Jane Cafarella

I am a playwright and former journalist whose plays have been performed both nationally and internationally, including the UK, USA and Singapore, and have been translated into Turkish and Tamil.

I’m best known for my play e-baby, about the relationship between an infertile woman and the surrogate she hires, which premiered at Melbourne‚Äôs Chapel off Chapel in March 2015 to critical acclaim, with direction and dramaturgy by Anna McCrossin-Owen.

e-baby has had a production every year since, including The Ensemble Theatre, Sydney, in 2016, directed by Nadia Tass; and Tasmanian Theatre Company in Hobart in 2017, directed by Anne Cordiner and Julie Waddington.

e-baby Hobart was nominated for Best Production in the 2018 Tasmanian Theatre Awards and Katie Robertson won Best Actor (Female) in a Professional Production for her role as Nellie.

My new play, d-baby, about a donor conceived teenager searching for her true identity, has had extensive development and is now seeking expressions of interest.

I wrote Uked! – the first play-along ukulele musical, to celebrate the power of the humble ukulele to bring people and communities together, and as an antidote to the misery of the news. I also play the ukulele.