Ali MacLean’s serio-comic award-winning play She’s Not There, which tackles depression and how it can affect a relationship, will be presented as part of Cuckoo Bang’s Bits New Playwrights night in London on April 16th. Cuckoo Bang is a theatre company that works to create bold, dynamic work with the best emerging and established talent … More She’s Not There Gets a London Debut
Gassner Award Honoree 2018 First Prize: Ali MacLean She’s Not There The John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award Competition fosters new playwrights and scripts through this important competition established by Molly Gassner, wife of theatre historian John Gassner. The Award was created in 1967 to honor the late John Gassner (1903-1967) for his lifetime dedication to all … More Ali MacLean awarded the 2018 Gassner playwriting prize at the NETC Theatre Awards
She’s Not There, Ali MacLean’s award-winning play about the effects that depression has on a romantic relationship, was showcased in BITS at the White Bear Theatre in London. The play was produced by the Cuckoo Bang Theatre Group and directed by Dan Dawes. The play starred Flora Ogilvy as Anna, Paul McLaughlin as Rob, Miranda … More She’s Not There plays to sold-out crowd in London
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Ali’s half-hour dark comedy, Lady Killer, which also received the Writers For Writers fellowship, and was a finalist in the WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Competition, is advancing to the finalist round in the Orchard Project. For ten years, the Orchard Project has been a preeminent engine of new work in the theater world, helping over 200 … More Dark comedy Lady Killer advances in Orchard Project Episodic Lab
A portion of Ali’s play Wolves At The Door was recently workshopped at the Antaeus Theatre’s Playwrights Lab Event in Los Angeles. 12 Playwrights were selected to showcase new works to company members, actors, writers, and other theatre professionals. Ali’s play, Wolves, deals with parents and family members grieving in the aftermath of losing a … More Wolves At The Door Workshopped at Antaeus Theatre Playwrights Lab
Ali MacLean’s play Wolves At The Door had it’s first reading at Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Winterfest play reading festival, to a sold out crowd. WOLVES, centers around a couple dealing with the heartbreaking ramifications of the death of their daughter in an incel fueled mass shooting. The play flips back and forth in time … More Wolves At The Door Debuts To SOLD OUT Crowd At Winterfest
Ali was interviewed by Voyage LA magazine. Voyage profiles “LA’s most inspiring stories, L.A creatives and local artists”. The article discusses Ali’s writing career, her recent TV and web projects, winning the Gassner playwriting prize, gender parity, and where she sees the industry headed. You can check the article out here.
Ali starred in Ensemble Studio Theatre’s production of Brent Askari’s dark comedy, White Party, a play in the 2019 Winterfest festival. Ali played the part of Laura Baron, a wealthy housewife in Florida, who is disturbed when she and her husband throw a lavish white party and the guests don’t arrive. Accusations fly and a … More Ali stars in Ensemble Studio Theatre production White Party.