She’s Not There is going international once again. The play, which deals with how a mental illness can affect a romantic relationship, has been selected by the the Women’s Work Festival as the top plays submitted. It will be workshopped and produced by the Canadian festival this spring. More information about how you can view … More She’s Not There a selection for Canada’s Women’s Work Theatre Festival
A cast of veteran stage and TV actors led a laugh-filled reading of MacLean’s dark comedy, Lady Killer, which explores women who date men in prison. The Scriptd reading, which comprised of the pilot and second episode, included Emily Goss (Shook), Wes McGee (NCIS), Deb Hiett (Documentary Now), Rob Nagle (Little Fires Everywhere), Phil LaMarr … More Lady Killer Performed by Veteran Comedy Cast at Scriptd Virtual Reading
Scriptd connects talented writers with fans and the industry to help promote and actualize film and TV’s next big scripts Described as Waitress meets What We Do In The Shadows, Lady Killer is MacLean‘s award-winning, dark comedy TV pilot, tonally similar to Barry. Shelly’s family and friends in small-town Bogalusa aren’t crazy about her long-distance courtship with Wayne … More SCRIPTD presents a Live Reading of Ali MacLean’s LADY KILLER
Ali is teaching her class again for a limited time. If you’re a writer looking to brush up on structure & dialogue, an actor looking to create a starring vehicle, or if you just need to be held accountable to get your pages done, sign up! This class has had actors, screenwriters, novelists, playwrights…all kinds … More MacLean’s writing intensive course being offered for a limited time
Wolves At The Door is going be in print! Smith & Kraus Publishing is publishing a monologue from Wolves At The Door (a speech by Grace) in their Best Monologues of 2021 anthology. Smith and Kraus Publishers, founded in 1990 by Marisa Smith and Eric Kraus, is the premier U. S. publisher of contemporary trade theater … More Wolves At The Door to be published in Smith & Kraus anthology
The Dramatists Guild of America Footlights, SoCal reading of MacLean’s latest play, “Sullen Girl”, was SOLD OUT! Sullen Girl is a beautifully, brutally unflinching look at abuse and trauma and the “survival mechanisms” we develop that threaten to destroy us. The stellar cast featured: Alexandra Hellquist, Adam J. Smith, Rob Nagle, Daisuke Tsuji, Matthew Hancock, … More Sold Out performance of Sullen Girl for Dramatists Guild Footlights
The Dramatists Guild presents Ali MacLean’s latest play SULLEN GIRL, Featuring: Alexandra Hellquist, Adam J. Smith, Rob Nagle, Daisuke Tsuji, Matthew Hancock, Harry Groener, Scott Walker Ferrara, Kaypri Marcus, & moderated by SoCal Regional Rep Diana Burbano. An online reading of SULLEN GIRL by Ali MacLean as part of the DG Footlights™ program in Southern … More Dramatists Guild Footlights Series presents Sullen Girl
After being given and introduction and a prompt, MacLean had overnight to create a monologue for Broadway veteran Kerry Butler. What resulted was this hilarious turn by Butler, performing MacLean’s “Bit’s N’ Pieces.” for the 24 Hour Viral Monologue event. The two were joined by other theater denizens such as Matthew Broderick, Hugh Dancy, Willie … More MacLean paired with Broadway star Kerry Butler for 24 Hour Plays Viral Monologues.
Ali MacLean was listed in Playbill with theater luminaries such as Matthew Broderick, Kenneth Lonergan, Hugh Dancy, Will Arbery, and more, as part of the end of year 24 Hour Plays Viral Monologues. Produced by 24 Hour Plays, the 22nd series of the Viral Monologues brings together some of the best playwrights and performers who … More Ali MacLean tapped for 24 Hour Plays Viral Monologues
Ali MacLean participated in the Antaeus Playwrights Lab end of year play extravaganza. Each playwright selected was assigned the theme ‘Now or Never’, and instructed to write a ten-minute play. MacLean created the short play The Point featuring Angela Sauer, Emily Goss, Luis Kelly-Duarte, and Aaron Lyons. The Point is a dark story about a group of friends at … More New play ‘The Point’ performed at the Antaeus short play night.