It is Mental Health Awareness Month. As both a Mental Health Ambassador and a Partner with MTV and Taskforce, Ali aims to help empower people around the globe to take action for mental health, whether for themselves, for their loved ones or to advocate for systemic changes in their community. Ali has created content with … More More MTV MHAD content – Ali chats with Brent Morin and Rachel Bloom.
Team TWBOY has some exciting prospects coming up, including workshops with some broadway producers and creatives. However, funds are needed, so Ali and the gang started a fundraiser: Hey you rock ‘n rollers! Help us take This Will Be Our Year on the road! Or even down the road… Recently Ali adapted her play This Will Be Our … More Help take rock n roll show This Will Be Our Year on the road! Or down it…
Ali’s screenplay version of her award-winning play about mental health and monsters, She’s Not There, has advanced to the next round in the Script Lab competition. MacLean is a mental health advocate and also suffers from depression and general anxiety disorder. She wrote the film, which turns the rom com genre on its ear when … More She’s Not There advances in Script Lab
The Beverly Hills Theatre Guild, Theatre 40, and Spark Theatrical present a staged reading of the Beverly Hills Theatre Guild’s winning play Ali MacLean’s play Wolves At The Door, in honor of it receiving the Julie Harris Playwright Award from the Theatre Guild. The play will be read at Theatre 40 in Beverly Hills on … More Wolves At The Door to be Presented by Theatre 40 and Beverly Hills Theatre Guild
Ali has been published yet again, this time returning to Smith & Kraus Books. She appears twice in The Best Men’s Stage Monologues of 2022 with selections from Sullen Girl (which had virtual pandemic readings with Dramatists Guild Footlights, EST LA SpringFest, and participated in the The Playwrights Realm Script Share). and I’ll Call You … More Ali’s work published again!
Ali was named the Resident Artist at the Citadel of Playwrights this summer. As a co-hort and resident artist, she spent weekly sessions presenting pages to the collective and panel of her play as she transferred it into a musical, with the new material by Craig Finn. The work culminated with a virtual performance of … More MacLean’s residency at The Citadel ends with virtual presentation of This Will Be Our Year
Wanna relive the glory days of the early aughts when musicians still played guitars? Listen to Ali’s radio demo from her time on the air during the early aughts for a flashback. Ali was plucked from the halls of MTV to be an on-air personality on the new radio station Indie 103.1 FM. She was … More Radio, Radio
Ali MacLean’s award-winning and critically acclaimed play She’s Not There got an update in the form of a film adaptation and was given a live read at Theatre West last Saturday. The show, presented by the GreenLight Women organization was part of MacLean’s participation in the International Women’s Writers Group. The show was followed by … More She’s Not There live read held at Theatre West
Ali’s screenplay adaptation of her award-winning play She’s Not There, a culmination of her participation in GreenLight Women’s International women’s writers group, will have a Live Reading presented by GreenLight Women at Theatre West. Directed by MacLean, the show will feature Carly Chaikin (Mr. Robot) and Brent Morin (Undateable) in the lead roles of Anna … More She’s Not There screenplay adaptation live read!
Ali’s short solo piece that she wrote & performed, “Frozen Oranges”, was chosen from 6,500 entries for the Slam KingsX SLAMminutes show in aid of MIND Charity, a mental health non profit. The show presents monologues and solo pieces based on mental health issues. The show is performed in two parts on July 30th at … More Ali’s ‘Frozen Oranges’ debuts at The Arcola Theatre in London