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.
DANA L. STRINGER is a commissioned playwright, writer, poet, screenwriter, and writing instructor. Her work is primarily concerned with themes of identity—racial, sexual, gender, religious, and social. She seeks to explore, challenge, and debunk negative stereotypes, myths, and belief systems that reinforce prejudice, bigotry, inequality, and injustice. She is committed to bridging gaps 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 critical 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 native of Louisville, Kentucky with a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles and a Bachelors of Arts from Morehead State University. Dana has served as an online instructional facilitator and instructor in the Inspiration to Publication Program at Antioch University Los Angeles. She is currently an adjunct faculty member at Antioch University Online, as well as an academic writing consultant in the eLearning industry. Dana is an Artist-In-Residence at Out of Hand Theater. She is a member of The Dramatists Guild of America and Atlanta-based Working Title Playwrights. 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.