Hines as Pochsy in My Name is Pochsy, 8 mm still by Benny Zenga
Hines as Pochsy in My Name is Pochsy, 8 mm still by Benny Zenga

"Ingenious, acidic comedy."
(The Globe and Mail)

Keep Frozen (a.k.a. Pochsy Productions) presents and develops the award-winning stage and screen works of writer, director and cult comedienne Karen Hines (a.k.a. Pochsy). Hines's trans-genre black comedies have traveled the globe, winning her a loyal following and international critical acclaim. From Dawson to Boston, Calgary to Kuala Lumpur, Hines' keen musings on modern life have charmed and horrified her audiences and cemented her reputation as "one of the gems of Canadian theatre." (Toronto Star)

"A miracle of bitter hope." (Eye)

"Savagely Funny." (NOW)

"Wicked, original and superb" (Denver Rocky Mountain News)

"I laughed. I cried. I called my friends." (Minneapolis-St. Paul Pioneer Press)

"Eerie, funny brilliance." (Edmonton Journal)

Karen Hines in Crawlspace, photo by Gary Mulcahey.
Karen Hines in Crawlspace, photo by Gary Mulcahey.

Pochsy Productions was founded in 1992 for the company's first show, Pochsy's Lips. Since then the company has developed seven more shows: Oh, baby, Hello...Hello, Citizen Pochsy, Pochsy Unplugged, Drama: Pilot Episode, Crawlspace, and All the Little Animals I Have Eaten as well as developing other works for stage and screen such as A Tax on Pochsy, The Audit and new commissions currently in development.

Combining such disparate elements as magical realism, satire and horror, Hines' work has won a growing audience, numerous production and literary nominations and awards, as well as a reputation for original, hilarious and provocative entertainments.

"One of the most original artists in the city."   

(Toronto Life)