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Plays By Dale Griffiths Stamos

Amanda SplitApprenticeship
Birthday EscapeBlue Jay Singing in the Dead of Night
Cassie's QuestionDialectics of the Heart
Dirty Little SecretEntwined
Going HomeHouse For Sale
IdentityJeremy's Fear
Line in the SandLove Struck
MatchmadeOne White Crow
Out of the RubblePlenty Papaya
Running Away for ChristmasThe Dinner Guest
The OneThe Pact
The SessionThe Unintended Video
Thicker Than WaterTracy's Sin

Dale Griffiths Stamos is a playwright, screenwriter and poet whose work has been produced and published in the United States and abroad.  

Her full length play productions include: One White Crow at Edgemar Center for the Arts in 2013, Love Struck at the Beverly Hills Playhouse in 2012, Thicker Than Water at the Promenade Playhouse in 2011, and Dialectics of the Heart at Edgemar Center for the Arts in 2006.  Her play with music, Blue Jay Singing in the Dead of Night received a workshop production at Pacific Resident Theatre in August of 2011.   Her 10-minute play, The Unintended Video was produced originally at Actors Theatre of Louisville, 1996, and then worldwide at countless venues since. (She has written a screenplay adaptation which was shot in November 2015). She has had numerous other short play productions including Identity at Theatre Southwest in Houston, TX and at Good Acting Studio in Atlanta, GA;  Going Home at Lakeshore Players in Minnesota, The Dinner Guest at Gulfport Players in Florida,  Birthday Escape at the Vortex Theatre in New Mexico, Amanda Split  in the 6 Women Playwriting Festival in Colorado Springs, and at Still Speaking Theatre in Pasadena;  and Out of the Rubble in the North Park Playwright Festival in San Diego and in The Writer Speaks in North Hollywood; and Birthday Escape and Plenty Papaya in The Writer Speaks.

She is a 2010 top 10 winner in the Writers Digest Writing Competition - Stage Play Category - for her full length plays, One White Crow and Blue Jay Singing in the Dead of Night.  She received the Heideman Award from ActorsTheatre of Louisville for her ten-minute play The Unintended Video.  She won the Jewel Box Theatre's Original Playwrighting Competition for Dialectics of the Heart.  And she was nominated for an Emmy for her shared story credit on the CBS special Words Up!  Her short film, Match Made, that she adapted from her play of the same name has been an official selection of four film festivals and has won two Audience Awards.  The short film, Lost Music, that she wrote (inspired by her play, Identity) has been an official selection at four film festivals  and won  the jury award at Cinema at the Edge Film Festival.  Her feature film adaptation of her play, One White Crow, has been an official selection in the screenplay category at the Beverly Hills Film Festival and the New Hope Film Festival; a finalist in the Write Room Screenplay Competition, and a semi-finalist in the Creative World Awards Screenplay Competition.

The Unintended Video has been published in: Ten-Minute Plays: Volume 4 from Actors Theatre of Louisville, Samuel French - publisher.

A poet as well, her poetry has appeared in such publications as: Calyx: A Journal of Art and Literature by Women, ON THE BUS, Rattle: Poetry for the 21st Century, bosque: the magazine, Into the Teeth of the Wind, The Lucid Stone, Mothering magazine, and rivertalk.

As a teacher and manuscript consultant, Dale leads a story structure workshop at the Santa Barbara Writers Conference, has taught a guest artist workshop in "Finding Your Story" at Cal Arts, leads private story intensive workshops, and works one-on-one with writers of all genres. Dale has done story structure presentations to the Southern California Writers Association, the Orange County Writers Club, the Long Beach Writers Club, and to ALAP.  See her manuscript consulting site at: