Ali MacLean’s multi-award-winning dark comedy pilot Lady Killer has been named the top ten comedies in the International Screen Play Association’s Table Read My Screenplay competition. The winner is given a reading at the acclaimed Austin Film Festival, however due to COVID, it may be moved to a streaming performance. MacLean’s pilot follows women who … More Lady Killer Top Ten in ISA’s Austin Competition
Coverfly, a platform for screenwriters and television writers, has featured Ali on social media, highlighting her Live Script read for her comedy Lady Killer. Ali’s script Lady Killer is now ranked in the the top 2% percentile on the website of best scripts.
ALi MAcLean’s writing workshop is once again being offered via The Yard Theater. The workshop will be online so anyone, anywhere can take the course. The course will focus on finding your unique voice, creating realistic, peppy dialogue with a strong point of view, and dramatic action that propels the story forward. If you are … More MacLean teaching writing course at The Yard Theater
Ali will have monologues from three of her plays (She’s Not There, This Will Be Our Year, and Wolves At The Door) in the theater anthology book She Persisted, published by Applause Books. It is edited by Lawrence Harbison and Honor Roll!, with specific thanks to Cheryl Davis, Suzanne Bradbeer, Lucy Wang, and Jacquelyn Reingold. … More Monologue Anthology Available For Presale!
Coverfly, a searchable script database that recommends writers to studios, producers, managers, literary agents and executives looking to find emerging, yet unsigned writing talent, has chosen Ali MacLean’s award-winning dark comedy pilot for their Live Read series. Coverfly partnered with the Storytellers Conservatory via the Screen Actor’s Guild, to host robust virtual live reads of … More COVERFLY selects Lady Killer for Live Read
Ali MacLean’s play This Will Be Our Year, described as a rock-n-roll Greek tragedy, melodramedy, or Normal People meets A Star Is Born, was a rock rollercoaster ride that audience members rode on Saturday at The Zephyr Theater. The play, starring playwright MacLean, Adam Sinclair, Juliet Lopez, and Eric Delgado, chronicles the ten-year-long tumultuous relationship … More This Will Be Our Year debuts at Zephyr Theatre!
Ali MacLean’s harrowing tale about grief, incels, and mass shootings, has made the final round of the Headwaters New Play Competition at the Creede Repertory Theatre in Colorado. MacLean’s WATD, which was the winner of the Julie Harris Playwrights Award, is in contention for the 9th season of Headwaters, where the play would be developed … More Wolves At The Door a finalist at Creede Rep
MacLean’s This Will Be Our Year, fresh off dynamic performances at the Zephyr Theater, will be joining two other projects at the Sundance Institute’s Collective Kitchen later this month. The Sundance Institute Collective is a family of artists supported by Sundance Institute over the years through their labs, workshops, and the Sundance Film Festival. The … More This Will Be Our Year joins the Sundance Collective Kitchen
MacLean gathers some of indie rock’s best for a show soundtrack: “Some great bands have graciously lent permission to use their music while we tell the story of Gen and Hugo. I’m lucky and happy I can incorporate music from some old friends in my show. Take a trip down memory lane and listen to … More This Will Be Our Year: Music Spotlight!
The two leads of This Will Be Our Year, Ali MacLean (Gen) and Adam Sinclair (Hugo), took a minute or two from rehearsing to sit down and promote the play running at the SHELA Arts Festival. As you might be able to see, they are getting along swimmingly.