog/Under Dog at the Beck Center for The Performing Arts. He has directed productions at the Karamu House Theatre, Beck Center for the Performing Arts, Weathervane Summer Playhouse, Weathervane Community Theatre, Columbus Stage Center, The Cleveland School of the Arts, The Cleveland Public Theatre and The Cleveland Playhouse. He also produced and directed Project1voice Cleveland.

Project1VOICE is a not-for-profit performing arts service organization. What began as a grassroots initiative soon developed into a national initiative.
This mission's objective is to strengthen and promote African American theater and playwrights. Each year on the third Monday in June Project1VOICE present 1VOICE/1PLAY/1DAY, a national fundraiser to foster awareness and audience recommitment to their local arts institutions across the Unitied States.
       Project1voice

He was the assistant director to Lloyd Richards and Ed Smith for the New Federal Theatre premiere production of Ossie Davis’ new play A Last Dance With Sybil staring Ruby Dee and Earl Hyman at the St. Clements Theatre.  He was also assistant director to Roger Danforth for the premiere of Jungle Rot at the Cleveland Playhouse.

His extensive professional credits as a Director, Stage manager and Actor (Broadway, Off Broadway, Off Off Broadway and Regional) include various projects and assignments at The Henry Street Settlement House (New Federal Theatre), The Negro Ensemble Company, The Joseph Papp Public Theatre (New York Shakespeare Festival), Upward Bound, The Hilberry Repertory Theatre, George Street Playhouse, Playwrights Horizon, Manhattan Theatre Club, The Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Actors Studio, The Actors Theatre of Louisville, The York Players, South Bronx Action Theatre, The Dobama Theatre and Columbus Stage Center.

He has taught and conducted workshops at Susquehanna University, Denison University, Randolph-Macon College, Macalester College, The College of Wooster, Ohio University and Public Theatre (New York Shakespeare Festival).
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It takes just four weeks to make a family—and a play 

I, Too, Sing America!—An Original Student Theatrical Production 
Denison University Published on Oct 13, 2011
Students and Vail guest artist Dale Shields create a family of friends and a fascinating original play in only 28 days.


It takes just four weeks to make a family—and a play




 Have you ever watched a bird gathering twigs to build a nest in the spring? Or a squirrel hoarding acorns as October’s brilliant colors fade into the gray chill of the approaching winter?Either experience is a lot like seeing Denison’s Visiting Vail Artist Professor Dale Shields assemble nearly two dozen curious students to create an original play and a family of friends over just four short weeks.Shields arrived in Granville during the second week of September, invited by Associate Provost Toni C. King and the Diversity Advisory Committee in the Provost’s Office. Actually, he’s been here before. In 2007, he directed “Fires in the Mirror” at Denison as a Vail guest resident artist and assistant professor of theatre.

This time, in conjunction with the Spectrum Series theme “Migrations,” Shields worked with a group of students, representing a wide range of identities, discover how to write and perform their own migration narratives of living in America.
In their nightly workshops, they wrote down answers for Shield’s questions like “Who are you?,” “What do you want?” and “What is your objective for being in college?” He  took their answers and turned them into lines for the production.

The students listened to one another, found things to laugh about and very quickly became a community of fast friends who were able to share many private feelings with one another.Shields titled the production “I, Too, Sing America!” from a piece written by American poet Langston Hughes.

Opening night, the cast gave two performances at the Black Box Theatre in Burke Recital Hall, with a “talkback” in between, featuring the cast members, Shields, and faculty members Ron Abrams (Art), Linda Krumholz (English), Stafford Berry (Dance), and visiting guest professor of black studies Yvonne Williams from the College of Wooster. A third performance was given the next evening, and all three drew standing ovations from packed audiences.
The stage was set with a quilt created by Cindi Turnbull (Theatre). During the first act, the audience heard the lines of Hughes’ poem , as the actors and actresses riveted the crowd with performances that were touching and inspiring. Later, they sang “Seasons of Love” from the Broadway play “Rent” and performed dance routines that rivaled “Chorus Line.” Tong Liu ’14 played “America the Beautiful” on the Erhu, his Chinese two-string fiddle, and was joined by a chorus of voices as audience members were moved to tears.

As the student cast members told their own stories of who they were, they passed along their joy in having become part of a new family and community along with their hope that the whole campus will continue the tradition. The whole process only took a month, but it was clear their migration had taken them to a new level.
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Student members who made “I, Too, Sing America!” possible were: Stage Manager: Kristen Edwards ’15 (Dublin, Ohio), Assistant Director/Music Director: Jaime Weinfeld ’15 (Navarre, Ohio); Cast: Nancy Aguilar ’14 (Chicago), Sara Blike ’15 (North Canton, Ohio), Wiselene Dorceus ’15 (Lynn, Mass.); Daniel Fiorentini ’14 (Inglewood, Calif.), Brandon Hummons ’13 (Chicago, Ill.), Lennon D. Johnson ’14 (Boston, Mass.), Tong Liu ’14 (Chengdu, China), Keith Mullings, Jr., ’13 (Harlem, N.Y.), Keith Nolen ’13 (Boston, Mass.), Jasmine Passa ’15 (Arlington, Va.), Khari Riley ’15 (Chicago, Ill.), Najee Rollins ’15 (Baltimore, Md.); Autumn Stiles ’14 (Jersey City, N.J.), Quaanzale Thompson ’15 (Boston, Mass.), Myky Tran ’14 (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam), Miwa Tsutsui ’14 (Tokyo, Japan); Xavier J. Vargas ’15 (Chicago, Ill.), Patrick White ’15 (Buffalo, N.Y.), Marquita K. Williams ’14 (Chicago, Ill.); Production Assistants: Baek Du Kim ’13 (Incheon City, South Korea), Assiata Berry ’15 (Boston, Mass.); Costume Deisgners: Niki Feehan ’14 (Bangor, Pa.), Tori Newman ’15 (Willard, Ohio); Program Cover Design: Gina Ezzone ’15 (Painesville, Ohio); Guest Vocal Director: Alexa Dorris ’12 (Indianapolis, Ind.)Tags: Arts, Diversity, Theatre, Vail Series
Date: October 13, 2011

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http://books.google.com/books?id=MbIDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA68&lpg=PA68&dq=Theatre+world++%22Dale+Shields%22&source=bl&ots=mXzcWaxCcj&sig=bmJ_L7C91egrlLvIzxxx8UUqFG8&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Vi1zUNyJF6mOygGRw4DADg&ved=0CC0Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=Theatre%20world%20%20%22Dale%20Shields%22&f=false
http://books.google.com/books?id=TSYrAAAAIAAJ&q=New+Federal+Theatre+%22Dale+Shields%22&dq=New+Federal+Theatre+%22Dale+Shields%22&source=bl&ots=Aj73mdg5UT&sig=PvTE8Mq_3ozdWvT4VMCp-7lKudE&hl=en&sa=X&ei=BS5zUI3eHsrfyAHQ_IHgCw&sqi=2&ved=0CC0Q6AEwAA

http://iforcolor.org/the-shields-brothers-gospel-quartetclaude-shields/
http://www.tv.com/people/dale-shields/biography/
http://www.clevescene.com/cleveland/dale-shields/Profile?oid=2778511
http://www.dejouri.com/category/American_theatre_directors/?page=5
https://orgsync.com/41886/news_posts/23215
http://www.susqu.edu/news/activist-in-residence-to-produce-original-play-with-susquehanna-students.asp
http://www.susqu.edu/news/students-to-perform-original-play-focusing-on-diversity.asp