It is Mental Health Awareness Month. As both a Mental Health Ambassador and a Partner with MTV and Taskforce, Ali aims to help empower people around the globe to take action for mental health, whether for themselves, for their loved ones or to advocate for systemic changes in their community. Ali has created content with … More More MTV MHAD content – Ali chats with Brent Morin and Rachel Bloom.
Today is Mental Health Action Day 2023! The theme this year, planned in partnership with MTV and TaskForce, is ACTION. What if everyone dedicated one hour to take action for their mental health? As an MTV Mental Health Talent Ambassador, and a 2023 Partner with MTV and Taskforce, Ali’s goal is to help empower people around the globe to take action for mental health, … More Today is MTV Mental Health Action Day! Watch Ali’s Roundtable Chat
This year’s Mental Health Action Day is on Thursday, May 18th and the theme, planned in partnership with TaskForce, is ACTION. What if everyone dedicated one hour to take action for their mental health? As an MTV Mental Health Talent Ambassador, and this year a Partner with MTV and Taskforce, Ali’s goal is to help empower people around the globe to take action for mental … More MTV Mental Health Action Day chats with Mike Doughty, Will Wheaton, and Craig Finn!
Team TWBOY has some exciting prospects coming up, including workshops with some broadway producers and creatives. However, funds are needed, so Ali and the gang started a fundraiser: Hey you rock ‘n rollers! Help us take This Will Be Our Year on the road! Or even down the road… Recently Ali adapted her play This Will Be Our … More Help take rock n roll show This Will Be Our Year on the road! Or down it…
It’s a good week for Ali’s screenplay, She’s Not There. First her award-winning story is advanced to the next round by Script Lab, then she lands in the Top 8% of discoverable projects and Top 10% of projects on the site. In a highly competitive field such as the Coverfly screenplay database, which showcases hundreds … More She’s Not There gets top ranking on Coverfly
Ali’s screenplay version of her award-winning play about mental health and monsters, She’s Not There, has advanced to the next round in the Script Lab competition. MacLean is a mental health advocate and also suffers from depression and general anxiety disorder. She wrote the film, which turns the rom com genre on its ear when … More She’s Not There advances in Script Lab
The Beverly Hills Theatre Guild, Theatre 40, and Spark Theatrical present a staged reading of the Beverly Hills Theatre Guild’s winning play Ali MacLean’s play Wolves At The Door, in honor of it receiving the Julie Harris Playwright Award from the Theatre Guild. The play will be read at Theatre 40 in Beverly Hills on … More Wolves At The Door to be Presented by Theatre 40 and Beverly Hills Theatre Guild
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
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