Jana is on the cusp of adulthood; she’s started dating her first boyfriend and is getting ready to leave her war-torn hometown, to provide for her family. However, when she wakes up in a basement in Sarajevo, it is clear that life doesn’t always follow the plans we make for it.
Exploring the currency of female bodies in an underground world, Ella Dorman-Gajic’s Trade powerfully calls into question the archetype of the “perfect female victim” by examining the psychology of a morally complex protagonist.
Trade was awarded an OffComm at its critically acclaimed premiere.
CASTING 2-4 women / 1-4 men
Ella Dorman-Gajic is a playwright, performer and poet of Serbian and Austrian heritage. Her writing has been described as “impassioned” by The Guardian. Her theatrical work has been staged across the UK. Trade was shortlisted for the Snoo Wilson Prize and Slam Soaps New Writing Competition and longlisted for the Papatango Prize. Trade was awarded an OffComm at its critically acclaimed premiere.
‘Unflinching, unapologetic… More than a little surprising’ ★★★★ – Queer Review
‘Thought-provoking and purpose-driven’ ★★★★ – North West End
‘A gripping and complex morality play’ – Steve Waters