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
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 top 2% percentile on the website of best scripts. She has been chosen by Coverfly for their competitive Pitchweek series twice.
Ali MacLean has been selected for the prestigious 2021 Stowe Story Labs. From hundreds of applications, MacLean’s project, a dark comedy television series called Lady Killer, was one of the 30 projects that was selected for the 2021 creative workshop. MacLean also received an honorable mention and cash prize for the Sidewalk Film Fellowship for … More Ali MacLean Selected for Stowe Story Labs
MacLean’s acclaimed pilot, Lady Killer, which examines prison dating and America’s obsession with violence, has been named a semi-finalist by the esteemed Stowe Story Labs. Stowe Story Labs brings screenwriters, filmmakers, and creative producers together with seasoned industry professionals to help get projects made and seen. The Sidewalk Lab is being built in partnership with the team … More Lady Killer advances to Semi-Finals in Stowe Story Lab fellowships
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
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
This Will Be Our Year was selected as part of the 2020 She NYC Arts/ She LA Arts Theatre Festival. The Festival was due to open at the Zephyr Theater this summer, but due to COVID has switched to a virtual, online festival. THIS WILL BE OUR YEAR, was instead performed virtually, using an innovative … More This Will Be Our Year debuts at the first SHE LA ARTS virtual theater festival
Ali MacLean was interviewed in Broadway World about her new play This Will Be Our Year which was selected as part of the 2020 She NYC Arts/ She LA Arts Theatre Festival. The Festival was due to open at the Zephyr Theater this summer, but due to COVID has switched to a virtual, online festival. … More Ali MacLean profiled in Broadway World