Both evenings starred three time Emmy-winning actress, Barbara Bain, and received great reviews. Her full-length play with original music, Blue Jay Singing in the Dead of Night, (top ten winner of the Writer's Digest Stage Play Competition) received a workshop production at Pacific Resident Theatre, Venice, CA, in 2011. Her full length drama, Dialectics of the Heart, (winner of the Jewel Box Theatre Prize) played to sold out houses at Edgemar Center for the Arts in 2006, and starred three time Emmy-nominated actress Sharon Lawrence. Her ten-minute play, The Unintended Video, won the coveted Heideman award from Actors Theatre of Louisville; was produced there, and has been produced worldwide since. (The Unintended Video is published by Samuel French in Ten-Minute Plays from Actors Theatre of Louisville, Vol. 4)
In film, Dale wrote and associate-produced the short film, Match Made, which was an official selection in four festivals in 2013-2014: Cinema at the Edge Film Festival, Palm Springs Shortfest, Sedona International Film Festival, and Newport Beach Film Festival - winning Audience Award twice. The second film she wrote and associate-produced, Lost Music, appeared at Cinema at the Edge Film Festival in July 2014, where it received the Jury Award for Short. It went on to be an official selection of the Sedona Film Festival, The Los Angeles Women's Film Festival, and the Newport Beach Film Festival. Her feature screenplay adaptation of her play, One White Crow, was an official selection of The New Hope Film Festival and the Beverly Hills Film Festival in the script division. It was also a semi-finalist in the Creative World Awards Screenplay Competition, and a finalist in the Write Room Screenplay Competition. Dale is currently in postproduction with the newest short film she wrote and co-produced, Unintended.
Dale recently authored, in collaboration with her twin brother, W. Scott Griffiths, the non-fiction book, RenWomen: What Modern Renaissance Women Have to Teach Us About Living Rich, Fulfilling Lives, to be released in spring 2016 through GO Press. (For more information, go to: renwomen.com)
Earlier in Dale's career, she was hired, along with co-writer David Moses, to write a draft of the teleplay: Words Up!, a CBS schoolbreak special, for which she and David were later nominated for a writing Emmy for shared story credit.
Dale's poetry has appeared in the publications: bosque (the magazine), Calyx: A Journal of Art and Literature by Women, ON THE BUS, Rattle: Poetry for the 21st Century, Into the Teeth of the Wind, The Lucid Stone, Mothering magazine, and rivertalk.
Dale is also dedicated to teaching writing, with a specialty in story structure. Through her workshops and individual manuscript consultations, Dale seeks to help writers of all genres find the most compelling way to tell their stories. Dale teaches a Story Structure for All Genres workshop yearly at the Santa Barbara Writers Conference and has presented talks on story structure to the Southern California Writers Association, The Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights, Cal Arts, and the California Writers Club.