Janine Ulfane

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Janine Ulfane (1960-) is an actress and producer.

Also cited as Janine Ingrid Ulfane in some theatre bills and reviews.

Biography

Born Janine Ingrid Ulfane in Durban, South Africa, in February 1960, she trained at the Circle in the Square Theatre in New York and with Cinda Jackson at the Loft Studio in Los Angeles.

Today she is a British citizen and resident in United Kingdom, where she has founded a theatrical company (A Million Freds Productions) and is part of an all women Improv Group called Permission Improbable.

She has worked as actress in the USA, South Africa, Ireland and Sweden as well as in the UK.


Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

She set up A Million Freds Productions in London in order to produce challenging work both new and established from Britain, South Africa and the US. The first was John Steppling's The Dream Coast, the second Athol Fugard's Hello and Goodbye in which she played "Hester" to **'s "Johnny".

She has appeared in a number of other South African plays over the years, including A Lesson from Aloes (Fugard, 2019),

She also created and performed the improvised play Part of Me which mined her Durban childhood as source material. It was first performed in London on 29 June 2014 as part of Jermyn St Theatre’s South African Season. This was her first devised piece.

Sources

Hello and Goodbye theatre programme, 199*.

‘A Part of Me’: Written and devised by Janine Ulfane, The South African 2014-06-26 https://www.thesouthafrican.com/a-part-of-me-written-and-devised-by-janine-ulfane/

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