Celebrating over 10 years of new plays.


On November 9th, 2018 McLean Drama Company (MDC) partnered with the National Press Club (NPC) in Washington, DC to host the premiere performance of “NPC/MDC Theater,” featuring a series of three award-winning ten-minute plays performed by National Press Club members alongside actors and directors from the McLean Drama Company. This spirited event was held in the Cosgrove Lounge on Friday, November 9 at 6:00 p.m.

Founded by the late Rachael Bail, a long-time member of the National Press Club, the McLean Drama Company was created as a forum for new work and new plays, with an emphasis on the work of women in the theater. It was an entertaining homecoming of sorts, as MDC's first staged readings were at the National Press Club more than 15 years ago.
Stay tuned for more information regarding further upcoming events.

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 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.

The National Press Club and McLean Drama Company Honors MDC Founder and President Rachael Bail ‎in a Memorial Tribute.


2015 McLean Drama Company 10 Minute Play Contest Winners
Flashpoint - Mead Theatre Lab, Washington, D.C.
September 11-12, 2015

1st Prize Winning Play - Familiar Stranger
Written by: Shirley Greller Samaniego
Directed by: Carol Arthur



2nd Prize Winning Play - That's That
Written by: Ashley Amidon
Directed by: Carol Arthur



3rd Prize Winning Play -
Smoke and Mirrors
Written by: Louis Felder
Directed by: Michael Poandl


(left) Carol Arthur, Director (center) Rachael Bail, MDC Founder (right) Michael Poandl, Director

Non-profit MDC, McLean Drama Company, founded by playwright Rachael Bail, participated in the Women's Voices Theater Festival. MDC is a leading producer of women's work with one of the best records of producing plays by women in the nation. Nearly 90 percent of plays the company has produced in 11 seasons, showcase works written by women.