The Point performed at EST’s Winterfest

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

MacLean collaborates with indie rocker Craig Finn

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

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 debuts at Zephyr Theatre!

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!

Wolves At The Door a finalist at Creede Rep

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

This Will Be Our Year joins the Sundance Collective Kitchen

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

Sullen Girl advances at Gary Marshall Theatre

Ali MacLean’s Sullen Girl, a tale about confronting childhood traumas, is a semi-finalist for the Gary Marshall Theatre New Works Festival. Out of over 350 submissions, MacLean’s harrowing tale about abuse and redemption advances at the chance to be one of five plays produced in the September 2021 New Works Festival. decisions will be made … More Sullen Girl advances at Gary Marshall Theatre