Ali will be this week’s guest on the new podcast A Series of Murders, hosted by Kat Corbett. The show dissects true crime documentaries, both the story and the filmmaking approach. They will discuss the recent HBO MAX 2 part documentary Undercurrent: The Disappearance of Kim Wall about the murder of a journalist aboard a … More Ali a guest on Kat Corbett’s A Series of Murders
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 MacLean has tapped indie-rock stalwart Craig Finn, frontman for The Hold Steady, to pen original music for the new mounting of her play This Will Be Our Year. This grunge rock-n-roll story follows the star-crossed, ten-year love affair between Gen (a struggling New York jewelry designer) and Hugo (a fledgling British rock star). In … More MacLean collaborates with indie rocker Craig Finn
Ali is published again for the second time this month. Ali has been included in The Best Women’s Monologues Anthology of 2021. Get a copy at www.smithandkraus.com to read Grace in Wolves At The Door, describing the night her daughter died. Ali’s work was chosen by editor Debbie Lamedman to be a part of the annual Smith … More Ali is published by Smith & Kraus books!
Ali’s thee monologues from her plays She’s Not There, Wolves At The Door, and This Will Be Our Year, can now be read in the comfort of your own home. Ali thanks Lawrence Harbison, editor of the book, Jaqueline Reinold, and Theresa Rebeck who wrote the forward. And special thanks to The Honor Roll, who … More She Persisted in book stores!
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.
Ali MacLean is in print. Three of her plays are represented in the new book from Applause Books, She Persisted – One Hundred Monologues from Plays by Women over Forty. The anthology was curated and edited by Lawrence Harbison, with a preface from Jacquelyn Reingold and an introduction from veteran playwright Theresa Rebeck. The book … More MacLean’s work published in ‘She Persisted’.
Ali’s latest play is a short look at an age-old topic – misogyny. MacLean describes the piece as: “funny, disturbing, and a fuck you to David Mamet.” The play involves two lawyers deciding the worth of a woman’s life…while hitting on their waitress. The 7×7 series at The Tank is led by Brett Epstein. MacLean … More Ali’s new play Toxic at The Tank in NYC
Ali MacLean’s multi-award-winning dark comedy pilot Lady Killer has been named the top ten comedies in the International Screen Play Association’s Table Read My Screenplay competition. The winner is given a reading at the acclaimed Austin Film Festival, however due to COVID, it may be moved to a streaming performance. MacLean’s pilot follows women who … More Lady Killer Top Ten in ISA’s Austin Competition
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.