Ali MacLean is a graduate of the Miami University Actor’s Program and the LaJolla Playhouse Conservatory. Her play, Tales of a Bleaknik, was performed at the Melrose Theater via the HBO Workspace. Ali has had her work performed at the Comedy Central Stages, the Lyric Hyperion, Largo at the Coronet Theater, and the White Bear Theatre in London. Her play She’s Not There was selected for the Ensemble Studio Theatre Winterfest reading series, the Bits New Plays UK series, was a finalist for the Kitchen Dog Theater New Works Festival, the Gary Marshall Theatre New Works Festival, was shortlisted for the Dennis and Victoria Ross Foundation Project, was a semi-finalist in the Screencraft Play competition, and has been selected for the 2019 SHE NYC Arts Summer Theatre Festival. She’s Not There is the recipient fo the 2018 John Gassner Memorial Award. Her latest work, Wolves At The Door, was part of the EST Winterfest reading series and was a finalist for the O’Neill National Playwright’s Conference. Ali is a member of the Dramatist’s Guild.
Ali has performed at several different festivals and theaters including Rogue Machine Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, San Francisco Sketch Fest, Funny Women Festival, Gen Art, and Story Lotto. Her prose is published in The American Dream (Nation Books, 2008). Ali’s screenplays have been a Chesterfield Writer’s Project semi-finalist, a Scriptapalooza semi-finalist, a WeScreenplay finalist, an IFP Filmmakers Program finalist, and an Orchard Project finalist. Ali won the 2018 Writers For Writers fellowship, founded by Script Pipeline. She was also part of the 2015 Women in Film Mentorship program. Ali has written for networks like MTV, Vh-1, and FOX, and is a writer and consultant for the television shows Hollywood Darlings and Hot Date on the Pop Network.
Ali produces comedy charity shows for the non-profit PEACE OVER VIOLENCE, for which she also serves on the advisory board. She has performed and shared the stage with top acts such as Tenacious D, Patton Oswalt, Bob Odenkirk, Jimmy Fallon, Dave Foley, Greg Proops, Sarah Silverman, Tim Heidecker, Retta, and Reggie Watts.
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