Archive for February, 2017


I am thrilled to announce that my play e-baby has been translated into Turkish by Dr Hakan Gur, a freelance translator who works as an English teacher at Clausthal University of Technology in Germany.

The play will now be submitted by Turkish actor and director Levent Ulgen to the General Directorate of State Theatres for any interested theatre companies or directors to pick up.

Born in 1961, Dr Gur is a Turkish citizen currently living in Germany. He worked as an English and Turkish teacher for a private institute, a private university, and finally a state university before retiring in 2009 and moving to Germany with his wife.

He has translated 51 books and four plays (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard, I Am Not Rappaport by Herb Gartner, Happy Birthday, Wanda June by Kurt Vonnegut – now e-baby by Jane Cafarella)  from English into Turkish.

After reading reviews of the play, Dr Gur contacted me in December asking for permission to translate it, so I was very excited to see the translated version arrive by email yesterday – e-bebek!

I am very grateful for Dr Gur’s interest in the play and for his work translating it. I must admit this was somewhat of a surprise. (Any Turkish actors out there who are interested, please let me know!)

e-baby is the story of Catherine, an infertile woman living in London, and Nellie, the surrogate she hires in the US. It is a story about love, loss, obsession and entitlement that shines a light a world where new life can start with an online ad. With one in six couples grappling with infertility, e-baby is truly a story of our times.

Don’t miss the the English version of e-baby in Hobart March 20-April 1

Meanwhile, if you want to catch the latest English version of e-baby get down to beautiful Hobart to see the Tasmanian Theatre Company’s production, which opens on March 20, starring award-winning actors Jane Longhurst (Catherine) and Katie Robertson (Nellie).

e-baby is directed by Anne Cordiner and Julie Waddington and is  being produced by TTC as its contribution to Tasmania’s Ten Days on the Island International Arts Festival.

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