Ali has been selected by Coverfly for their Endorsed Writer Program. With all the momentum building around her projects, which includes being selected for Coverfly Pitch Week for multiple iterations in a row, the script writing platform company has added MacLean to their l Coverfly Endorsed Writer Program, which garners extra exposure as it the industry’s largest … More Coverfly taps Ali MacLean as ‘Endorsed Writer’
Ali has been published yet again, this time returning to Smith & Kraus Books. She appears twice in The Best Men’s Stage Monologues of 2022 with selections from Sullen Girl (which had virtual pandemic readings with Dramatists Guild Footlights, EST LA SpringFest, and participated in the The Playwrights Realm Script Share). and I’ll Call You … More Ali’s work published again!
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
Ali MacLean’s award-winning and critically acclaimed play She’s Not There got an update in the form of a film adaptation and was given a live read at Theatre West last Saturday. The show, presented by the GreenLight Women organization was part of MacLean’s participation in the International Women’s Writers Group. The show was followed by … More She’s Not There live read held at Theatre West
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 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 received a California Arts Grant as well as a stipend from ANDTheatre Company to attend the Summer Salt Playwriting Workshop for the second time. MacLean traveled to beautiful Chatham, MA on Cape Cod to adapt her short play The Point (a virtual pandemic play at ANDTheatre) into a full length. For a week, at … More Ali receives California Arts Grant for workshop
Ali MacLean has tapped indie-rock stalwart Craig Finn, frontman for The Hold Steady, to pen original music for the new mounting of her play This Will Be Our Year. This grunge rock-n-roll story follows the star-crossed, ten-year love affair between Gen (a struggling New York jewelry designer) and Hugo (a fledgling British rock star). In … More MacLean collaborates with indie rocker Craig Finn
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’.
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