Ali MacLean is in print. Three of her plays are represented in the new book from Applause Books, She Persisted – One Hundred Monologues from Plays by Women over Forty.
The anthology was curated and edited by Lawrence Harbison, with a preface from Jacquelyn Reingold and an introduction from veteran playwright Theresa Rebeck.
The book was spearheaded by The Honor Roll – an advocacy and action group of women playwrights over forty – and allies – whose goal is inclusion in theater. Described as the generation excluded at the outset of their careers because of sexism, now overlooked because of ageism. They celebrate diversity in theater and work to call attention to the negative impact of age discrimination alongside gender, race, ethnicity, faith, socioeconomic status, disability, and sexual orientation in the American theater and beyond. Honor Roll recently had a hand in Jeremy Harris’ decision to pull his work, Slave Play from the Center Theatre Group’s upcoming season, for lack of female playwrights on the schedule.
She Persisted contains 100 of the top monologues from recent plays. Ali has three monologues included from her plays She’s Not There, This Will Be Our Year, and Wolves At The Door. She Persisted can be purchased on Amazon, Powell’s Books, Barnes & Noble, and Foyles in the UK.