Actor & Playwright
Krystal Ortiz is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Chicago, IL. While primarily working as an actor, she is also a singer, dancer, teaching artist, and playwright. Krystal was recently featured as one of the Hot New Faces of Chicago Theater of 2019!
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. Krystal has had the pleasure of working with several theaters across Chicago, including Victory Gardens Theater, Teatro Vista, Steppenwolf 1700, and the Goodman Theatre, among others.
You can currently see Krystal in X produced by Sideshow Theatre Company, playing through October 27th. After that, you can catch her playing this winter in Verböten-- a world premiere punk rock musical produced by the House Theatre of Chicago.
She is also a writer in El Semillero, a playwriting circle hosted by ALTA (the Alliance of Latinx Theatre Artists). Krystal is represented by Stewart Talent Chicago.