Ali is a Writer, Dramaturg, and Producer based in NYC. She describes her plays as glimpses into the lives of seemingly unreasonable people with exceptional reasons for their behavior. Basically she writes comedies that make you feel shitty for laughing.
Ali’s plays have been presented at various theaters across New York City including: STANDARDS (The Dramatists Guild), WHALE (Emerging Artists Theatre, The Riant Theatre), HERE TO STAY (The Gallery Players), FOR GOODNESS SAKE (4th Street Theatre @ New York Theatre Workshop), DEAR NATE (Midtown International Theatre Festival, ACME Theatre Festival), UN ALTRO ERRORE NELLA FAMIGLIA (Step1 Theatre Project), SLUT CLAUS (Manhattan Rep Theatre, Bucknell University), PREFERENCE (Pussyfest V - Caps Lock Thetare), NO ITALIAN (Rising Sun Performance Company Laboratorium), and GOOD FOR YOU (The Assembly Hall at Judson Memorial Church). GOOD FOR YOU also made it to the second round at the 2018 Austin Film Festival Play Competition. She participated in Serials at The Flea - Cycle 43, where her series THE INTERVIEW ran for two weeks. Readings of her plays SLUT CLAUS, DEAR NATE, INDEPENDENT CHRISTMAS, UNRESOLVED, SEVEN FISHES, and FOR GOODNESS SAKE have been recorded as part of The CRY HAVOC Podcast. Select Film Credits include: BEST WORST THING THAT EVER COULD HAVE HAPPENED (production assistant), BELIEVIN' (Production Manager), FAIR, KIND, AND TRUE (Producer), and ZERO ISSUE (Producer). Select Associate Director and Assistant credits include: LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL (Broadway), the 2012 OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN AWARD, and LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER: SWEENEY TODD, and ROB FISCHER CELEBRATES KANDER & EBB. Select Directing credits include: A VISIT TO THE BRONX (Finalist in The Avery Theater Company's 20/20 Festival at The Phillipstown Depot Theater), STAGE MOTHERS (The Clurman Theatre), and CLARENCE THE CANNIBAL (The Bowery Poetry Club). Ali has worked as teaching assistant for Adam Gwon and Abe Koogler at Primary Stages. She also works as a Dramaturg with the New York Musical Festival, where this past year, the musical she worked with, PETER, WHO? Won Best Book. She received her B.A. in Theatre Arts at Bucknell University, is a Member of the Stillwater Writers Group, and a Resident Playwright at The CRY HAVOC Company, a Producer at the New York Picture Company, and a Member of the Dramatists Guild of America.
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