She’s Not There a selection for Canada’s Women’s Work Theatre Festival

She’s Not There is going international once again. The play, which deals with how a mental illness can affect a romantic relationship, has been selected by the the Women’s Work Festival as the top plays submitted. It will be workshopped and produced by the Canadian festival this spring. More information about how you can view … More She’s Not There a selection for Canada’s Women’s Work Theatre Festival

Lady Killer Performed by Veteran Comedy Cast at Scriptd Virtual Reading

A cast of veteran stage and TV actors led a laugh-filled reading of MacLean’s dark comedy, Lady Killer, which explores women who date men in prison. The Scriptd reading, which comprised of the pilot and second episode, included Emily Goss (Shook), Wes McGee (NCIS), Deb Hiett (Documentary Now), Rob Nagle (Little Fires Everywhere), Phil LaMarr … More Lady Killer Performed by Veteran Comedy Cast at Scriptd Virtual Reading

MacLean paired with Broadway star Kerry Butler for 24 Hour Plays Viral Monologues.

After being given and introduction and a prompt, MacLean had overnight to create a monologue for Broadway veteran Kerry Butler. What resulted was this hilarious turn by Butler, performing MacLean’s “Bit’s N’ Pieces.” for the 24 Hour Viral Monologue event. The two were joined by other theater denizens such as Matthew Broderick, Hugh Dancy, Willie … More MacLean paired with Broadway star Kerry Butler for 24 Hour Plays Viral Monologues.

Ali MacLean tapped for 24 Hour Plays Viral Monologues

Ali MacLean was listed in Playbill with theater luminaries such as Matthew Broderick, Kenneth Lonergan, Hugh Dancy, Will Arbery, and more, as part of the end of year 24 Hour Plays Viral Monologues. Produced by 24 Hour Plays, the 22nd series of the Viral Monologues brings together some of the best playwrights and performers who … More Ali MacLean tapped for 24 Hour Plays Viral Monologues

MacLean’s Wolves At The Door wins the Julie Harris Playwright Award

Ali MacLean’s provocative play Wolves At The Door has taken the first prize, the Julie Harris Playwright Award, given by the Beverly Hills Theatre Guild. The Beverly Hills Theatre Guild annually sponsors the Julie Harris Playwright Awards Competition to discover new theatrical works and to encourage established or emerging writers to create quality works for … More MacLean’s Wolves At The Door wins the Julie Harris Playwright Award

She’s Not There advances in The Script Lab screenplay competition

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 debuts at the first SHE LA ARTS virtual theater festival

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

MacLean winner of the David Sedaris Humor Writing Prize

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

This Will Be Our Year to join SHE LA ARTS festival

  As announced in BroadwayWorld, MAclean and her buzzy rock-n-roll Greek tragedy This Will Be Our Year, will join the SHE LA ARTS Theater Festival. Via BroadwayWorld: The SheNYC, SheLA, and SheATL Summer Theater Festivals will adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic by moving all programming to a live-streamed staged reading format. The selected pieces will record … More This Will Be Our Year to join SHE LA ARTS festival