Celebrating 10 years of new plays.

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.

On September 12th MDC presents the world premieres of three new prize-winning 10-Minute plays. The winning submissions to MDC’s Annual 10 Minute Play Contest will be staged at the Flashpoint - Mead Theatre Lab, followed by a forum to meet with the playwrights and cast.

Non-profit MDC, McLean Drama Company, founded by playwright Rachael Bail, has produced nearly 20 new plays by women in over 11 seasons.



This year, two of the three prize winning plays were written by women as MDC continues to bring the work of emerging playwrights to the stage in the Washington D.C. area. MDC is proud to be part of the Women's Voices Theater Festival.

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2015 McLean Drama Company 10 Minute Play Contest Winners:

1st Prize - "Familiar Stranger"
Shirley Greller Samaniego

2nd Prize - "That's That"
Ashley Amidon

3rd Prize - "Smoke and Mirrors"
Louis Felder

Date: Saturday,
September 12th, 2015

Flashpoint - Mead Theatre Lab
916 G Street NW
Washington DC 20001
(Gallery Place Metro - 9th and G Street, NW - Directly across from MLK Library and diagonally across from Zaytinia restaurant.)


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.