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’

This Will Be Our Year rehearsals are underway!

This Will Be Our Year, which debuts live at the Zephyr Theater on July 17th, has begun the rehearsal process. Director Jason Weiss, and the cast: Adam Sinclair, Ali MacLean, Juliet Lopez, and Eric Delgado, are working their way through the piece which follows the stormy and passionate ten-year relationship between a British rockstar and … More This Will Be Our Year rehearsals are underway!

Sullen Girl chosen for Playwrights Realm Workshop

Ali MacLean’s heart wrenching play about childhood trauma and overcoming it in adulthood, has been chosen by The Playwrights Realm for their Script Share Workshop Series. The workshop pairs a playwright with a veteran theater producer in order to reshape and advance the play with guidance and outside perspective. The Playwrights Realm works with early … More Sullen Girl chosen for Playwrights Realm Workshop

The Point presented at ANDTheatre Festival

Ali’s short film The Point, a gothic tale about four Massachusetts townies partying at Chesterfield Gorge, was presented this past week at the ANDTheatre’s Eclectic Festival. “The Point”Written & Directed by Ali MacLeanWith Nevin Millan as LugoAlison Minick as TeenieAlexander Demas as MurphAaron Lyons as Scanlan A Q&A session was held after, where MacLean explained … More The Point presented at ANDTheatre Festival

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 performed 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 rehearsals began last week. The plot … More MacLean’s ‘The Point’ being performed 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