Ms. Frankie Lee, 2017, Fade to Black Play Festival, MATCH, Houston
Looter, 2016, Fade to Black Play Festival, Queensbury Theatre, Houston
Secret Life in a Sacred House, 2015, Reader's Theatre Series of New Works, NBTF, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Secret Life in a Sacred House, 2015, New Life Productions, Columbia, S.C.
Colored in Winter, Fade to Black Play Festival, Queensbury Theatre, 2015, Houston
The Costume Waver, 2014, Fade to Black Play Festival, Obsidian Theater, Houston
ID, 2012, NAACP Theatre Festival of Ten-Minute Plays, Los Angeles
Kinsman Redeemer, 2006, Coleman & Smith Artistic Company, Los Angeles
Braxton Place, 2005, LAWTF Workshop Showcase, Fountain Theatre, Los Angeles
In 2017, Solomon's Porch, was a semi-finalist in the Nashville Film Festival's Screenwriting Competition. In 2014, Solomon's Porch was selected to be read in the SAG-AFTRA Atlanta Indie Screenwriter Showcase at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center.
In 2013, Dana's short screenplay, ID, adapted from her play with the same title, was selected to be used as part of the curriculum in the stage and screenwriting course at Long Beach City College.
PRINT AND PUBLICATIONS
In 2010, she served as an associate editor and contributing writer for Beyond Words: The Creative Voices of WriteGirl, a literary anthology published by WriteGirl. WriteGirl is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization dedicated to developing the writing skills of teenage girls seeking creative self- expression.
Dana has been a contributing columnist for EURWeb.com since 2012. Some of her work also appears in anthologies and literary magazines like Marked By Scorn: An Anthology of Non- traditional Relationships, Hot Summer Nights, Beyond Words, and Blackberry: A Magazine.
FORTHCOMING & UPCOMING
STAGE Spare Change by Dana L. Stringer "The Revelation" One-Act Play Series The Playroom Theater 151 W. 46th St. New York, NY 10036 February 24-25, 2018, 7:00PM
POETRY "a magical suicide" set for publication in the African American Review, Vol. 51.3, 2018
DANA L. STRINGER is a writer, playwright, poet, screenwriter, and an instructor. Her work seeks to explore, challenge, and debunk negative stereotypes, myths, and belief systems that reinforce prejudice, bigotry, inequality, and injustice. She is deeply committed to tearing down walls and bridging gaps between racial, cultural, gender, and religious groups by creating work that fosters empathy, understanding, and compassion for 'other.' She believes that the performing arts, the literary arts, and the cinematic arts are the most effective platforms for promoting understanding.
Dana's body of work has garnered a reputation for tackling some of the most controversial and taboo issues confronting us today. Her overall mission is to nurture ongoing dialogue between communities that have historically clashed, as well as to educate, inspire, enlighten, and empower others through the arts.
Dana is a member of Atlanta-based Working Title Playwrights, and she has participated in playwriting workshops at the Robey Theatre Playwright's Lab in Los Angeles as well as the Page to Stage playwriting workshop with the Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival.
In the past, she has served as a member on the board of directors for the Cultural Alliance of Long Beach in Long Beach, California.
She has a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles and a Bachelors of Arts from Morehead State University. Dana is currently an instructional facilitator and poetry instructor in the Inspiration to Publication Program at Antioch University Los Angeles.