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 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 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’.
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.
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.