Director of Performance
Associate Artistic Director
Dale AJ Rose comes to UConn from Tampa, Florida where he served as Director of the School of Theatre and Dance at the University of South Florida. Previously, Dale was the Director of Performance Training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Under his leadership the program received recognition by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 20 Graduate Theatre Programs in the country. In the 1980’s Dale was the Master Acting Teacher at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
Dale has taught professionally in New York City at the Warren Robertson Theatre Workshop, The George Morrison Studio space and The Actors Center.
Dale was Artistic Director of the Shakespeare Festival of Dallas where, among others, he directed Earle Hyman in King Lear and Morgan Freeman in Othello. Dale was Artistic Director of the Plaza Theatre where he worked with John Goodman, Mariel Hemmingway and Zakes Mokae. Again in Dallas, Dale was a co-founder of Stage #1. Dale began his professional directing career as founder and Artistic Director of the Alice People Theatre in Tampa. Known for its cutting edge productions, the company was the first to produce the works of playwright David Mamet outside of Chicago. Dale has directed all but seven of Shakespeare’s plays.
As an American Cultural Specialist for the U.S. Information Agency and later for the State Department, Dale taught in Jerusalem, on the West Bank, in Barcelona and Athens. He also worked with actors from the Palestinian Theatre League on Julius Caesar.
Dale feels fortunate to have been taught by some of the greats of the American Theatre including Bill Hickey, Larry Moss, Kristin Linklater, Uta Hagen, Stella Adler and members of the Working, Living and Open Theatres.
Dale was co-producer of the feature film ‘Animal Behavior’ starring Karen Allen and Armand Assante; which you can catch on late-late night cable TV.