MacLean teaching writing course at The Yard Theater

ALi MAcLean’s writing workshop is once again being offered via The Yard Theater. The workshop will be online so anyone, anywhere can take the course. The course will focus on finding your unique voice, creating realistic, peppy dialogue with a strong point of view, and dramatic action that propels the story forward. If you are … More MacLean teaching writing course at The Yard Theater

Monologue Anthology Available For Presale!

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!

COVERFLY selects Lady Killer for Live Read

Coverfly, a searchable script database that recommends writers to studios, producers, managers, literary agents and executives looking to find emerging, yet unsigned writing talent, has chosen Ali MacLean’s award-winning dark comedy pilot for their Live Read series. Coverfly partnered with the Storytellers Conservatory via the Screen Actor’s Guild, to host robust virtual live reads of … More COVERFLY selects Lady Killer for Live Read

This Will Be Our Year debuts at Zephyr Theatre!

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!

Wolves At The Door a finalist at Creede Rep

Ali MacLean’s harrowing tale about grief, incels, and mass shootings, has made the final round of the Headwaters New Play Competition at the Creede Repertory Theatre in Colorado. MacLean’s WATD, which was the winner of the Julie Harris Playwrights Award, is in contention for the 9th season of Headwaters, where the play would be developed … More Wolves At The Door a finalist at Creede Rep

This Will Be Our Year joins the Sundance Collective Kitchen

MacLean’s This Will Be Our Year, fresh off dynamic performances at the Zephyr Theater, will be joining two other projects at the Sundance Institute’s Collective Kitchen later this month. The Sundance Institute Collective is a family of artists supported by Sundance Institute over the years through their labs, workshops, and the Sundance Film Festival. The … More This Will Be Our Year joins the Sundance Collective Kitchen

Sullen Girl advances at Gary Marshall Theatre

Ali MacLean’s Sullen Girl, a tale about confronting childhood traumas, is a semi-finalist for the Gary Marshall Theatre New Works Festival. Out of over 350 submissions, MacLean’s harrowing tale about abuse and redemption advances at the chance to be one of five plays produced in the September 2021 New Works Festival. decisions will be made … More Sullen Girl advances at Gary Marshall Theatre

MacLean a winner of ‘Our Digital Stories’

Ali MacLean received the Honorable Mention from Exposition Review, a literary journal, for their Our Digital Stories series. The collaboration between the literary journal and the digital film outlet called for short-form work set within the digital world, through the lens of a computer or a phone. This unique prompt was a reflection of the … More MacLean a winner of ‘Our Digital Stories’