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 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
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.
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
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!
MacLean gathers some of indie rock’s best for a show soundtrack: “Some great bands have graciously lent permission to use their music while we tell the story of Gen and Hugo. I’m lucky and happy I can incorporate music from some old friends in my show. Take a trip down memory lane and listen to … More This Will Be Our Year: Music Spotlight!
The two leads of This Will Be Our Year, Ali MacLean (Gen) and Adam Sinclair (Hugo), took a minute or two from rehearsing to sit down and promote the play running at the SHELA Arts Festival. As you might be able to see, they are getting along swimmingly.