Pippa Mackie is an award-winning Vancouver based actor, writer and producer. Since graduating from the National Theatre School of Canada’s Acting Program in 2009, Pippa has worked with: Arts Club, Gateway Theatre, Belfry Theatre, Pi Theatre, Rumble Theatre, Firehall Arts Centre, Delinquent Theatre, Greenthumb theatre and many more. Pippa originated the role of ‘Leap’ in Rumble Theatre’s The Society of the Destitute presents: Titus Bouffonius written by Colleen Murphy, which earned her and the ensemble a Jessie Richardson award for ‘Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble’. She was also the Vancouver Sun’s and the Georgia Straight’s ‘Artist to Watch’. A select number of her film/tv credits include: Supernatural (CW), Van Helsing (Sci-Fi), Hell on Wheels (AMC), Roadies (Showtime), and supporting lead roles in feature films #Roxy and Christmas Solo. Most recently, Pippa was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award ‘Best Performance in a Feature’ for her role as ‘Bronwyn’ in Feature Film #Roxy (now available on US Netflix, iTunes, Amazon and more.)
As a writer, Pippa’s work has been featured and performed on stages and at festivals across Canada. She works primarily in the style of what she calls ‘reclamation comedy’. She is particularly interested in the re-imagining of women’s stories through satire. By reclamation, she means incorporation. 6 of her one act plays have been produced and performed at Speakeasy Theatre’s Pull Festival including her dark comedy Deer Harper which was also part of the Shift Festival in Vancouver and has since been published as part of Pull Festival Anthology. She is currently adapting her one-woman dark comedy Ketchup, about unfair sex laws in the US, into a feature length screenplay under the mentorship of the Wet Ink Collective.
Pippa is a true collaborator, having co-created and performed two Fringe Festival hits including The Progressive Polygamists (with Emmelia Gordon) which has been performed across Canada over 100 times to sold out houses everywhere, had a professional production at the Firehall Arts Centre, won 3 Pick of the Fringe Awards and was part of the 2015 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Her other fringe hit Industry: the Food Must Go Out, won the Vancouver Fringe Festival Award for Innovation. She also just co-created and co-hosted the one night show ‘Pitch, Bitch, or Ditch’ with Kim Senklip Harvey which premiered at the Cultch Historic Theatre in January 2019.
In January 2019, Pippa went to England to work with award-winning (Pleasance Indie Award for Best Theatre Show and Samuel Beckett Award shortlist) UK writer/performer Kit Redstone (Testosterone) on their new play The Fucking Garden: a wickedly dark and impishly mischievous reclamation of the Adam and Eve story.
For the summer of 2019, Pippa was on tour with her co-written show JULIET: A Revenge Comedy produced by Monster Theatre. Co-written with Monster Theatre’s Artistic Director Ryan Gladstone, and performed by Pippa, Ryan Gladstone and Carly Pokoradi.
She is the former Artistic Associate with Pi theatre, the current co-artistic director of Speakeasy Theatre’s Pull Festival, a contributor to the Cultch, and the Associate Producer of Upintheair Theatre.