Alana Horton’s professional and creative work centers around finding new ways of tellings stories in order to bring people together. Prior to joining Arts Midwest in March 2020, she oversaw communications at The Cedar Cultural Center and Bedlam Theater and worked as a freelance arts marketer.
Areas of Expertise
Storytelling, Editing, Making Up New Structures, Creative Technology, Cats, Social Media, Press Outreach, Arts Administration, Graphic Design, Devised Theater, Video Editing, DIY Arts Marketing
In her creative life, Alana is a performance maker with a specific interest in devised theater and ensemble-driven creation methods. She is a core company member of Umbrella Collective and works with creative technologist Patrick Marschke. Her work has shown at Red Eye Theater, Bryant Lake Bowl, Bedlam Theater, and LALA FESTIVAL. She also drums in Twin Cities bands Bella Yaga and The Controversial New ‘Skinny Pill,’ and creates solo ambient music under the name Alone-a.
Alana earned a BA in English and Theater from Macalester College and a certificate in Digital Marketing from Columbia University Graduate School of Business.