DALE GRIFFITHS STAMOS
 
Amanda Split
Ten-minute play, 1m/2f - What happens when Amanda gets split into her mind (Amanda) and her body (Mandy) and argues over the same guy? Fireworks, that's what.

Productions: Six Women Playwriting Festival – Manitou Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO; "Evolution of Love" – Still Speaking Theatre, Pasadena, CA., "Love Struck," an evening of short plays about love by Dale Griffiths Stamos, Beverly Hills Playhouse, Beverly Hills, CA.

A longer version (18 minutes): Mind Versus Matter produced by Love Creek Productions, NYC
Mind Versus Matter also chosen as alternate for Samuel French Festival, NYC


Apprenticeship
Ten-minute play, 1m/1f - Sean and Annie are both writers. He's experienced, she's a novice. For him, writing is obsession, cliff walking, drug taking. For her, there are other choices to be made, and she'll prove it with her words.

Finalist, National 10 Minute Play Contest, Actors Theatre of Louisville

Cassie's Question
Fifteen-minute play, 1m, 2f - On the heels of her best friend's suicide, 17 year old Cassie, wracked with angst, turns to her father for help. But will she discover there are questions she can only answer for herself?

Crosscurrents
Short play (5-6 minutes) 1m/1f. She is full of passion, love, need. And he loves that passion, love, need. He'd just like to bottle it all for when he wants it, take a good long swig of it…later. But right now he's got to do his art, create, doesn't she understand?

Produced at the Complex Theatre as part of an evening of short plays by the Golden West Playwrights, Los Angeles, CA 

The Dinner Guest
Ten-minute play, 2f/1m - Meredith is having a little dinner party and the guest of honor is her husband's mistress. If her sly plans works, she may just save her marriage. 

Productions: "Thicker Than Water" – an evening of short plays about family by Dale Griffiths Stamos at Promenade Playhouse, Santa Monica, CA; Summer One Act Play Festival, Gulport Community Players, Gulfport, FL

Dirty Little Secret
Ten-minute play 1m/1f. Nick thinks he can breeze through these therapy sessions with the court appointed shrink. After all he's Nick Peters - he's charmed or bought himself out of worse situations than this. But soon he realizes that Anna Reynolds may have something on him, and it's not pretty.

Finalist West Coast Ten-minute playwriting Festival
Produced as part of "Love Struck," an evening of short plays about love by Dale Griffiths Stamos, Beverly Hills Playhouse, Beverly Hills, CA.


Entwined
Ten-minute play. 2m, 1f. Two people in their sixties find themselves standing in front of the same painting at a museum. Joe is black and Lisa is white and over forty years ago, when in high school, they loved each other. Now they must face their troubled past, and feelings that time may not have erased.

Going Home
Ten-minute play, 1m, 1f - A son must convince his mother to allow his father to die on his own terms.
 
Productions: "Thicker Than Water," an evening of short plays about family by Dale Griffiths Stamos at Promenade Playhouse, Santa Monica, CA; 10-Minute Play Festival, Lakeshore Players Theatre, White Bear Lake, MN

House for Sale
One act (18-20 minutes) 1m/1f. Times are tough in the real estate market as the economy melts down in 2009, and this agent is willing to do anything, well… almost, to sell a house! What happens when her best (or worst) intentions go awry in this comedy of errors.

Identity
One act (20-25 minutes), 2m/1f. A son's world is shaken when his mother, suffering from Alzheimer's, mistakes him for someone he's never heard of and then the shocking truth is revealed. 

Productions: "Love Struck," an evening of short plays about love by Dale Griffiths Stamos, Beverly Hills Playhouse, Beverly Hills, CA; "Good Works Project," Good Acting Studio, Atlanta, GA.; A film version of Identity (Titled: Lost Music) currently in post production.

Jeremy's Fear
Ten-minute monologue, 1m - Jeremy confronts the pastor at his old church about his feelings of condemnation and fear of hell.  (Can be coupled with Tracy's Sin.)

Produced as part of "Love Struck," an evening of short plays about love by Dale Griffiths Stamos, Beverly Hills Playhouse, Beverly Hills, CA;

Line in the Sand
Ten to fifteen minute play, 1m, 1f - Julia, a faithful Episcopalian, challenges her parish priest when he decides to protest the election of an openly gay bishop.

Produced as part of "Thicker Than Water," an evening of short plays about family by Dale Griffiths Stamos at Promenade Playhouse, Santa Monica, CA.

Matchmade 
Twelve to fifteen minute play, 1m, 1f - A widow who runs a matchmaking agency for people over 70 discovers a new client is an old fling from her past.

Produced as part of "Love Struck," an evening of short plays about love by Dale Griffiths Stamos, Beverly Hills Playhouse, Beverly Hills, CA; A film version of Matchmade, completed in 2013.

The One
Fifteen-minute play, 1m, 2f - Cody has come back to tell his high school sweetheart that she was the love of his life. But funny thing, she remembers their past quite differently.

Produced as part of "Love Struck," an evening of short plays about love by Dale Griffiths Stamos, at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, Beverly Hills, CA.

Out of the Rubble
Ten-minute play, 2m,1f - It's Thanksgiving, the food is getting cold and Louise has returned again to the burnt out remains of her home to search through the rubble. But for what? That is the question her frustrated sons ask her, but the answers they get are far from what they expected.

Productions: The 24 Hour Plays (workshop) – Pacific Resident Theatre, Venice, CA; Northpark Playwrights Festival – San Diego, CA; "The Writer Speaks" – Three Roses Players, North Hollywood, CA, "Thicker Than Water," an evening of short plays about family by Dale Griffiths Stamos at Promenade Playhouse, Santa Monica, CA

The Pact
Ten-minute play, 2f - Kate's kept her end of the bargain. She has turned up here, on the appointed spot, in this park, one year to the minute, so where is Leah? Well, Leah is here too, Kate just doesn't know it. A tale of faith in the improbable, in friendship and in footprints in the sand.

Workshopped as part of The 24 Hour Plays — Pacific Resident Theatre, Venice, CA

Plenty Papaya
Ten-minute play, 2f, 1m - Anna must deal with the shock of walking in on her 82 year-old, stroke-inflicted mother in flagrante delicto!

Productions: "The Writer Speaks" – Three Roses Players, North Hollywood, CA; and "Thicker Than Water," an evening of short plays about family by Dale Griffiths Stamos, Promenade Playhouse, Santa Monica, CA

Running Away for Christmas
Ten- minute play, 3m - Dad has run away to Las Vegas for Christmas and when his two grown sons try to find out why, they discover Dad needs a lot more for Christmas than a nice shirt picked out by the wife. (Birthday version of this play is entitled: Birthday Escape.)

Productions: "The Writer Speaks" - Three Roses Players, North Hollywood, CA; "Seven Plays in Seven Holidays" - n.u.f.a.n. Ensemble, Chicago, IL (Christmas version) "Thicker Than Water" - an evening of short plays about family by Dale Griffiths Stamos at Promenade Playhouse, Santa Monica, CA; "Don't Blink" a festival of short plays at the Vortex Theatre, Albuquerque, NM (Birthday version.)

The Session
A couple visits the world's worst marriage counselor who puts them through a variety of unconventional  "therapeutic" exercises that teach them an unexpected lesson.

Produced as part of "Love Struck," an evening of short plays about love by Dale Griffiths Stamos, at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, Beverly Hills, CA.

Tracy's Sin
Five-minute Monologue, 1f - Tracy tries to understand her feelings about a boy, parallel universe theory, French kisses and why she feels so guilty (Can be coupled with Jeremy's Fear.)

Productions: Love Creek Productions, NYC; Alternate, Samuel French Festival, NYC; Noho Festival, North Hollywood, CA; "Love Struck," an evening of short plays about love by Dale Griffiths Stamos, at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, Beverly Hills, CA.

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