MacLean’s residency at The Citadel ends with virtual presentation of This Will Be Our Year

Ali was named the Resident Artist at the Citadel of Playwrights this summer. As a co-hort and resident artist, she spent weekly sessions presenting pages to the collective and panel of her play as she transferred it into a musical, with the new material by Craig Finn. The work culminated with a virtual performance of … More MacLean’s residency at The Citadel ends with virtual presentation of This Will Be Our Year

She’s Not There screenplay adaptation live read!

Ali’s screenplay adaptation of her award-winning play She’s Not There, a culmination of her participation in GreenLight Women’s International women’s writers group, will have a Live Reading presented by GreenLight Women at Theatre West. Directed by MacLean, the show will feature Carly Chaikin (Mr. Robot) and Brent Morin (Undateable) in the lead roles of Anna … More She’s Not There screenplay adaptation live read!

Ali’s ‘Frozen Oranges’ debuts at The Arcola Theatre in London

Ali’s short solo piece that she wrote & performed, “Frozen Oranges”, was chosen from 6,500 entries for the Slam KingsX SLAMminutes show in aid of MIND Charity, a mental health non profit. The show presents monologues and solo pieces based on mental health issues. The show is performed in two parts on July 30th at … More Ali’s ‘Frozen Oranges’ debuts at The Arcola Theatre in London

Ali MacLean takes part in Mental Health Action Day, interviews top artists

On May 19th, Ali participated as an ambassador and panelist for Mental Health Action Day, powered by MTV Entertainment. The second National ‘Mental Health Action Day’ was a mission to drive the culture of Mental Health from awareness to action. Setting the theme of ‘Connection,’ Ali MacLean and more than 1400 companies and organizations addressed the surge of … More Ali MacLean takes part in Mental Health Action Day, interviews top artists

MacLean represents RespectAbility at the Eternals movie premiere.

Ali was honored to represent RespectAbility at the Marvel Studios Eternals premiere sponsored by #oneopen. This film features the first deaf superhero, Makkari, and was subtitled, a new addition for some movie theaters across the country. MacLean is an alumnus of the 2020 Respectability Entertainment Lab, a fellowship for entertainment professionals with disabilities. RespectAbility is … More MacLean represents RespectAbility at the Eternals movie premiere.

MacLean’s work published in ‘She Persisted’.

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 … More MacLean’s work published in ‘She Persisted’.

MacLean joins Mental Health in Media panel

Ali took part in a RespectAbility panel on mental health in media as part of Mental Health Awareness Month. MacLean, an advocate for mental health awareness, is the author of the award-winning play She’s Not There, about a woman struggling to contain her depression while beginning a new relationship. RespectAbility is a founding partner in … More MacLean joins Mental Health in Media panel

She’s Not There Wins BEST PLAY At SHE LA ARTS Theater Festival

The Los Angeles premiere of Ali MacLean’s award-winning play SHE’S NOT THERE performed to packed houses at the Zephyr Theatre this past week as part of SHE NYC Arts / SHE LA Arts Summer Theatre Festival. SHE’S NOT THERE was selected by She LA Arts, which supports the creation and production of powerful, and commercially … More She’s Not There Wins BEST PLAY At SHE LA ARTS Theater Festival

WOLVES AT THE DOOR premieres at Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Winterfest

Award-winning playwright Ali MacLean’s, WOLVES AT THE DOOR, premieres at the Winterfest play reading festival at Ensemble Studio Theatre Los Angeles on Sunday, January 13th. This play marks the follow up to MacLean’s previous play, SHE’S NOT THERE, which also debuted at Winterfest, and went on to win the John Gassner playwriting award. WOLVES centers … More WOLVES AT THE DOOR premieres at Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Winterfest