Keep Frozen (a.k.a. Pochsy Productions)

“A miracle of bitter hope… Hines has tapped into the confusion and alienation unique to our age and mined a work of gossamer charm and deadly power.”
– Simon Houpt, Eye, Toronto

Pochsy Productions was founded in 1992 for the company’s first show, Pochsy’s Lips, which won a loyal cult following, and went on to play theatres and festivals across Canada, the U.S.A. and Germany. Since then, the company has developed and produced seven more shows featuring casts large and small (see full Production History here).

Over the years, venues have included Soulpepper, Videofag, Tarragon Theatre, Factory Theatre (Toronto), Boca del Lupo, PushOFF, Vancouver East Cultural Centre (Vancouver), One Yellow Rabbit and the High Performance Rodeo, Alberta Theatre Projects (Calgary), Joe’s Pub (Public Theatre), Alice’s Fourth Floor (NYC), World Stage, Magnetic North, Debajehmujig, Beme Theatre (Munich), Actors Theatre of Louisville and many more.

The plays and several short films penned by Hines have earned Hines and her collaborators a reputation for provocative, original and hilarious offerings for the stage and screen.

“Imagine Greek Tragedy by Betty Boop”(Monteal Gazette)
“Hilarious and harrowing … her comedy has the rare ability to make you laugh while feeling queasy … [Pochsy is] the perfect clown creation for our time. (NOW)”
Wicked, original and superb.” (Denver Rocky Mountain News)

My Name is Pochsy: An Industrial Film. 8mm still by Benny Zenga. Watch here.