Alana Valentine previously worked as a dramaturg with Bangarra in 2014 on Patyegarang and in 2011 on ID (from Belong). Her most recent award nomination is Ladies Day for the Nick Enright Prize for Drama in the 2017 NSW Literary Awards.
She is also the recipient of a 2017 Errol Award, the Tasmanian Theatre Awards, for The Tree Widows which received the Best Writing in a Professional Production Award as well as the Judges Award for 'creative integration of community, culture and heritage’.
Alana was also nominated for best director for a Professional Production for that work. Barbara and the Camp Dogs, co-written with Ursula Yovich will be produced by Belvoir in December 2017 and Venus Theatre Company in the USA will world premiere The Ravens in November 2017. An extensive national tour of the Merrigong Theatre Company’s Letters to Lindy is planned for 2018. In 2013, Alana won three AWGIE Awards, including the Major AWGIE, the inaugural David Williamson Prize and the Youth and Community Theatre AWGIE for Grounded.
In 2012 she won the 5th STAGE International Playwriting Award for Ear to the Edge of Time. Alana has collaborated with many of Australia's most highly regarded First Nations artists including Romaine Moreton, Aunty Rhonda Dixon-Grovenor, Wesley Enoch, Andrea James, Christine Anu, Deborah Mailman, Emma Donovan, Roxanne MacDonald, Wayne Blair, Casey Donovan, Lou Bennett and Leah Purcell. She is known for her rigorous use of research, evident in her 2010 play about kidney disease in Central Desert mob, Head Full of Love and 2007's Parramatta Girls at Belvoir about the infamous Girls Training School, Parramatta.