ABOUT

Stephanie Dale writes for stage, radio and large-scale theatre. She is Head of Playwriting at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

 

She has four areas of practice:

New writing: Stephanie's work is focused on current social, environmental and political issues. Recently, she wrote Giants on the Hill which explores the impact of wind-farms on local communities, Centric Theatre. In 2016, she wrote The Lost Boy, Theatre in the Quarter; the play is a mix of fiction and real-life testimony from refugees from all over the world.

Adaptations: She has adapted several nineteenth century novels, including Alice in Wonderland . Her most recent adaptation, Persuasion by Jane Austen, Theatre6, toured nationwide in 2018.

Community Projects: Stephanie has written some of the UK's largest community plays involving hundreds of social actors. Her special interest is in promenade theatre, with a particular focus on the engagement between actors, audience and the use of space in-between. Currently, she is under commission to write Dorchester Community Play Association's seventh community play, Spinning the Moon. The play is a work of fiction, based on research provided by the DCPA. The play will be staged in April 2020. 

Recently, she worked with Theatre in the Quarter, writing the lyrics for a short film, Walk My Journey. The film involved interviews with refugees and 700 children from across Cheshire. The film was produced by Jo McLeish and has been nominated for the  Charity Film Awards 2020

Afternoon Drama BBC Radio Four:

Written in Mist - co-written with Ieaun Watkins - as part of the Double Acts Initiative.

First Bite of the Air - a drama about the last pit to close in the UK.

The Wife - a drama about Martha Bates, as part of the Gun Powder Women series.

What is Missing from Your Life? (The Women) - a drama doc based on the answer to this question, from 200 letters written by women in Birmingham.

What is Missing from Your Life? (The Men) - a drama doc based on the answer to this question, from 200 letters written by men in Birmingham.

Believe Me - about domestic abuse - and accompanying documentary, The Last Refuge.

Directed by Peter Leslie Wild.

Stephanie has lectured and facilitated workshops in over 700 schools, colleges and several universities on: Writing for Radio; Writing for Community Theatre; Writing for Site Specific Places and Adaptations.

Stephanie has a degree in Theatre and Media Drama, and an MA in Playwriting from the University of Birmingham.