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

Wolves At The Door a Rousing Success at The Road Theatre

Ali MacLean’s poignant and heartbreaking take on the aftermath of a mass shooting had it’s Road Theatre debut Monday night before a rapt audience. The show, which was directed by veteran director Casey Stangl (Pasadena Playhouse, LaJolla Playhouse, Guthrie Theatre, South Coast Repertory, and the Humana Festival), and produced by Spark Theatrical, was Maclean’s first … More Wolves At The Door a Rousing Success at The Road Theatre

Wolves At The Door set for The Word at The Road Theatre

Ali MacLean’s acclaimed play Wolves At The Door, which explores two parents grieving the loss of their child after an incel fueled mass shooting, will be featured at The Road Theatre in Los Angeles. The play, which was a 2019 finalist at the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, will be directed by award-winning director Casey Stangl … More Wolves At The Door set for The Word at The Road Theatre

This Will Be Our Year Debuts at Ensemble Studio Theatre

Ali MacLean’s Rock n Roll Greek tragedy debuted to a packed theater at Atwater Village Theater Sunday night and received rave reviews. This Will Be Our Year, which follows the toxic love affair of Hugo (Rob Nagle), a British rock star, and Gen (Ali MacLean) a New York designer, took the audience at Ensemble Studio … More This Will Be Our Year Debuts at Ensemble Studio Theatre

Wolves At The Door advances in New American Voices Playwriting Festival

Wolves At The Door, Ali MacLean’s searing and heartbreaking look at one family’s grief which is interrupted after a mass shooting has advanced in the Landing Theatre Company’s 2020 New American Voices Playwriting Festival. The Landing Theatre Company is dedicated to advancing American Theatre through the cultivation of extraordinary American playwriting and presenting American works … More Wolves At The Door advances in New American Voices Playwriting Festival