Posted on

Ella Dorman-Gajic

Ella is a published playwright, screenwriter, poet and performer of Serbian and Austrian heritage. Described as “impassioned” by The Guardian, Ella’s work is grounded in the female experience with an interest in sexual politics, coming-of-age and immigration. Her 5-star stage play TRADE premiered at Omnibus Theatre (VAULT Transfer Season), supported by Arts Council England and won an OffCom Award. It went onto an Arts Council Funded UK tour in 2023, starting with a sell-out at The Pleasance Theatre and finishing with another sell-out show at Norwich Arts Centre.

Her debut short film, the award-winning BACK OF THE NET (executive produced by Depot Cinema) is multi-award-nominated and has been selected for several BIFA-accredited festivals.

Ella has been nominated for several playwriting awards, most recently the Theatre503 International Playwriting Award for her play DIVIDED. Ella holds a first-class degree in Scriptwriting & Performance from UEA, is an alumnus of National Youth Theatre, New Writing South’s Young Writers, Roundhouse Poetry Collective, Apples & Snakes Writing Room and was Broken Silence Theatre’s first Writer in Residence.