Actor & Playwright
Originally from Miami, FL, Krystal attended New World School of the Arts High School before moving to Chicago to study acting at The Theatre School at DePaul University. After almost 8 years, Krystal is happy to call Chicago home and has had the pleasure of working with many beloved theaters such as Victory Gardens Theater, Teatro Vista, The House, Steppenwolf 1700, and the Goodman Theatre. Krystal is proudly represented by Stewart Talent Chicago.
Krystal Ortiz is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Chicago, IL. While primarily working as an actor, she is also a singer, dancer, and playwright-- and was recently featured as one of the 2019 Hot New Faces of Chicago Theater!
NOW PLAYING & UP NEXT:
Krystal is developing a new musical, LOS FRIKIS, which tells the story of a wave of Cuban punk rockers in the 80s and 90s who injected themselves with HIV-positive blood in an attempt to live a higher quality of life in government-sanctioned hospitals. A staged reading/live concert performance of LOS FRIKIS will play at The Den Theater on March 16th and 22nd, 2020. You can support this work and spread the word via her crowdfunding campaign.
You can currently see Krystal in Verböten-- a world premiere punk rock musical produced by the House Theatre of Chicago, playing through March 8th. After that, you can catch Krystal in Dhaba on Devon Avenue at Victory Gardens Theater from March 27-April 26.