Ali MacLean awarded the 2018 Gassner playwriting prize at the NETC Theatre Awards

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

Ali MacLean nominated for Broadway World Best Director Award

Voting is NOW OPEN for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards, sponsored  by TodayTix!  Ali MacLean is nominated for Best Director of a Play for her directorial debut of the award-winning She’s Not There. The play was part of the She LA Arts program at the Zephyr Theatre in August. Ali is nominated amongst seasoned directors … More Ali MacLean nominated for Broadway World Best Director Award

Ali joins Antaeus and Ensemble Theatre Playwriting Labs

Ali MacLean will be joining this season’s Antaeus Theatre Playwriting Lab and the Ensemble Studio Theatre Playwrights Unit. She is also a new member of the EST LA Theatre Company. The Playwrights Unit is EST/LA’s weekly incubation program for new plays, moderated by Stephen Dierkes, playwrights read and critique each other’s work in a professional, supportive … More Ali joins Antaeus and Ensemble Theatre Playwriting Labs

She’s Not There Wins BEST PLAY At SHE LA ARTS Theater Festival

The Los Angeles premiere of Ali MacLean’s award-winning play SHE’S NOT THERE performed to packed houses at the Zephyr Theatre this past week as part of SHE NYC Arts / SHE LA Arts Summer Theatre Festival. SHE’S NOT THERE was selected by She LA Arts, which supports the creation and production of powerful, and commercially … More She’s Not There Wins BEST PLAY At SHE LA ARTS Theater Festival

She’s Not There Finalist for Marsha A. Croyle Playwriting Award

Ali MacLean’s award-winning play She’s Not There has racked up another accolade. The play which tackles depression and mental illness has been selected as finalists for the 2019 Marsha A. Croyle Award for Outstanding Achievement in Playwriting by the 2019 Scribe playwriting competition. The winner will be announced mid-August.    

She’s Not There welcomes kung fu master James Lew!

𝙎𝙝𝙚’𝙨 𝙉𝙤𝙩 𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 has officially started its own Fight Club, led by the legendary James Lew, fight choreographer, stunt coordinator, and actor in everything from 𝙇𝙪𝙠𝙚 𝘾𝙖𝙜𝙚, 𝙄𝙣𝙘𝙚𝙥𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣, 𝙏𝙧𝙪𝙚 𝘽𝙡𝙤𝙤𝙙, 𝙋𝙞𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙨 𝙊𝙛 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝘾𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙗𝙗𝙚𝙖𝙣, 𝙍𝙪𝙨𝙝 𝙃𝙤𝙪𝙧, 𝙏𝙧𝙤𝙥𝙞𝙘 𝙏𝙝𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧, 𝘽𝙪𝙛𝙛𝙮 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙑𝙖𝙢𝙥𝙞𝙧𝙚 𝙎𝙡𝙖𝙮𝙚𝙧, 𝘽𝙞𝙜 𝙏𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙗𝙡𝙚 𝙄𝙣 𝙇𝙞𝙩𝙩𝙡𝙚 𝘾𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙖, and more! Check out the rehearsal where he led … More She’s Not There welcomes kung fu master James Lew!

Ali MacLean Chosen for Summer Salt Playwriting Workshop

Ali MacLean is excited to announce that she been chosen for the 2019 Summer Salt Playwriting intensive. Ali will be attending the Summer Salt Playwrights retreat this summer in Chatham – Cape Cod, MA. She will be working with improvisers and actors on shaping a new play. Previous actors there have been on The Simpsons, … More Ali MacLean Chosen for Summer Salt Playwriting Workshop