Albumen delves into the existential sensations and harmful co-dependencies of Jessa, a talented artist who abandoned her craft to work in an office and to model for her former mentor, photographer Danielle. In a ritual of sorts, Jessa gives blood every 56 days, in order to give her life meaning. At the clinic, she meets nurse and lover Lucas – both he and Danielle corner Jessa to reveal the things she’s running from, pushing her to her breaking point.
Non-linear and poetic, Albumen creates a world of tension between mystery, sex and pain and dives into Jessa’s emotional world with true expressionism.
The 2019 TACTICS Mainstage Series presents the world premieres of three new productions, all penned by award-winning Ottawa playwrights. Each production runs for two weeks at Arts Court Theatre. We create a platform for local indie artists to push theatrical limitations, share their stories with more of the community, and dream big with their art.