A Scene from This Will Be Our Year
by Ali MacLean
Honorable Mention – Flash 405, February 2021: “Your Digital Stories”
I love the intimacy that comes in this piece from only hearing someone on the other end of the phone. A testament to the power of the voice of someone we love to bring us back to each other, to ourselves.
Ali MacLean is an award-winning writer, director, and actor. A graduate of Miami University and the LaJolla Playhouse Conservatory, her play She’s Not There won the 2018 John Gassner award, amongst others, and was named 2019 Best Production by She NYC Arts. She was nominated for a Broadway World Directing Award for the same play. Her play Wolves At The Door won the Julie Harris playwriting award, was a semi-finalist for the O’Neill National Playwright’s Conference and was workshopped at the Road Theatre. Her latest, Sullen Girl was recently presented by the Dramatists Guild Footlights. Ali is a member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Playwrights Unit, Antaeus Theatre’s Playwrights Lab, The Honor Roll, and the Dramatists Guild.
Ali’s screenplays have been a Chesterfield Writer’s Project semi-finalist, and a Scriptapalooza and Screencraft semi-finalist several times. Her pilot Lady Killer was selected for the Stowe Story Labs and an Honorable Mention for the Sidewalk Film Fellowship, a WeScreenplay finalist, an Orchard Project Episodic Lab, and won the 2018 Writers For Writers fellowship. Her short films have screened and won festivals, including Atlanta, Palm Springs, Toronto, Aspen Comedy, and Gen Art. Ali is also a member of the Imagine Impact Creative Network, the 2015 Women In Film Mentorship, and a 2020 alumni of the Respectability Lab. Ali won the 2020 David Sedaris Humor Writing Prize and wrote for the 24 Hour Plays Viral Monologues. She recently wrote for the POP TV shows Hollywood Darlings and Hot Date, and lives in Los Angeles.
Photo Credit: Adrian Swancar