Sex, drugs and the Grateful Dead. DEADHEADS chronicles Sadie and Ethan’s twenty-year relationship as they follow the Grateful Dead. An ode to a dying generation and a dying relationship.
’s plays have been produced across the globe, from New York City to Melbourne, Australia. She graduated from Yale in 2014, where she studied under Donald Margulies and received Yale’s top playwriting prize. Ali’s plays include Deadheads
(The Owl and Cat Theatre, Australia; Lyra Theatre Company, NYC; Last Frontier Theatre Conference 2016, Alaska); Quick, Change
(LFTC 2015, 13th Street Rep, Yale Playwrights Festival); Shtetl Stories
(Miller Theatre; commissioned by the Centropa Institute, starring members of the current Broadway cast of Fiddler on the Roof); Promised Land
(Horizon Theater Company, Yale Playwrights Festival); How He Learned to Love the Bomb
(TinyRhino, NYC; The Owl and Cat Theatre); and The Thay Bay Play
(The Drama League; Davenport Theatre). She also co-wrote and directed Woman of Valor
, which has been produced for seven consecutive years at the San Diego Repertory Theatre. Ali recently completed a graduate certificate in Writing for Television from UCLA. She will begin pursuing her MFA in Playwriting at UCSD in Fall 2017, under the mentorship of Naomi Iizuka.