Performer. Producer. Director.
Proud member of AEA and Ring of Keys
Ella Mora is an ambitious theatre artist from Seattle who made the move to the east coast to attend The Hartt School where she graduated with a BFA in Acting in 2016. They are now Brooklyn-based and can be found most often hosting living room readings, volunteering for the NY Democrats, supporting their friend's art, or doing yoga.
Ella's career as a performer has spanned several states and mediums. She has found herself in musical theatre roles, working regionally, in Summer Stock, Off-Off Broadway, in Shakespeare productions, new works festivals, a collaborative music collective, holiday shows, a feature film on homophobia in politics, a few web series', and an award winning short films. Ella is currently most interested in playing queer roles in new work.
Ella's career as a director is informed by their over 10 years of working professionally in the theatre (as a performer, producer, dramaturg and collaborator). Ella was initially drawn to directing through intimacy director workshops and the Intimacy Director Movement led by Claire Warden. Ella has experience assisting and leading rehearsal rooms for productions and workshops of new plays and is determined to cultivate a process that prioritizes consent, collaboration, radical inclusion, and queering hierarchy. They are interested in stories that center queerness, gender as performance, and interrogation of whiteness. They are excited by magical realism, breath/movement work, and work that asks artists to risk something of themselves.
Ella's career as a producer began in response to the current administration as an effort to fundraise for organizations like the ACLU, RAICES, and Children of Promise within the NYC theatre community. Ella's producorial work prioritizes using socially-conscious theatre as a vehicle for tangible financial support of nonprofits and creating diverse representation.
Photos by Daniella Sinder & Shani Hadjian