Haley McGee is an internationally acclaimed performer and writer. This is her website.
Haley has toured her award-winning, critically lauded solo OH MY IRMA to Edinburgh, London, Brighton, Amsterdam, NYC, Berlin, Kiel (Germany), Tampere (Finland), Varna (Bulgaria), Ulaanbaartar (Mongolia), Peja (Kosovo), Victoria and Edmonton (Canada). OH MY IRMA debuted in Toronto at Passe Muraille and has been translated into French, German and Bulgarian.
Her new solo, I'm Doing This for You, premiered in the fall of 2015 playing in Halifax (Canada), Berlin (Germany) and Brighton (UK), followed by a sold-out pop-up run in Toronto. I'm Doing This for You was developed in residence at the Battersea Arts Centre and directed by Mitchell Cushman.
As an actor her recent credits include Deborah Pearson's Made Visible (The Yard Theatre), Stan Douglas' live film noir Helen Lawrence (Brooklyn Academy of Music, deSingel Antwerp, Edinburgh International Festival, Munich Kammerspiel, Canadian Stage, Vancouver Arts Club), premieres of Hannah Moscovitch's Infinity (Volcano/Tarragon), George F. Walker's Dead Metaphor (Off-Mirvish/Cnd Rep) and Moss Park (Passe Muraille/Green Thumb), The Other Place (Canadian Stage), The Story (Dora Nomination, Theatre Columbus), and Murdoch Mysteries (Shaftesbury/CBC).
Haley devised and performed the sold-out The Public Servant with Jennifer Brewin, Sarah McVie and Amy Rutherford, commission by Theatre Columbus (GCTC/MagNorth/Common Boots Theatre). Theatre Columbus commissioned and produced Haley's play, Weather the Weather, an outdoor winter walk-about show at the Evergreen Brickworks.
As a writer Haley has developed projects at Playwright Workshop Montreal's Glassco Translation Residency, the Battersea Arts Centre, National Theatre School of Canada, Banff Playwrights' Colony, The Stratford Festival’s Writers' Retreat and the Tarragon Theatre Playwrights' Unit.
Haley was a member of The Second City Conservatory and she holds a BFA in Acting from Ryerson University.
SELECTED PRESS QUOTES
“One of the best performances comes from Haley McGee as the quick-witted tomboy who works at the veterans’ hotel and is the eyes and ears of the Vancouver underworld.” - Financial Times
“Best of all is Haley McGee’s puckish Julie, who provides much of the piece’s comic relief via a wonderfully expressive performance.” - Edinburgh Spotlight
“Haley McGee is irresistible as the little hotel desk clerk who would rather be a boy.” - The Scotsman
“Haley McGee is one to watch” - A Younger Theatre
“The creation of the character is so complete that you totally forget in-the-moment to be impressed by how well it’s been achieved.” – Andrew Haydon, Postcards from the Gods
“...a hugely talented writer and performer” - The Skinny
“You’ll be left hanging on her every word, movement and facial expression” - Three Weeks
“The stage is owned by Haley McGee” - ArtNews
“Haley McGee, a recent standout in Canadian Stage’s Helen Lawrence, is excellent as she carries three very different roles.” - Toronto Star
“McGee proves once again that she is one of the most talented young actors currently treading the boards.” - Classical96
“Haley McGee is a stand out as the damaged daughter. McGee embodies weirdness exquisitely. She bounces from fantastic comedic timing to gut wrenching emotionality.” - The Scene in TO