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
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
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
The screenplay adaptation of Ali MacLean’s award-winning play She’s Not There has advanced in the TSL Screenplay competition. The script has made it to the quarter-finals, placing it in the top 1,000 out of 13,000 entries. Funny, poignant, experimental, and shocking, She’s Not There explores how mental illness can hijack a relationship. The personification of depression … More She’s Not There advances in The Script Lab screenplay competition
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
Love is the drug and Hugo and Gen are junkies in Ali MacLean’s play This Will Be Our Year. Debut performance with Rob Nagle Ben Huth Ali MacLean Christine Hamilton-Schmidt and Lauren Campedelli. Directed by John Ennis. It debuts Sunday, January 19th at 7pm at Ensemble Studio Theatre LA.
Rock N Roll Greek Tragedy ‘This Will Be Our Year’ Set for Debut at Ensemble Studio Theatre photo credit: Megan Duffy LOS ANGELES, CA (Thursday, January 2nd, 2020) – The debut of new play THIS WILL BE OUR YEAR by award-winning playwright, television writer, and actor Ali MacLean, has been set for Ensemble Studio Theatre … More Ali MacLean’s ‘This Will Be Our Year’ Set for Debut at Ensemble Studio Theatre