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Pitch, Bitch, or Ditch

—with Kim Senklip Harvey and Pippa Mackie

Jan 14, 2019, 8PM | Historic Theatre

Historic Theatre

Part of the Femme Series: highlighting the strength and power of female-identifying voices and experiences.

Have you grown bored of theatre? When was the last time a show really excited you? Do you have an idea for a show? Join theatre creators and producers Kim Senklip Harvey (Writer/Director/Firestarter of Kamloopa) and Pippa Mackie (Jessie award-winning performer from The Society for the Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius) for an unforgettable night that puts the power in the hands of the patrons. From anonymous suggestions made by the audience, Kim and Pippa will lead patrons through a lively evening of banter and debate—no idea is off limits, no suggestions taboo or too dangerous—let your imaginations run wild! The bar will be open, and there will be guest appearances, and loads of surprises.

PITCH—Bring your ideas—pitches are anonymous, so no judgement!
BITCH—Kim and Pippa discuss the pitches, and debate whether they have potential as plays or not!
DITCH—The power is in your hands—audience members vote on which pitches are ditched and which ones have promise!

It’s like the Dragon’s Den of Theatre…only without the money…and ideas are anonymous!”—Pippa Mackie

Tickets just $10!

Join us for a pre-show Women in the Arts mixer from 6 to 8 pm in The Cultch lobby.

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, Greenthumb theatre and many more. Most recently, 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, Artslandia Magazine and the Georgia Straight’s ‘Artist to Watch’. As a writer and producer, Pippa’s work has been featured and performed on stages across Canada. She is the co-writer/performer of Fringe Festival hits The Progressive Polygamists and Industry: The Food Must Go Out. She is the current co-artistic director of the Pull Festival and the Associate Producer with Upintheair Theatre. Upcoming: Titus Bouffonius at the Push Festival (January 31, 2019). Pippa is co-writing a brand-new show titled JULIET (with Monster Theatre’s Ryan Gladstone), which will premiere the summer of 2019. Most recently, Pippa has teamed up with award-winning UK writer/performer Kit Redstone (Testosterone), as they are developing a show which will have its world premiere in 2020. www.pippamackie.com

Kim Senklip Harvey comes from the Syilx, Tsilhqot’in, Ktunaxa, and Dakelh Nations and is a director, playwright, and actor. She completed the BFA program at UBC and worked on the national tour of Kevin Loring’s Where the Blood Mixes, and the world premiere of Corey Payette’s Children of God. Her first full-length play, Kamloopa, focused on three Indigenous women’s understanding of indigeneity and the journey of reclaiming Indigenous matriarchy. In 2017, Harvey was shortlisted for the Gina Wilkinson Prize for her work as an emerging female director and participated in the Banff Residency “Centering Ourselves: Writing in a Racialized Canada.” She was also appointed as one of two artists to take part in the National Theatre School’s inaugural Artistic Leadership Program, which aims to steward the next generation of artists to lead the major artistic institutions in this country.

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