Created and Performed by Karen Hines
Presented as part of Boca del Lupo’s Micro Performance Series
February 8 – 18, 2017 at 8:00pm; no shows February 12 or 13
The Fishbowl (100 – 1398 Cartwright Street, Granville Island, Vancouver)
“Imagine moving into the cutest little coach house ever, only to discover a string of hidden defects that drain your life savings and threaten to ruin your life.”
CRAWLSPACE a highly visceral and wildly theatrical experience is a darkly comedic, cautionary tale about the brutal battleground of real estate, decorative twig orbs and the state of the human soul. It filters real estate through the lens of Antonin Artaud’s Theatre of Cruelty to come up with this hybrid: Theatre of Realty.
CRAWLSPACE is inspired by creator and performer Karen 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. Join the Host (Hines) in a dreamy re-incarnation of the hellish little house as she entertains her guests Scheherazade-style – except instead of language steeped in poetry, history and philosophy, this play will offer floor plans, cut-lines from MLS real estate one-sheets, and erotic incantations inspired by Pottery Barn catalogues.
CRAWLSPACE’s creator and performer, Karen Hines, is a Dora Award-winning writer, director, actor, and cult comedienne best known for her dark clown pieces presented by Keep Frozen: Pochsy Productions. She is also known for her direction of the famous Canadian clown duo Mump and Smoot.
Nominated for Five Dora Mavor Moore Awards including Best Play and Best Production
Finalist for the Playwrights Guild of Canada Carol Bolt Award for Best New Play
Named one of the Globe & Mail’s top ten productions of 2017