PGC's Karen Hines wins 2012 Calgary Critics Award for Best New Play
PGC is happy to annouce that member Karen Hines recently won the inaugural Calgary Critics Award for Best New Play for her play, Drama: Pilot Episode. The work, which the Globe and Mail's J. Kelly Nestruck describes as "a twisted and consistently quotable satire" in a review earlier this year, explores the anxieties of Canadians migrating westward to jobs and new opportunity in Alberta.
Chicago born, Toronto-bred, Karen Hines is an award-winning performer, writer and director. Her independent theatre company, Pochsy Productions, presents Hines’ highly theatrical, absurdist, satirical, neo-cabarets and comedies, including Pochsy’s Lips, Oh, baby (Pochsy’s Adventures by the Sea), and Citizen Pochsy (Head Movements of a Long-Haired Girl). These solo satires have been presented across Canada and in the U.S. at venues including One Yellow Rabbit, Factory Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Dallas Theatre Centre and Alice’s in New York.