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
Wolves At The Door, Ali MacLean’s searing and heartbreaking look at one family’s grief which is interrupted after a mass shooting has advanced in the Landing Theatre Company’s 2020 New American Voices Playwriting Festival. The Landing Theatre Company is dedicated to advancing American Theatre through the cultivation of extraordinary American playwriting and presenting American works … More Wolves At The Door advances in New American Voices Playwriting Festival
Tickets NOW ON SALE for Ali MacLean’s award-winning play SHE’S NOT THERE, opening August 2nd at the Zephyr Theatre in LA. Go grab yourself a pair! https://www.shenycarts.org/she-la The play will be in repertory with 4 other shows at the She NYC/ She LA Theatre Arts Festival this summer. The show stars Clayton Farris as Rob … More Tickets on sale for She’s Not There at the She NYC/ She LA Theatre Festival!
Ali MacLean’s play Wolves At The Door had it’s first reading at Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Winterfest play reading festival, to a sold out crowd. WOLVES, centers around a couple dealing with the heartbreaking ramifications of the death of their daughter in an incel fueled mass shooting. The play flips back and forth in time … More Wolves At The Door Debuts To SOLD OUT Crowd At Winterfest
Ali was interviewed by Voyage LA magazine. Voyage profiles “LA’s most inspiring stories, L.A creatives and local artists”. The article discusses Ali’s writing career, her recent TV and web projects, winning the Gassner playwriting prize, gender parity, and where she sees the industry headed. You can check the article out here.
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
Ali’s half hour dark comedy, Lady Killer, which also received the Writers For Writers fellowship, will be advancing to the semifinalist round of the WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Competition. WESCREENPLAY.COM Announcing the Diverse Voices Fall 2018 Semifinalists – WeScreenplay Before we announce the semifinalists, we’re very excited to announce that everyone who submitted their … More Dark comedy Lady Killer advances in WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Screenwriting Lab
ScreenCraft has recognized She’s Not There as a quarter-finalist in their Stage Play competition. She’s Not There has also been a Semi-Finalist for the Gary Marshall Theatre New Works Festival, a Finalist for the Dennis and Victoria Ross Foundation Playwrights Program, and was the winner of the 2018 John Gassner Playwriting Award. SCREENCRAFT.ORG Announcing the 2018 ScreenCraft … More She’s Not There advances in ScreenCraft competition.
Gassner Award Honoree 2018 First Prize: Ali MacLean She’s Not There The John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award Competition fosters new playwrights and scripts through this important competition established by Molly Gassner, wife of theatre historian John Gassner. The Award was created in 1967 to honor the late John Gassner (1903-1967) for his lifetime dedication to all … More Ali MacLean awarded the 2018 Gassner playwriting prize at the NETC Theatre Awards
Ali MacLean’s play She’s Not There is the 2018 John Gassner playwriting award recipient. The John Gassner Memorial playwriting award fosters new playwrights and scripts through this important competition established by Molly Gassner, wife of theatre historian, John Gassner. The award was created in 1967 to honor the late John Gassner for his lifetime dedication … More She’s Not There – 2018 John Gassner award recipient