Celebrating 10 years of new plays.


2014 MDC 10 Minute Play Contest Winners: Dorothy Louise, 1st Prize, Eleanor Herman, 3rd Prize, Shirley Greller Samaniego, 2nd Prize, Regional Winner, Paulina Shur, Runner-Up, Sam Affoumado, Rachael Bail, Founder and President of MDC(Center)

The McLean Drama Company,


a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, stages theatrical productions and dramatic readings emphasizing its mission – to present and inspire dramatic writing and new American plays, by playwrights from Northern Virginia, the Greater Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area and nationwide. The MDC is also expanding its work across media. The educational purpose of these productions includes programs that deal with social issues of the day and reach out to, and raise awareness of, at-risk populations, young people and senior citizens.

The McLean Drama Company's 2014-2015
National 10 Minute Play Contest


MDC's Annual National 10-Minute Play Contest is underway. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize for the winning plays is a staged reading that will be presented at a Washington, D.C. theatre during 2015.

The winning playwrights in MDC's 2014-2015 Play Contest will be posted after being formally notified in writing.



Rachael Bail,

founder and president of the McLean Drama Company, is a playwright, producer and journalist, who is a former Voice of America editor and correspondent. She spent years in the Broadway community and lived and worked in Rome, Italy, where she was a columnist for the Rome Daily American.

"We want the audience to come away from these performances feeling that they have seen exciting new work,” - Rachael Bail.


Fiddler on The Roof Exhibit
Photo credit: Jeff Malet


Rachael Bail at Arena Stage With "Herb Baumel 'The Original'‎ Fiddler on the Roof" Display featuring memorabilia contributed by MDC and displayed in conjunction with Arena's 50th Anniversary production of Fiddler.


MDC President Rachael Bail (center) with Board Members (from left): Susan Baumel, Winifred Delle and Barbara Baron at Arena Stage's exhibit displaying original items from Broadway's "Fiddler on the Roof".


Kenneth Kaufman,the great-grandson of Sholom Aleichem author of "Tevye's Daughters" the inspiration for "Fiddler on the Roof", and Rachael Bail, MDC Founder and President at Arena Stage's 50th Anniversary production of the hit show.