BLUE CAROTID by Jasmine Ruff

I heard if you’re anemic real gold should leave a line like a bruise.


On a summer night childhood friends, Sarah and Eva, navigate new boundaries and old memories. The play opens after they have already spent several hours together.

Playwright: Jasmine Ruff

Jasmine is a double major studying English Literature and Creative Writing. She is in her last year of her undergraduate degree. Her friends are very thankful as they think come April, they will no longer receive panicked phone calls at absurd hours in the morning to read short stories. Though long-suffering they have been persistently helpful. Perhaps a bio is a weird place to thank people but Jasmine would like to thank Raeanne Lee and Allison Carter for reading this play in its early drafts. More polished versions of her work have been published online in SAD Magazine and in print in the 2016 Aesthetica Anthology.  Blue Carotid is her first play and she is honoured to be featured in the Brave New Play Rites Festival.

Director: Alexandra Henderson 

Alexandra graduated from Capilano University’s Acting for the Stage and Screen program in 2012 and is currently represented by Meagan McLeod at Lauren Levitt and Associates. She has spent her time since graduation acting, backpacking around the world and studying social sciences at SFU. In May she will begin her studies to complete her Bachelor of Performing Arts degree at Douglas College.  This is Alex’s first time directing in over three years and she is excited to work on Blue Carotid, which is written by her lovely roommate Jasmine Ruff and features some fantastic local talent. In the future Alex hopes to continue on to grad school with a focus on theatre directing, and gleefully live the life of a starving artist and vagabond.

Actors: Nina Tischhauser and Murry Peeters.


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