Ella D. Gajic

Arts

Review: Lights! Planets! People! at the Norwich Arts Centre

Intergalactic missions, high-tech rockets and a failed power point: writer and director Molly Naylor cleverly captures the complexities of modern space science through the lens of Maggie, an astronomer living with bipolar disorder. Emotionally moving and intellectually stimulating, this multimedia one-woman show had a unique angle on two very topical issues, and sensitively explored how…

Arts

Review: Bookable Room 12 at the Drama Studio Rehearsal Room

With just one room, some plastic chairs, and the occasional dead-body, this eclectic comedy journeyed through a succession of wacky events flowing in and out of Bookable Room 12. The opening of the play welcomes us into a student-theatre-style performance piece – nothing out of the ordinary there. But just as the audience relaxes back…

Arts

2019 Spotlight Festival

UEA Drama Society’s annual Spotlights Festival is two days of eight new short plays written, directed, and produced by Drama Society members. Here’s Ella Dorman-Gajic’s reviews of Thursday night’s plays: Conquistador by Jonny Davidson Hitmen Dan and Stewart sit in a Spanish bar, awaiting the daunting arrival of their boss, sipping beer and contemplating the…

Arts

Review: I would like to get know you

With just two performers, a guitar and a bit of multimedia thrown into the mix, this keenly observed show explores dating, relationships and love in the contemporary world. It’s apparent that the days of courting – at least in the traditional sense – are long gone. Setting the tone of the play rather aptly is…

Sex Survey 2019

The farcical one night stand

I’m sure all of us are all too familiar with the tale: it’s first year, first semester, you’re at the LCR, and you’ve most definitely had one too many blue VK’s. Girl sees boy, girl says two words to boy, and boy responds by falling on top of girl. It’s at that moment you conclude…

Creative Writing

Scoop

who scooped me out? who took a spoon from their draw and just started digging. digging at my pure, white, vanilla flesh. now you have only my vessel left. did i taste sweet? cold? sharp? i bet i shocked you. numbed you. sent shivers through your bones. who were you to do this to me….

Creative Writing

Mirror Mirror

She looks in the mirror, doesn’t always plan it, can’t stand it. But she looks in the mirror each day the mascara brush, lipstick to lips, perfume spray – ‘go away!’   She looks in the mirror, sometimes she prays; sometimes she prays for it all to go away, away where she can spend all…

Creative Writing, Venue

Paving

I was moulded by the faded paving stones that ran up and down my grandmother’s street; I would jump over cracks in the concrete like my life depended on it, thinking I might slip between the fine lines and be consumed by the creatures lurking beneath the safety of this neighbourhood, my family, these doors…

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