DALE GRIFFITHS STAMOS
 
  Her short screenplay, Birthday Getaway, was nominated for best short screenplay at the Portland Comedy Film Festival and the Austin Comedy Film Festival.  Her short screenplay, Amanda Split, was nominated for best romantic comedy short screenplay at the Portland Comedy Film Festival and won the award for best romantic comedy screenplay at the Austin Comedy Short Film Festival.  Her short screenplay, Dirty Little Secret, was a Finalist and Runner Up for best short script at the American Gem Literary Festival.

Dale 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, which was released in June 2016. (For more information, go to: renwomen.com)

Her plays have been produced in the United States and abroad. Her full‑length drama, One White Crow (top ten winner of the Writers Digest Stage Play Competition) enjoyed a six week run at Edgemar Center for the Arts in 2013, where it received enthusiastic audience response and glowing reviews. An earlier version of the play premiered at Arena Players Repertory Theatre, Long Island, NY in 2011. Love Struck, an evening of her one‑acts about love was produced at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, Beverly Hills, CA, in 2012, and Thicker Than Water, an evening of her one‑acts about family was produced at Promenade Playhouse in Santa Monica, CA in 2011. 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). Dale’s short plays (both dramas and comedies) have been produced throughout the country.

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 holds a “Story Structure for All Genres” workshop yearly at the Santa Barbara Writers Conference, holds two workshops at the San Miguel de Allende Writers Conference, and teaches writing in the School of Extended Learning at Santa Barbara City College. She 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.