Monologue Anthology Available For Presale!

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!

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

Dramatists Guild Footlights Series presents Sullen Girl

The Dramatists Guild presents Ali MacLean’s latest play SULLEN GIRL, Featuring: Alexandra Hellquist, Adam J. Smith, Rob Nagle, Daisuke Tsuji, Matthew Hancock, Harry Groener, Scott Walker Ferrara, Kaypri Marcus, & moderated by SoCal Regional Rep Diana Burbano. An online reading of SULLEN GIRL by Ali MacLean as part of the DG Footlights™ program in Southern … More Dramatists Guild Footlights Series presents Sullen Girl

MacLean’s Wolves At The Door wins the Julie Harris Playwright Award

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