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Alana Valentine (born 1961)[1] is "a critically successful Australian playwright." [2][3][4] She holds a Graduate Diploma in Museum Studies from the University of Sydney (2000).[5]

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WorksEdit

PlaysEdit

  • Swimming The Globe' (1996). A play about the parallel paths of two teen-age swimmers from different parts of the world who both strive to compete in the Olympics. It was first performed at the Mission Theatre in Newcastle, NSW, on 21 August 1996. It was commissioned by Freewheels Theatre Company, with the two girls played by Louise Chapman as Igorina and Kathryn Hume as Stace.[6][7] It was also published as a performing arts book in 1999 by Currency Press.[8]
  • The Conjurers (1997)
  • Run Rabbit Run (2004) about the South Sydney Rabbitohs, ae Rugby league club, on the HSC Drama syllabus in NSW [5][9]
  • Covenant (2006)
  • Parramatta girls (2007) about the Girls Training School, Parramatta. Produced at the Belvoir St Theatre. The play is on the HSC Drama syllabus in New South Wales.[5] It is written as "a dramatisation of interviews with a number of women who served time in Australia’s most notorious girls detention centre"[10]
  • Singing the lonely heart' is a one-act play is loosely based on the life of Carson McCullers. It was published together with Ozone in 2008.[11]
  • Ozone is a surreal fantasy.
  • Shafana and Aunt Sarrinah: Soft Revolution (2010)[12] The play, performed at the Seymour Centre Sydney, 6–29 August 2009, is about "how Islamic women think and feel about" wearing the hijab.[13] It was "commissioned by The Alex Buzo Company to 'respond' to Alex Buzo’s play Norm and Ahmed"[14][15][16]
  • MP (2011)[17][18]
  • Dead Man Brake (2013) about the Waterfall rail accident. Produced by Merrigong Theatre Company.
  • Barbara and the Camp Dogs (2017), co-written with Ursula Yovich. Produced by Belvoir.
  • The Sugar House (2018), generational play set in a CSR warehouse in Pyrmont. Produced by Belvoir.

BooksEdit

  • Valentine, Alana; Chamberlain-Creighton, Lindy, 1948-, (writer of foreword.); National Library of Australia, (issuing body.) (2017), Dear Lindy : a nation responds to the loss of Azaria, National Library of Australia, ISBN 978-0-642-27901-9CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)

AwardsEdit

  • 2007 Nomination for 2007 Helpmann Awards for Best New Australian Work and Best Play for Parramatta Girls[19][20]
  • 2004 Queensland Premier's Literary Awards, Best Drama Script
  • 2003 NSW Writer's Fellowship
  • 2002 Rodney Seaborn Playwright's Award
  • 2002 International Writing Fellowship at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London. Sh

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Valentine, Alana (1961-)", Trove, 2008, retrieved 17 July 2019
  2. ^ "abc.com". Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  3. ^ (7 September 2011). Canberra Conversations - Alana Valentine, ABC Online
  4. ^ Usher, Robin (17 May 2005). All the news fit to perform, The Age ("Valentine has also had plays produced overseas, and has received 21 grants and awards, including a Churchill Fellowship, the Queensland Premier's award for Run Rabbit Run; and an international fellowship from London's Globe Theatre.")
  5. ^ a b c "Alana Valentine - Radio & Museums". www.alanavalentine.com. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Small-Cast One-Act Guide Online - Citations-S - Swimming The Globe-1m2f". www.heniford.net. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Swimming The Globe at Gazelle". Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  8. ^ Valentine, Alana (16 August 1999). Swimming the globe. Currency Press. OCLC 43871709.
  9. ^ (7 January 2004). Bunny boiler, Sydney Morning Herald
  10. ^ "Riverside launches 2012 Education Program - News". 17 February 2012. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  11. ^ Valentine, Alana; Martin, John Henry; Seary, Bob (16 August 2018). Singing the lonely heart and Ozone. Snowy Owl Press. OCLC 271752243.
  12. ^ Valentine, Alana (16 August 2018). Shafana and Aunt Sarrinah: soft revolution. Currency Press. OCLC 659505613.
  13. ^ "Veiled women". Radio National. 9 August 2009. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  14. ^ "Norm and Ahmed & Shafana and Aunt Sarrinah - The Alex Buzo Company". Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  15. ^ "Daily Telegraph 10 August 2009". Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  16. ^ (4 August 2009). Holding a mirror to an Australian classic, Sydney Morning Herald
  17. ^ Chilver, Trevar Alan (2 October 2011). MP | The Street Theatre, Australian Stage
  18. ^ Cormack, Bridget (13 September 2011). Interviews with MPs inform state of play, The Australian
  19. ^ Westwood, Matthew (1 July 2008). Strong list contends for Helpmanns, The Australian
  20. ^ Alana Valentine - Biography Archived 21 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine, RGM Artist Group, Retrieved March 2012

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