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!
Ali MacLean’s harrowing tale about grief, incels, and mass shootings, has made the final round of the Headwaters New Play Competition at the Creede Repertory Theatre in Colorado. MacLean’s WATD, which was the winner of the Julie Harris Playwrights Award, is in contention for the 9th season of Headwaters, where the play would be developed … More Wolves At The Door a finalist at Creede Rep
MacLean’s This Will Be Our Year, fresh off dynamic performances at the Zephyr Theater, will be joining two other projects at the Sundance Institute’s Collective Kitchen later this month. The Sundance Institute Collective is a family of artists supported by Sundance Institute over the years through their labs, workshops, and the Sundance Film Festival. The … More This Will Be Our Year joins the Sundance Collective Kitchen
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.
Ali MacLean received the Honorable Mention from Exposition Review, a literary journal, for their Our Digital Stories series. The collaboration between the literary journal and the digital film outlet called for short-form work set within the digital world, through the lens of a computer or a phone. This unique prompt was a reflection of the … More MacLean a winner of ‘Our Digital Stories’
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
Wolves At The Door is going be in print! Smith & Kraus Publishing is publishing a monologue from Wolves At The Door (a speech by Grace) in their Best Monologues of 2021 anthology. Smith and Kraus Publishers, founded in 1990 by Marisa Smith and Eric Kraus, is the premier U. S. publisher of contemporary trade theater … More Wolves At The Door to be published in Smith & Kraus anthology
The Dramatists Guild of America Footlights, SoCal reading of MacLean’s latest play, “Sullen Girl”, was SOLD OUT! Sullen Girl is a beautifully, brutally unflinching look at abuse and trauma and the “survival mechanisms” we develop that threaten to destroy us. The stellar cast featured: Alexandra Hellquist, Adam J. Smith, Rob Nagle, Daisuke Tsuji, Matthew Hancock, … More Sold Out performance of Sullen Girl for Dramatists Guild Footlights
This Will Be Our Year was selected as part of the 2020 She NYC Arts/ She LA Arts Theatre Festival. The Festival was due to open at the Zephyr Theater this summer, but due to COVID has switched to a virtual, online festival. THIS WILL BE OUR YEAR, was instead performed virtually, using an innovative … More This Will Be Our Year debuts at the first SHE LA ARTS virtual theater festival