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Actor|Director|Teaching Artist|Playwright

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Krystal Millie Valdes is a Cuban American actor, director and playwright living in Miami, Florida. She is a proud founding member and Company Manager of New City Players. Krystal graduated with her BFA in Acting from New World School of the Arts, UF's Conservatory for the arts. She has worked professionally in South Florida, Tampa, San Diego and Paris over the past 5 years in film and onstage. When not in production for a play, Krystal develops and acts in plays, teaches and writes music with her fellow MCM Players at the Miami Children's Museum and is Theatrical Coordinator for Secret Celluloid Society. She is currently playing Mar in The Amparo Experience

 
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The House of Blue Leaves


“Though the nuns aren’t around for long, they make an impression – Dimon as the whistle-blowing taskmaster, Adjan as a gal with a mouth on her, Valdes as a sweet young woman inspired by “The Sound of Music” to become a bride of Christ. As much as this may sound like hyperbole – it isn’t – the acting in Dramaworks’ production is superb, from the three leads to the secondary roles to the tiny parts played by Pierre Tannous as an MP and Timothy Bowman as an orderly.” - Christine Dolen, Sun Sentinal

“Its virtues include superb direction from J. Barry Lewis, a flawless creative team and a wall-to-wall cast of actor-clowns willing to bury themselves inside the comically off-kilter and profoundly flawed characters…The entire cast is just as good….Krystal Millie Valdes as “the little nun” whose vocation is shaky;..Also, no vocal coach is credited, but everyone’s Brooklyn enunciation is dead perfect.”

— Bill Hirschman, Florida Theater Onstage

“Elizabeth Dimon, Irene Adjan and Krystal Millie Valdes are a hoot as starstruck nuns.”

— Palm Beach Daily News

The House of Blue Leaves


“Though the nuns aren’t around for long, they make an impression – Dimon as the whistle-blowing taskmaster, Adjan as a gal with a mouth on her, Valdes as a sweet young woman inspired by “The Sound of Music” to become a bride of Christ. As much as this may sound like hyperbole – it isn’t – the acting in Dramaworks’ production is superb, from the three leads to the secondary roles to the tiny parts played by Pierre Tannous as an MP and Timothy Bowman as an orderly.” - Christine Dolen, Sun Sentinal

“Its virtues include superb direction from J. Barry Lewis, a flawless creative team and a wall-to-wall cast of actor-clowns willing to bury themselves inside the comically off-kilter and profoundly flawed characters…The entire cast is just as good….Krystal Millie Valdes as “the little nun” whose vocation is shaky;..Also, no vocal coach is credited, but everyone’s Brooklyn enunciation is dead perfect.”

— Bill Hirschman, Florida Theater Onstage

“Elizabeth Dimon, Irene Adjan and Krystal Millie Valdes are a hoot as starstruck nuns.”

— Palm Beach Daily News

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Molly


"As Molly, Valdes shines as a clever and fearless leader, despite the sexist prism through which she’s viewed."

- Christine Dolen (Miami Herald, Sun Sentinel, South Florida.com)

"Valdes is sticky sweet and endearing as the adolescent Molly, throwing a dash of pure childhood competitiveness to Armstrong, and helping him grow through the second act." - Broadwary World

"But there are three leading roles with actors having a fine time: Jordon Armstrong as the winsome Boy Who Will Be Peter, and Krystal Millie Valdes as the confident and always earnest Molly."

- Bill Hirschman (Florida Theatre On Stage)

Molly


"As Molly, Valdes shines as a clever and fearless leader, despite the sexist prism through which she’s viewed."

- Christine Dolen (Miami Herald, Sun Sentinel, South Florida.com)

"Valdes is sticky sweet and endearing as the adolescent Molly, throwing a dash of pure childhood competitiveness to Armstrong, and helping him grow through the second act." - Broadwary World

"But there are three leading roles with actors having a fine time: Jordon Armstrong as the winsome Boy Who Will Be Peter, and Krystal Millie Valdes as the confident and always earnest Molly."

- Bill Hirschman (Florida Theatre On Stage)

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glass


"Krystal Millie Valdes inhabits Laura, making her truly seem as fragile as her collection. It’s an underwritten role in which Williams basically requires her to shiver in fear most of the evening, only to brighten a bit with the gentleman caller and then crater again when he reveals his engagement. But Valdes never fails to make plausible Laura’s pathological shyness and her inherent sweetness. The strongest acting in the production is Contini’s scene with Valdes as the two young people engage in a delicate emotional dance that leaves both them uncertain exactly what is happening between them."

- Bill Hirschman (Florida Theatre on Stage)

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"Krystal Millie Valdes inhabits Laura, making her truly seem as fragile as her collection. It’s an underwritten role in which Williams basically requires her to shiver in fear most of the evening, only to brighten a bit with the gentleman caller and then crater again when he reveals his engagement. But Valdes never fails to make plausible Laura’s pathological shyness and her inherent sweetness. The strongest acting in the production is Contini’s scene with Valdes as the two young people engage in a delicate emotional dance that leaves both them uncertain exactly what is happening between them."

- Bill Hirschman (Florida Theatre on Stage)

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Crooked


“Stodard and the actors deliver a beautifully performed exploration of myriad emotions - fears for the future, the rush of first love, the pain caused by wounding remarks. Crooked features exquisite performances by… Krystal Millie Valdes as Laney, her creatively gifted 14-year-old daughter… Valdes brings an explosive intensity.”

- Christine Dolen (Miami Herald, Sun Sentinel, Southflorida.com)

"Krystal Millie Valdes creates a completely recognizable teenager whose preternatural intelligence and precocious talent as a writer is a mixed blessing as she rides the herky-jerky emotional rollercoaster of adolescence. She enthusiastically erupts with the rapid fire verbiage of a teenager rushing headlong away from her troubled past and unmoored present toward an unreadable future

.”-Bill Hirschman (Florida Theatre OnStage)

“When I first saw Krystal Millie Valdes’ cast photo, a serenely lovely 20 something young woman, I didn’t see how she could possibly play the role of a 14 year old girl. But the second this skinny, hunched over, gifted yet needy adolescent whirlwind called Laney appeared on stage, that’s all I saw. Valdes owned the part, both physically and facially.” - Mindy Leaf(Around Town Magazine)

Crooked


“Stodard and the actors deliver a beautifully performed exploration of myriad emotions - fears for the future, the rush of first love, the pain caused by wounding remarks. Crooked features exquisite performances by… Krystal Millie Valdes as Laney, her creatively gifted 14-year-old daughter… Valdes brings an explosive intensity.”

- Christine Dolen (Miami Herald, Sun Sentinel, Southflorida.com)

"Krystal Millie Valdes creates a completely recognizable teenager whose preternatural intelligence and precocious talent as a writer is a mixed blessing as she rides the herky-jerky emotional rollercoaster of adolescence. She enthusiastically erupts with the rapid fire verbiage of a teenager rushing headlong away from her troubled past and unmoored present toward an unreadable future

.”-Bill Hirschman (Florida Theatre OnStage)

“When I first saw Krystal Millie Valdes’ cast photo, a serenely lovely 20 something young woman, I didn’t see how she could possibly play the role of a 14 year old girl. But the second this skinny, hunched over, gifted yet needy adolescent whirlwind called Laney appeared on stage, that’s all I saw. Valdes owned the part, both physically and facially.” - Mindy Leaf(Around Town Magazine)

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One Man Two Guvnors


"Burgess is sly and suave as Stanley, and when he eventually ends up snogging with Valdes’ plucky Rachel, the result is hormones gone hilariously amok. Director David Arisco, his comedically adroit cast and a four-man band led by Erik Fabregat have mastered the complexities of a play with many facets: dialogue and the need for impeccable timing, goofy physical business, great live skiffle music. The show largely remains in the commedia dell’arte lane. The strong cast and talented musicians make that a good place to be.”

- Christine Dolen, Miami Herald.

One Man Two Guvnors


"Burgess is sly and suave as Stanley, and when he eventually ends up snogging with Valdes’ plucky Rachel, the result is hormones gone hilariously amok. Director David Arisco, his comedically adroit cast and a four-man band led by Erik Fabregat have mastered the complexities of a play with many facets: dialogue and the need for impeccable timing, goofy physical business, great live skiffle music. The show largely remains in the commedia dell’arte lane. The strong cast and talented musicians make that a good place to be.”

- Christine Dolen, Miami Herald.

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Tar Beach


“Valdes, fresh from playing a much different teenager in Crooked at Thinking Cap, succeeds at the difficult job of playing jangly Mary Claire’s manic verbosity, ultra-defensiveness against being blamed, and heedless hunger for sexual exploration, all in the first act, and then to become the concerned sister in the second.”

-Bill Hirschman, Florida Theatre On Stage

“As her older sister Mary Claire, Krystal Millie Valdes is aptly conniving, squabbling with her sib and jockeying for their father’s affection.”

-Hap Erstein, Palm Beach Arts Paper

Tar Beach


“Valdes, fresh from playing a much different teenager in Crooked at Thinking Cap, succeeds at the difficult job of playing jangly Mary Claire’s manic verbosity, ultra-defensiveness against being blamed, and heedless hunger for sexual exploration, all in the first act, and then to become the concerned sister in the second.”

-Bill Hirschman, Florida Theatre On Stage

“As her older sister Mary Claire, Krystal Millie Valdes is aptly conniving, squabbling with her sib and jockeying for their father’s affection.”

-Hap Erstein, Palm Beach Arts Paper