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
Wanna relive the glory days of the early aughts when musicians still played guitars? Listen to Ali’s radio demo from her time on the air during the early aughts for a flashback. Ali was plucked from the halls of MTV to be an on-air personality on the new radio station Indie 103.1 FM. She was … More Radio, Radio
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’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 was honored to represent RespectAbility at the Marvel Studios Eternals premiere sponsored by #oneopen. This film features the first deaf superhero, Makkari, and was subtitled, a new addition for some movie theaters across the country. MacLean is an alumnus of the 2020 Respectability Entertainment Lab, a fellowship for entertainment professionals with disabilities. RespectAbility is … More MacLean represents RespectAbility at the Eternals movie premiere.
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 will have monologues from three of her plays (She’s Not There, This Will Be Our Year, and Wolves At The Door) in the theater anthology book She Persisted, published by Applause Books. It is edited by Lawrence Harbison and Honor Roll!, with specific thanks to Cheryl Davis, Suzanne Bradbeer, Lucy Wang, and Jacquelyn Reingold. … More Monologue Anthology Available For Presale!
Ali MacLean’s play This Will Be Our Year, described as a rock-n-roll Greek tragedy, melodramedy, or Normal People meets A Star Is Born, was a rock rollercoaster ride that audience members rode on Saturday at The Zephyr Theater. The play, starring playwright MacLean, Adam Sinclair, Juliet Lopez, and Eric Delgado, chronicles the ten-year-long tumultuous relationship … More This Will Be Our Year debuts at Zephyr Theatre!