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.





On October 4th, 2019 McLean Drama Company (MDC) partnered with the National Press Club (NPC) in Washington, DC to host the latest performance of “NPC/MDC Theater,” featuring a series of three award-winning plays from MDC's National 10 Minute Play Contest. The Readings were performed by members of the National Press Club alongside actors and directors from the McLean Drama Company, with an enthusiastic crowd participating.

MDC's first staged readings were held at the National Press Club more than 15 years ago, and these collaborations represent a new beginning. So, stay tuned for more information regarding further upcoming events both online and at the Club.