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!
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
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 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
Ali MacLean participated in the Antaeus Playwrights Lab end of year play extravaganza. Each playwright selected was assigned the theme ‘Now or Never’, and instructed to write a ten-minute play. MacLean created the short play The Point featuring Angela Sauer, Emily Goss, Luis Kelly-Duarte, and Aaron Lyons. The Point is a dark story about a group of friends at … More New play ‘The Point’ performed at the Antaeus short play night.
Ali MacLean’s play Wolves At The Door had it’s first reading at Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Winterfest play reading festival, to a sold out crowd. WOLVES, centers around a couple dealing with the heartbreaking ramifications of the death of their daughter in an incel fueled mass shooting. The play flips back and forth in time … More Wolves At The Door Debuts To SOLD OUT Crowd At Winterfest
Gassner Award Honoree 2018 First Prize: Ali MacLean She’s Not There The John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award Competition fosters new playwrights and scripts through this important competition established by Molly Gassner, wife of theatre historian John Gassner. The Award was created in 1967 to honor the late John Gassner (1903-1967) for his lifetime dedication to all … More Ali MacLean awarded the 2018 Gassner playwriting prize at the NETC Theatre Awards
As part of EST/LA’s Winterfest Playreading Series, She’s Not There, by Ali MacLean, delves into the struggle, battle, and ultimate repercussions mental illness has not only on the victim, but to all those in her life as well. With Paul McKinney, Lizzie Peet, J.P. Manx, Anil Margsahayam, Keith Szarabajka, J.P. Manoux, John Ennis, Kathleen … More She’s Not There – a play by Ali MacLean, debuts at Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Winterfest