e-baby or surrogacy on stage



e-baby is an exciting new Australian play, now on at Chapel off Chapel until March 15.

Written by journalist and playwright Jane Cafarella, this play is about one of the hottest issues of today – surrogacy.


Catherine, the protagonist, finds herself desperate for a child and will do anything to have one.

e-baby goes behind the celebrity surrogacy stories and focusses on a world where new life can start with an online ad.

Jane says,"The seeds for this play were sown back in 1988 when I was writing for the Accent pages of The Age and was one of the first to interview Maggie and Linda Kirkman, who made history when Linda carried a child for Maggie.

"My interest was further fuelled in 2005 when I met a woman whose two children were born via surrogacy.

"I found myself drawn into a world with its own language and rules and which challenged the definition of families and motherhood."

It is this world which Jane tries to portray in e-baby, her first full-length play.


Director and dramaturg is Anna McCrossin-Owen and the actors are Carolyn Bock and Sarah Ranken.


Shows are from Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm and 5pm on Sunday.

2pm matinees on Tuesday, 10 March and Saturday, 14 March.


Chapel off Chapel

12 Lt Chapel St, Prahran

Phone 03 8290 7000