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’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 MacLean’s edgy short play The Point was presented on Sunday, March 6th as part of Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Winterfest Reading Series. The play, which was also directed by MacLean is a comedic, thriller about dating, substance abuse, and violence in a small working-class New England town. Loosely based on a true story and people … More The Point performed at EST’s Winterfest
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 has won the 2020 David Sedaris Humor Writing Competition, presented by CAP UCLA. MacLean’s short story, The Land Of Milk And Honey is one of three winners in the 11th annual competition, which is in honor of the prolific humor writer. Sedaris, author of over 12 books and frequent contributor on NPR, is … More MacLean winner of the David Sedaris Humor Writing Prize
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.
It started in September. I got email after email from publications asking me for my ‘best of the year’ picks and ‘best of the decade’ choices. And then there was an onslaught online, on TV, on the radio, and in print…what’s left of print, that is. ‘Best of the…’ ‘Top Ten’, ‘Top Twenty’, ‘Top Fifty’… … More 2010 – The Year in Review…In Advance
When I heard that The Juan MacLean was in town, I knew I had to talk to him, not only to chat about his new album The Future Will Come, being part of the uber cool electro mafia: DFA Records, but also to finally figure out how the hell we are related. Two MacLeans from … More Back To The Future With The Juan MacLean & The Ali MacLean