Author

ALANA VALENTINE

Alana Valentine

In 2015, Head Full of Love, directed by Wesley Enoch, will tour nationally from June to October. Barefoot Divas, a cross-cultural mix of spoken-word poetry and music, which Alana wrote and directed, played the Hong Kong International Festival in March and sold out the 2000 seat Hong Kong Concert Hall. Cold Light, adapted from the novel by Frank Moorehouse and commissioned by the Street Theatre in Canberra will be produced there in October 2015. Two works for radio broadcast written and directed for radio by Alana were broadcast on ABC Radio’s Earshot program.

In 2014 Alana Valentine worked as dramaturg on Stephen Page and Bangarra’s Patyegarang, won an AWGIE Award for Community/Youth Theatre writing for Comin’ Home Soon and won the BBC International Radio Writing Competition (1000 entries from 86 countries) for The Ravens. In 2013, Alana won three AWGIE Awards, including the Major AWGIE, the inaugural David Wiliamson Prize and the Youth and Community Theatre AWGIE for Grounded. She was also nominated for Head Full of Love for Radio Adaptation. In November 2014, a play she co-wrote with Dharug Elder Aunty Rhonda Grovenor-Dixon, about her father Aboriginal activist Chicka Dixon, was performed by Rhonda and her daughter Nadeena and opened at the Performance Space, Carriageworks in Sydney.

In 2012 she won the 5th STAGE International Playwriting Award for Ear to the Edge of Time. This prestigious award is given to a play about science or technology and attracted over 200 entries from 19 countries. In 2012 the judges were Pulitzer Prize-winning playwrights Tony Kushner, David Lindsay-Abaire and Donald Margulies, and Nobel Laureates Robert C. Richardson, Frank Wilczek and David J. Wineland.

Her plays Parramatta Girls and Shafana and Aunt Sarrinah are both on the NSW Schools Syllabus in Drama and English respectively. Her website is www.alanavalentine.com

VARIOUS ANGELS by Alana Valentine
OZONE by Alana Valentine
SPOOL TIME by Alana Valentine
SOUTHERN BELLE by Alana Valentine
THE PROSPECTORS by Alana Valentine
THE MAPMAKER'S BROTHER by Alana Valentine
REDFERN HEIGHTS by Alana Valentine
TITANIA'S BOY by Alana Valentine
COVENANT by Alana Valentine
BUTTERFLY DANDY by Alana Valentine
SINGING THE LONELY HEART / OZONE by Alana Valentine
PARRAMATTA GIRLS by Alana Valentine
MP. by Alana Valentine
RUN RABBIT RUN by Alana Valentine
SWIMMING THE GLOBE by Alana Valentine
SAVAGE GRACE by Alana Valentine
LOVE POTIONS by Alana Valentine
EYES TO THE FLOOR by Alana Valentine
MULTIPLE CHOICE by Alana Valentine
STUDENT BODY by Alana Valentine
DOING DAWN by Alana Valentine
RATTICUS & REIDAR by Alana Valentine
WATERMARK by Alana Valentine
THE SEX ACT by Alana Valentine
THE MODEST AUSSIE COZZIE by Alana Valentine
TALES OF GALILEO: OBSERVATION, REVOLUTION & A LEAP OF FAITH by Alana Valentine
SHAFANA AND AUNT SARRINAH by Alana Valentine
CYBERBILE by Alana Valentine
HEAD FULL OF LOVE by Alana Valentine
RUN RABBIT RUN (CURRENCY PRESS) by Alana Valentine
SAVAGE GRACE (CURRENCY PRESS) by Alana Valentine
CYBERBILE by Alana Valentine
LOST ILLUSIONS by Alana Valentine
HEAD FULL OF LOVE by Alana Valentine
EYES TO THE FLOOR by Alana Valentine
CUE THE CHORUS: AN EVER-CHANGING IDIOM by Alana Valentine
THE CONJURERS by Alana Valentine
DEAD MAN BRAKE by Alana Valentine
GROUNDED by Alana Valentine
LADIES DAY by Alana Valentine
COLD LIGHT by Alana Valentine
THE TREE WIDOWS by Alana Valentine
LETTERS TO LINDY by Alana Valentine
BOWERBIRD by Alana Valentine
BARBARA AND THE CAMP DOGS by Alana Valentine
THE SUGAR HOUSE by Alana Valentine

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