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 production began last week. The plot … More MacLean’s ‘The Point’ being filmed for ANDTheatre’s Eclectics
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 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
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
After being given and introduction and a prompt, MacLean had overnight to create a monologue for Broadway veteran Kerry Butler. What resulted was this hilarious turn by Butler, performing MacLean’s “Bit’s N’ Pieces.” for the 24 Hour Viral Monologue event. The two were joined by other theater denizens such as Matthew Broderick, Hugh Dancy, Willie … More MacLean paired with Broadway star Kerry Butler for 24 Hour Plays Viral Monologues.
Ali MacLean was listed in Playbill with theater luminaries such as Matthew Broderick, Kenneth Lonergan, Hugh Dancy, Will Arbery, and more, as part of the end of year 24 Hour Plays Viral Monologues. Produced by 24 Hour Plays, the 22nd series of the Viral Monologues brings together some of the best playwrights and performers who … More Ali MacLean tapped for 24 Hour Plays Viral Monologues
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!