Ali Keller

Ali Keller

Ali’s a Playwright committed to telling stories with complex female characters. She received her B.A. in Theatre Arts at Bucknell University. She’s a Resident Playwright at The CRY HAVOC Company and a producer with the New York Picture Company and Bomb Girl Media (which she co-founded). Select Writing Credits: Standards (The Dramatists Guild), For Goodness Sake (4th Street Theatre @ New York Theatre Workshop),...
Ali’s a Playwright committed to telling stories with complex female characters. She received her B.A. in Theatre Arts at Bucknell University. She’s a Resident Playwright at The CRY HAVOC Company and a producer with the New York Picture Company and Bomb Girl Media (which she co-founded). Select Writing Credits: Standards (The Dramatists Guild), For Goodness Sake (4th Street Theatre @ New York Theatre Workshop), The Interview (The Flea Serials - Cycle 43), and Good For You (Second Rounder at the 2018 Austin Film Festival Play Competition). Select Film Credits: Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened (Production Assistant), Zero Issue (Producer), and Seven Fishes (Writer/Producer). Select Associate/Assistant Director credits: Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill (Broadway) and Live From Lincoln Center: Sweeney Todd, and Summit (La Mama Experimental Theatre Club) . Ali’s a Dramaturg with the New York Musical Festival (NYMF) where she worked with, PETER, WHO? which won Best Book in 2018. The song cycle she developed (The F*ck Am I Doing?) in Adam Gwon’s classes at ESPA has been selected for the 2019 NYMF Concert Series. She’s a Member of Stillwater Writers Group and a Member of the Dramatists Guild of America.

www.alikellerplaywright.com

Plays

  • BLOOD/SWEAT/TEARS
    BLOOD/SWEAT/TEARS is a horror movie, inside of a musical, inside of a play, about Ginny (and her alter egos), a skilled female artist who (like her male collaborators) puts her artistic dreams above all else. But a story of determination turns into a disturbing tale about survival, as reality and fiction begin to blur during Ginny’s pursuit to get the final draft of her musical approved. BLOOD/SWEAT/TEARS is...
    BLOOD/SWEAT/TEARS is a horror movie, inside of a musical, inside of a play, about Ginny (and her alter egos), a skilled female artist who (like her male collaborators) puts her artistic dreams above all else. But a story of determination turns into a disturbing tale about survival, as reality and fiction begin to blur during Ginny’s pursuit to get the final draft of her musical approved. BLOOD/SWEAT/TEARS is like if Inception and Whiplash had a baby – and that baby sang like 50% of the time.
  • Apparitions
    Apparitions is about Lilly, a 30 something customer service agent and Office Manager at Apparitions Perfume Company. Driven by a hyper vigilance she developed from untreated PTSD, Lilly takes her job very seriously and just wants everyone to be okay. But when Lilly is prevented from giving the customers what they want (her boss threatens to fire her for being too accommodating), a persistent customer shows up...
    Apparitions is about Lilly, a 30 something customer service agent and Office Manager at Apparitions Perfume Company. Driven by a hyper vigilance she developed from untreated PTSD, Lilly takes her job very seriously and just wants everyone to be okay. But when Lilly is prevented from giving the customers what they want (her boss threatens to fire her for being too accommodating), a persistent customer shows up to the office in person to force Lilly to get what she needs. Apparitions asks, how much empathy is too much empathy? And when does the pursuit of understanding become dangerous?
  • (un)conditional
    Fantasies are harmless, right? But what happens when your spouse wants to take a dark fantasy from the realm of imagination firmly into your bedroom? For two couples, the boundaries of compromise, communication, and unconditional love are tested to their breaking point - and one couple’s child gets caught in the crossfire. A very dark comedy, (un)conditional asks, how far is too far when trying to make your life partner happy?
  • ...The F*ck Am I Doing?
    ...The F*ck Am I Doing? is a song cycle about that feeling you get when you all of a sudden realize you ARE the adult in the room, but you haven't figured out how to adult yet.
  • Dear Nate
    Charlie, 24, and Nate, 30s, work together, hang out together, and more recently – sleep together. Unfortunately, the transition in and out of sleeping with one another isn’t going smoothly. So Charlie tries to end her complicated “friendship” with Nate...through a construction paper Christmas card.
  • House on Fire
    Megan is promoted at her company asked to make a public statement about the man she officially accused of sexual misconduct.
  • No Italian
    In 1923, Stella traveled to America from Sicily in the hopes of giving her daughter, Emily a better life. NOW, 20 years later, Emily is all grown up, married to a soldier, and living on a military base on Governors Island in the middle of World War II- But Stella didn't risk everything for her daughter to grow up and be an Italian wife.
  • Slut Claus
    Troj wakes up the morning after throwing a Christmas party with her roommate (and ex-boyfriend) Cookie. There are cups everywhere, Cookie’s passed out no the couch, and ALL of her clothes are missing…on the day she’s supposed to meet her fiancé’s parents…
  • Whale
    Maggie is an artist. Bobby is the captain of the swim team. Maggie used to be really overweight. Bobby used to make fun of her. They have been best friends since freshman year of college. Bobby agreed to be the subject of Maggie's senior art thesis. Her show went public today. Bobby probably should have asked to see it first.
  • Mr. Met
    Frankie gets distracted while trying to accept their partner's marriage proposal.
  • Standards
    Troj is living her best life: she's in the top sorority, she's head girlfriend at the Lambda fraternity house, she's an internet sensation, and she's got a dream job offer. She's so perfect, no one even cares that she's a raging monster behind closed doors. Until Carolyn has the audacity to date the next Lambda president and threatens the empire she has built.
  • Un Altro Errore Nella Famiglia
    It’s the anniversary of Pops death. Dom has knocked up his high school sweetheart. And Gia’s locked herself in the bathroom. Again. It’s just another Sunday dinner at Nonna’s house.
  • Independent Christmas
    Lenox returns home on her first Christmas break from college to find one of her moms, Anna has decorated the entire house for the 4th of July. Lenox insists that her mothers provide the traditional Christmas she’s been dreaming about while she’s been away at school. Anna quickly realizes that not only is this the first holiday season Lenox won’t have both her mothers, but she now has to break the news of their...
    Lenox returns home on her first Christmas break from college to find one of her moms, Anna has decorated the entire house for the 4th of July. Lenox insists that her mothers provide the traditional Christmas she’s been dreaming about while she’s been away at school. Anna quickly realizes that not only is this the first holiday season Lenox won’t have both her mothers, but she now has to break the news of their divorce…on Christmas Eve.
  • Dead Man Walking
    Jack's worried about his little brother Petey because he's got a good job, a nice apartment, and a soon-to-be fiancé that everybody hates. Jack's looking for the right time to talk to Petey about his life choices - maybe during the proposal wasn't it.