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Name  Alana Valentine
Role  Playwright
Plays  Swimming The Globe

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Books  Shafana and Aunt Sarrinah, Cyberbile & Grounded, Parramatta Girls, The Conjurers, Run Rabbit Run

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Alana Valentine is "a critically successful Australian playwright." She holds a Graduate Diploma in Museum Studies from the University of Sydney (2000).


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  • 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. It was also published as a performing arts book in 1999 by Currency Press.
  • The Conjurers (1997)
  • Run Rabbit Run (2004) about the South Sydney Rabbitohs, ae Rugby League club, on the HSC Drama syllabus in NSW
  • 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. It is written as "a dramatisation of interviews with a number of women who served time in Australia’s most notorious girls detention centre"
  • 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.
  • Ozone is a surreal fantasy.
  • Shafana and Aunt Sarrinah: Soft Revolution (2010) The play, performed at the Seymour Centre Sydney, 6–29 August 2009, is about "how Islamic women think and feel about" wearing the hijab. It was "commissioned by The Alex Buzo Company to 'respond' to Alex Buzo’s play Norm and Ahmed"
  • MP (2011)
  • Dead Man Brake (2013) about the Waterfall rail accident. Produced by Merrigong Theatre Company.
  • Awards

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  • 2007 Nomination for 2007 Helpmann Awards for Best New Australian Work and Best Play for Parramatta Girls
  • 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

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