A perfect little coach house turns into a real-life nightmare in Karen Hines’ comic, Kafkaesque tale about the darker side of home ownership. Inspired by true events, Crawlspace moves past “cautionary” as it snakes through the brutal battleground of Canadian real estate, decorative twig orbs and the state of the human soul.
Crawlspace is inspired by Hines’ true story of buying a fully detached ‘condo alternative’ in a hip downtown Toronto neighbourhood in the heated market of 2006 . . . and then having it all go horribly, nightmarishly wrong. The story became a National Magazine Award-nominated feature called My Little House of Horrors (Swerve Magazine), which detailed the horrific events that unfolded in the tiny home.
Keep Frozen (Originally Pochsy Productions) was founded in 1992 for the company’s first show, Pochsy’s Lips. Since then the company has produced four more shows: Oh, baby, Hello…Hello, Citizen Pochsy and Pochsy Unplugged as well as developing other works for stage and screen such as Drama: Pilot Episode, A Tax on Pochsy, The Audit and other projects currently in development. Over the years, Hines has won a growing audience, numerous production and literary nominations and awards, as well as a reputation for original, hilarious and provocative entertainments.
Photos by Gary Mulcahey
“One of the top 10 productions of 2015.”
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