Kristina Valada-Viars

Theater

Kristina Valada-Viars

Princess Grace Award:
Theater Fellowship, 2017

Kristina is a theatre artist living in Chicago. Her work as an actor and director has been primarily devoted to new work development and first and second productions of new American plays. Acting credits include: Steppenwolf, Goodman, New Dramatists, The New Group, 13P, Writers Theatre, Theater Wit, Route 66, American Theatre Company, About Face. In 2012 she received a Jeff Nomination for Supporting Actress for her work in the Chicago premiere of Time Stands Still (Steppenwolf). She received the Best Actress in a Feature award at the Iris International Film Festival for her work in the independent feature Molly's Girl. She is an activist, freelance writer, teacher and a member of the Chicago Green Theatre Alliance. She is working to foster artist-led exchange with performer based communities outside of traditional commercial theatre circuit cities and actively works to expand casting boundaries within traditional narrative forms. 


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