74907575 Episode 15—Playwright Jane Cafarella Interview - Dealing with Donor Conception

Episode 15

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19th Dec 2019

Episode 15—Playwright Jane Cafarella Interview


Alana interviews Jane Cafarella, about her 2017 play D-Baby.

DEE, 17, knows there’s something odd about her mother’s story about her absent father, so when she meets fellow Senior ZAC at Medford High School in Boston, Massachusetts, she is intrigued to discover that he is donor conceived and wonders if she is too. Secretly, she begins to search for information and is stunned when she finds what appears to be a donor profile hidden in an ancient family Bible. Why has her mother, JUNE, a passionate Humanist who believes people can be “good without a God”, kept this from her? Desperate to know more, but fearful of upsetting June, Dee persuades Zac to search for their sperm donors together under the guise of a group assignment, unaware that June is secretly seeing a therapist to find the courage to tell her explosive secret. Myth, secrets and lies are interwoven in this tender, funny and sometimes shocking coming-of-age story about a group of people for whom the fundamental human question, "Who Am I?" may be impossible to answer.

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Dealing with Donor Conception
From the Creators of The Anonymous Us Project
Dealing with Donor Conception is a bi-weekly podcast dedicated donor-conceived people, parents, friends and allies, and therapists/ministers who are looking for healing, insights, and community in relation to the unique issues related to third party reproduction.

Hosted by Alana Newman, Creator of The Anonymous Us Project, the podcast features stories submitted from anonymous authors at AnonymousUs.org—but ALSO includes guest interviews and newsworthy mentions relevant to listeners.
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Alana Newman

Alana Newman has spent the last ten years understanding and publishing content related to donor conception, infertility and reproductive technologies. Her goal is to prevent and cure infertility by teaching women how to chart their cycles and introduce them to health protocols that restore their fertility. Secondly, she fosters healing and insights to donor-conceived people, parents, and therapists/ministers who are dealing with the consequences of donor-conception.