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 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’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
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 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.
The Broadway World Awards voting has begun and there are three chances to support Ali MacLean’s work. She is nominated for She’s Not There for Best Ensemble, She’s Not There for Best Performance/Play, and This Will Be Our Year for Top Virtual Performance. She’s Not There, winner of the John Gassner Award, was performed at … More MacLean nominated for 3 Broadway World Awards!
Ali MacLean’s provocative play Wolves At The Door has taken the first prize, the Julie Harris Playwright Award, given by the Beverly Hills Theatre Guild. The Beverly Hills Theatre Guild annually sponsors the Julie Harris Playwright Awards Competition to discover new theatrical works and to encourage established or emerging writers to create quality works for … More MacLean’s Wolves At The Door wins the Julie Harris Playwright Award
Ali MacLean’s poignant and heartbreaking take on the aftermath of a mass shooting had it’s Road Theatre debut Monday night before a rapt audience. The show, which was directed by veteran director Casey Stangl (Pasadena Playhouse, LaJolla Playhouse, Guthrie Theatre, South Coast Repertory, and the Humana Festival), and produced by Spark Theatrical, was Maclean’s first … More Wolves At The Door a Rousing Success at The Road Theatre