“One of the top 10 productions of 2015”
— J. Kelly Nestruck, The Globe and Mail



A new play created and performed by Karen Hines


Imagine moving into the cutest little house in downtown Toronto only to discover a string of hidden defects that drain your life savings and threaten to ruin your life. Award-winning writer and performer Karen Hines explores the darker side of property ownership in CRAWLSPACE, a new play which enjoyed a sold-out run at esteemed
gallery and performance lab, VIDEOFAG, in September 2015.


CRAWLSPACE is inspired by Hines’ true story of buying a fully detached 'condo alternative' in a hip downtown neighbourhood in the heated market of 2006... and how it all went horribly, nightmarishly wrong. The story became a National Magazine Award-nominated feature called My Little House of Horrors (Swerve Magazine). Performed for boutique audiences, CRAWLSPACE is a darkly comedic tale that moves past 'cautionary' as it
snakes through the brutal battleground of real estate, decorative
twig orbs and the state of the human soul.


Soulpepper Theatre Company

The Tank House Theatre  •  Toronto, ON

March 23 – April 15, 2017

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“NNNN. Savagely funny!”
— Glenn Sumi, Now Magazine

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