How Jane got Uked!
Jane Cafarella is an Australian playwright and former journalist whose plays have been produced nationally and internationally to critical acclaim.
She was writing serious plays until she moved to Singapore in 2012 and decided to take up the ukulele so she could play along with her husband, Rob, who is an excellent guitarist.
Like Karla, Jane started learning on YouTube. Like Karla she eventually joined a club. And like Karla she fell in love with the ukulele, so much so she was inspired to write a play about it.
Before writing Uked!, which played to sell-out seasons in regional Victoria in 2019, Jane was best known for her play e-baby, which is about the relationship between an infertile woman and the surrogate she hires.
e-baby premiered at Melbourne’s Chapel Off Chapel theatre in 2015, to critical acclaim and has been produced every year since, in Australia, the UK and the US. It has also been translated into Turkish.
Jane strongly believes in the transformative power of theatre and enjoys writing plays that make people think, laugh and cry.