The Beverly Hills Theatre Guild, Theatre 40, and Spark Theatrical present a staged reading of the Beverly Hills Theatre Guild’s winning play Ali MacLean’s play Wolves At The Door, in honor of it receiving the Julie Harris Playwright Award from the Theatre Guild. The play will be read at Theatre 40 in Beverly Hills on … More Wolves At The Door to be Presented by Theatre 40 and Beverly Hills Theatre Guild
Ali has been selected by Coverfly for their Endorsed Writer Program. With all the momentum building around her projects, which includes being selected for Coverfly Pitch Week for multiple iterations in a row, the script writing platform company has added MacLean to their l Coverfly Endorsed Writer Program, which garners extra exposure as it the industry’s largest … More Coverfly taps Ali MacLean as ‘Endorsed Writer’
Ali has been published yet again, this time returning to Smith & Kraus Books. She appears twice in The Best Men’s Stage Monologues of 2022 with selections from Sullen Girl (which had virtual pandemic readings with Dramatists Guild Footlights, EST LA SpringFest, and participated in the The Playwrights Realm Script Share). and I’ll Call You … More Ali’s work published again!
Ali was named the Resident Artist at the Citadel of Playwrights this summer. As a co-hort and resident artist, she spent weekly sessions presenting pages to the collective and panel of her play as she transferred it into a musical, with the new material by Craig Finn. The work culminated with a virtual performance of … More MacLean’s residency at The Citadel ends with virtual presentation of This Will Be Our Year
Ali MacLean’s award-winning and critically acclaimed play She’s Not There got an update in the form of a film adaptation and was given a live read at Theatre West last Saturday. The show, presented by the GreenLight Women organization was part of MacLean’s participation in the International Women’s Writers Group. The show was followed by … More She’s Not There live read held at Theatre West
Ali’s short solo piece that she wrote & performed, “Frozen Oranges”, was chosen from 6,500 entries for the Slam KingsX SLAMminutes show in aid of MIND Charity, a mental health non profit. The show presents monologues and solo pieces based on mental health issues. The show is performed in two parts on July 30th at … More Ali’s ‘Frozen Oranges’ debuts at The Arcola Theatre in London
Ali was tapped to be an ambassador and panelist for Mental Health Action Day, powered by MTV Entertainment. The second National ‘Mental Health Action Day’ is slated to drive the culture of Mental Health from awareness to action and takes place on May 19. Setting the theme of ‘Connection,’ Ali MacLean and more than 1400 companies and organizations … More Ali MacLean named talent ambassador for MTV’s Mental Health Action Day
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 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’.