Member Profiles

Alana Arenas


Alana Arenas joined the Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble in 2007 and created the role of Pecola Breedlove for the Steppenwolf for Young Adults production of The Bluest Eye, which also played at the New Victory Theater off Broadway. She recently appeared in The Fundamentals, Marie Antoinette, TribesBelleville, Head of Passes, Good People, Three Sisters, The March, Man in Love, Middletown, The Hot L Baltimore, The Etiquette of Vigilance, The Brother/Sister Plays (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); Disgraced (American Theater Company); and The Arabian Nights (Lookingglass Theatre Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre and Kansas City Repertory Theatre). Other theater credits include The Tempest, The Crucible, Spare Change, The Sparrow Project (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); Black Diamond (Lookingglass Theatre Company); Eyes (eta Creative Arts); SOST (MPAACT); WVON (Black Ensemble Theater); and Hecuba (Chicago Shakespeare Theater). Television and film credits include Crisis, Boss, The Beast, Kabuku Rides and Lioness of Lisabi. She is originally from Miami, Florida where she began her training at the New World School of the Arts. Alana holds a BFA from The Theatre School at DePaul University.

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Credits & Awards


Te Lioness of Lisabi, Kubuku Rides (This Is It)


Arabian Nights (Berkley Rep and Kansas City Rep), Hecuba (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre), Late Bus to Mecca (Eclipse), Black Diamond, Eyes, The Way We Were, WVON, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Love’s Labour’s Lost, SOST, Notes from the Bottletree and Final Angel.


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Member Profiles

Alana Arenas

Alana  Arenas