MacLean receives Julie Harris Award

Ali MacLean became the 2020 recipient of the Janet and Maxwell Salter Julie Harris Award this week. The first-place award given by the Beverly Hills Theatre Guild comes with a $3,500 prize and possible future performance depending on the current COVID situation. MacLean’s Wolves was developed at the Antaeus Playwrights Lab and the Ensemble Playwrights … More MacLean receives Julie Harris Award

MacLean’s Wolves At The Door wins the Julie Harris Playwright Award

Ali MacLean’s provocative play Wolves At The Door has taken the first prize, the Julie Harris Playwright Award, given by the Beverly Hills Theatre Guild. The Beverly Hills Theatre Guild annually sponsors the Julie Harris Playwright Awards Competition to discover new theatrical works and to encourage established or emerging writers to create quality works for … More MacLean’s Wolves At The Door wins the Julie Harris Playwright Award

She’s Not There advances in The Script Lab screenplay competition

The screenplay adaptation of Ali MacLean’s award-winning play She’s Not There has advanced in the TSL Screenplay competition. The script has made it to the quarter-finals, placing it in the top 1,000 out of 13,000 entries. Funny, poignant, experimental, and shocking, She’s Not There explores how mental illness can hijack a relationship. The personification of depression … More She’s Not There advances in The Script Lab screenplay competition

This Will Be Our Year debuts at the first SHE LA ARTS virtual theater festival

This Will Be Our Year was selected as part of the 2020 She NYC Arts/ She LA Arts Theatre Festival. The Festival was due to open at the Zephyr Theater this summer, but due to COVID has switched to a virtual, online festival. THIS WILL BE OUR YEAR, was instead performed virtually, using an innovative … More This Will Be Our Year debuts at the first SHE LA ARTS virtual theater festival

MacLean winner of the David Sedaris Humor Writing Prize

Ali MacLean has won the 2020 David Sedaris Humor Writing Competition, presented by CAP UCLA. MacLean’s short story, The Land Of Milk And Honey is one of three winners in the 11th annual competition, which is in honor of the prolific humor writer. Sedaris, author of over 12 books and frequent contributor on NPR, is … More MacLean winner of the David Sedaris Humor Writing Prize

This Will Be Our Year to join SHE LA ARTS festival

  As announced in BroadwayWorld, MAclean and her buzzy rock-n-roll Greek tragedy This Will Be Our Year, will join the SHE LA ARTS Theater Festival. Via BroadwayWorld: The SheNYC, SheLA, and SheATL Summer Theater Festivals will adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic by moving all programming to a live-streamed staged reading format. The selected pieces will record … More This Will Be Our Year to join SHE LA ARTS festival

This Will Be Our Year Virtual Performance Draws Viewers From All Over The World

Ali MacLean’s play This Will Be Our Year was produced virtually by the No Pants Theatre Company on Friday night and performed via YouTube Live. The play was very well received and finished with a lengthy Q & A session where the actors and playwright answered questions from the director and the online audience. Starring … More This Will Be Our Year Virtual Performance Draws Viewers From All Over The World

YouTube Virtual Performance of This Will Be Our Year

No Pants Theatre Company Presents a live Virtual Performance of: This Will Be Our Year Written by Ali MacLean Directed by Jason Weiss Friday, May 15 at 5:00pm PST Meet Hugo. Millions of girls want him. He could have any of them. But he wants Gen. Meet Gen. She’s not a people person. That is until she … More YouTube Virtual Performance of This Will Be Our Year

Antaeus Theatre Lab Short Play Extravaganza

Ali MacLean participated in the Antaeus Playwrights Lab end of year play extravaganza. Each playwright selected was assigned three Antaeus company member or associate actors and instructed to write them into a ten-minute play. MacLean created the short play Those People featuring Avery Clyde, Cherish Duke, and Antaeus founding member Tony Amendola. Those People is a … More Antaeus Theatre Lab Short Play Extravaganza