Pochsy IV: Excerpts from Work in Progress

Sat January 22, 2022 - 9:15 PM
Pochsy IV: Excerpts from Work in Progress

One Yellow Rabbit


Pochsy IV: Excerpts from Work in Progress

January 22, 2022 – 9:15pm

Big Secret Theatre, Arts Commons


Part of the 36th annual High Performance Rodeo, Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts


Ingenious, acidic comedy ... a hallucinatory ultra-feminine living corpse. (The Globe & Mail)


Meet Pochsy, the nasty, vapid, utterly charming embodiment of evil – wrapped in a bow. Eerily coy, seductive but with a poisonous bite, Pochsy garbles ad slogans, self-help mantras, and desperate grabs at meaning into a postmodern pastiche that is hilarious and harrowing, sweet and bitter at the same time. Pochsy’s lush satire redefines what’s good for us – if it hurts this divinely, it must be healthy.


The character Pochsy (an anagram for Psycho; sounds like “the pox”) was invented in 1992 by Karen Hines for the Fringe. Pochsy then evolved through a trilogy of award-winning plays, a book, and several short films that have screened around the world. Pochsy IV mark the first time in over fifteen years that Pochsy has taken the stage. Now, she can’t not speak.


Part of the Excerpts from Work in Progress Series at the High Performance Rodeo.


To be in love with Pochsy, as I am, is an exquisitely perverse addiction … She's like a disease you want to get in the hopes that it will purge something bigger. (The Georgia Straight)

Imagine Greek Tragedy by Betty Boop. (Montreal Gazette)

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

Ideal for: Performances, lectures, workshops
Capacity: 165 – Theatre-style seating
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible seats
Included: customizable theatre lighting and A/V options, event planning support 

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The Big Secret Theatre is not a secret anymore and at one point it wasn't even a theatre! The space, hidden away on the +15 level of Arts Commons was originally designed to function as a lounge. In 1987, One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre approached Arts Commons seeking space and the lounge space was leased to them on a trial basis. Today the company calls the Big Secret Theatre their permanent home. 

This venue has limited rental dates, to inquire about renting this space, please contact Johanne Deleeuw at jdeleeuw@oyr.org or 403-264-3224, ext. 4370.

For more information please visit https://www.oyr.org/the-venue/venue-rental