Kristina Valada-Viars is making her Lookingglass debut in Mr. Bandealy’s beautiful play. Most recently, she appeared in Make Believe Association’s The Lost Books, directed Small Jokes About Monsters at 16th Street Theatre, and appears in The Red Line on CBS. Theatre credits include: Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Goodman Theatre, Writers Theatre, Theater Wit, Route 66 Theatre, Northlight Theatre, About Face Theatre, New Dramatists, The New Group, and 13P. TV/Film: Easy, Empire, Shameless, The Force, and Stephen Cone’s Black Box. She received a Jeff Nomination for Supporting Actress for her work in the Chicago premiere of Time Stands Still (Steppenwolf Theatre Company) and the Best Actress in a Feature Award at the Iris International Film Festival for the independent feature Molly’s Girl. She received a 2017 Princess Grace Award and Fellowship for acting and directing in residence with Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Kristina is an activist, freelance writer, teacher, and a member of the Chicago Green Theatre Alliance.

Bio as of 2018