Ella Dorman-Gajic is a 20 year-old spoken word poet, theatre maker and actor. She has been performing her poetry around the UK for the last 3 years. In 2014 she was nominated for best actress by Brighton and Hove Arts Council for the title role in The Diary Of Anne Frank. More recently she has been recognised for her work in combining poetry with theatre, winning an award from The Pebble Trust Talent Grant to put her debut spoken word show “Did I Choose These Shoes?” on at the Brighton Fringe. This had a sell out house at 88 London Road Theatre and has gone on to be performed at Theatre Utopia in London. During this time, Ella has taken her work from stage to page and self-published her debut poetry pamphlet ‘Girl’.
She is a multiple winner of Brighton's Hammer and Tongue poetry slam and is involved with a number of organisations in Brighton like Poets Vs MCs, who she has performed with at the Edinburgh Fringe and Together The People Festival. Through Audio Active and East Sussex Music, Ella has been involved with a band named The Electric Youth Ensemble, who she has written and performed spoken word for. Ella has performed a self-penned piece of theatre at the Theatre Royal Brighton; this was run by New Writing South who later awarded her with their ‘Finish Lines’ bursary. Currently, she is studying Scriptwriting and Performance at the University of East Anglia, where is the president of the Spoken Word Society and is also directing a new feminist play. Through the characters and concepts she tackles, her writing expresses political and social messages which reflect the lives and struggles of real people growing up today.
‘A sharp, witty insight into being a young woman today, Lena Dunham meets the poetry of a young Joni Mitchell. Bites with passion, humour and lyricism' - Audley + Co