MacLean joins Mental Health in Media panel

Ali took part in a RespectAbility panel on mental health in media as part of Mental Health Awareness Month. MacLean, an advocate for mental health awareness, is the author of the award-winning play She’s Not There, about a woman struggling to contain her depression while beginning a new relationship. RespectAbility is a founding partner in … More MacLean joins Mental Health in Media panel

MacLean’s ‘The Point’ being filmed for ANDTheatre’s Eclectics

Ali MacLean’s short work The Point, a ten minute play based on four Massachusetts ne’erdowells drinking in the woods at the Chesterfield Gorge, has been selected for the ANDTheatre Eclectics Play Festival. Due to Covid, the festival will be online this year. MacLean is directing her own play and production began last week. The plot … More MacLean’s ‘The Point’ being filmed for ANDTheatre’s Eclectics

EST presents MacLean’s Sullen Girl as part of SpringFest

The Ensemble Studio Theatre LA presented a virtual reading of Ali MacLean’s Sullen Girl as part of their SpringFest, a festival of play readings. The play was initiated by playwright Leilani Squire, and the show was directed by MacLean herself. The cast included Alexandra Hellquist, Adam J. Smith, Rob Nagle, Anil Margsahayam, Felipe Figeroa, Harry … More EST presents MacLean’s Sullen Girl as part of SpringFest

Ali MacLean Selected for Stowe Story Labs

Ali MacLean has been selected for the prestigious 2021 Stowe Story Labs. From hundreds of applications, MacLean’s project, a dark comedy television series called Lady Killer, was one of the 30 projects that was selected for the 2021 creative workshop. MacLean also received an honorable mention and cash prize for the Sidewalk Film Fellowship for … More Ali MacLean Selected for Stowe Story Labs

Lady Killer advances to Semi-Finals in Stowe Story Lab fellowships

MacLean’s acclaimed pilot, Lady Killer, which examines prison dating and America’s obsession with violence, has been named a semi-finalist by the esteemed Stowe Story Labs. Stowe Story Labs brings screenwriters, filmmakers, and creative producers together with seasoned industry professionals to help get projects made and seen. The Sidewalk Lab is being built in partnership with the team … More Lady Killer advances to Semi-Finals in Stowe Story Lab fellowships

Ali on the ICWP Centre Stage Podcast

Ali MacLean appeared on the Centre Stage Podcast, produced by the International Centre for Women Playwrights. During the podcast Ali read excerpts from two of her plays “Sullen Girl” and “This Will Be Our Year”. She then joined Jenni Munday for a conversation about what motivates her playwriting, researching dark subject matter, and what inspires … More Ali on the ICWP Centre Stage Podcast

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

SCRIPTD presents a Live Reading of Ali MacLean’s LADY KILLER

Scriptd connects talented writers with fans and the industry to help promote and actualize film and TV’s next big scripts Described as Waitress meets What We Do In The Shadows, Lady Killer is MacLean‘s award-winning, dark comedy TV pilot, tonally similar to Barry. Shelly’s family and friends in small-town Bogalusa aren’t crazy about her long-distance courtship with Wayne … More SCRIPTD presents a Live Reading of Ali MacLean’s LADY KILLER

MacLean’s writing intensive course being offered for a limited time

Ali is teaching her class again for a limited time. If you’re a writer looking to brush up on structure & dialogue, an actor looking to create a starring vehicle, or if you just need to be held accountable to get your pages done, sign up! This class has had actors, screenwriters, novelists, playwrights…all kinds … More MacLean’s writing intensive course being offered for a limited time