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Whether writing about fraternity girlfriends about to graduate and face the real world, a group of male friends who are trying to maintain their childhood friendships as adults with no emotional intelligence, a film crew working towards a deadline on their b-horror movie with no resources, a customer service agent who uses their love of wrestling to navigate everyday triggers, or married couples navigating their changing sexual fetishes, Ali's characters are “low-brow” people in “low-brow” environments. But they explore and pursue “high-brow” topics and themes like unconditional love, shame, reproductive rights, mental health, elitism in the arts and the relationships between feminism, racism and capitalism. Ali ferociously mines dark subjects by revealing the humanity and comedy beneath them.

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Ali's theatrical works have been developed with, produced or presented at The Workshop Theater, The TANK Limefest, Live Arts Theater, HARP Theatricals, The COW Community, Stillwater Writers Group, The Brighton Fringe Festival, Skeleton Rep, The Assembly Hall at Judson Memorial Church, New York Musical Festival, The Dramatists Guild, and IRT. In 2022 she earned her first commission with Alt teller Ingenting, a Norwegian theatre company that toured her mental health focused play, Christen the Place across Norway. In 2023 she completed her first residency with ForgeFuel. Previously she has been a semifinalist for SPACE on Ryder Farm, The Mitten Lab, and Primary Stages ESPA-Drills. She has a BA from Bucknell University, was a TA and Rockwell Scholar at ESPA at Primary Stages, is an affiliate Dramaturg with Beehive Dramaturgy and is in the advanced BMI Librettist program.

Ali's screenplays and films have been developed at, screened at, or placed at the Atlanta Film Festival, Female Voices Rock, Filmmatic Horror, Austin Film Festival, World Webfest Mania, Mott Haven Film Festival, Flicker's Rhode Island Film Festival, Lonely Wolf, Script Summit, Artists Forum of the Moving Image, Art of Brooklyn Film Festival and many more. 

For details about specific works in development check out the plays, musicals, and screenplays pages.

For Ali's Writing Resume click here.

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