Mar - The Amparo Experience

MAR IN THE AMPARO EXPERIENCE (IMMERSIVE PLAY)

August 1 - September 29, 2019

Villa 221, Miami, FL

Written by Vanessa Garcia, Directed by Victoria Collado

Krystal is so incredibly grateful to get to play Mar in The Amparo Experience. She is finally able to dive into her family’s history during the cuban revolution. This is the most personal play she has ever had the privilege to be a part of. AMPARO is an experiential theatrical journey in Downtown Miami that takes you by the hand straight into the heart of one family’s fight for love, country, legacy and the truth behind the real HAVANA CLUB rum. Dance on the white sands of Varadero, survive the revolution, lose everything, tell your story and find your way home. Throughout your Amparo experience, you will enjoy curated cocktails from the moment you walk in. The recipe of the real HAVANA CLUB was carried out of Cuba by Ramon Arechabala. He kept it close to his chest for years, struggling to bring his family’s story to light. With each sip of your cocktail, you will distill Ramon’s story and honor the family’s legacy. ¡Salud!

An Immersive theatrical Masterpiece
— Forbes
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Three Bedrooms - Feature Film

ELLA (female lead) IN THREE BEDROOMS - FEATURE FILM

CURRENTLY IN POST PRODUCTION

SHOT IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS, FL

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY JOSE ORDONEZ

Krystal recently wrapped her first feature length film, Three Bedrooms. It was produced by Wish Creative and One County Films. She played the female lead, Ella, a strong-willed and free-spirited millennial, yet with a very delicate heart that can easily get hurt.

The film will be in the festival circuit in 2019/2020. More news to come!

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Men on Boats at Main Street Players

BRADLEY in MEN ON BOATS (PLAY PRODUCTION)

JULY 19 - August 11 2019

MAIN STREET PLAYERS - MIAMI LAKES, FLORIDA

DIRECTED BY DANIEL NIEVES

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Main Street Players presents the fourth show of their 2019 season, Men On Boats by Jaclyn Backhaus. Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. Men On Boats is the true(ish) history of an 1869 expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River.Krystal Millie Valdes plays Bradley, who was on the historic expedition.

Krystal Valdes comes off well by throwing restraint to the wind with a manic but quite daffy characterization.
— Bill Hirshman, Florida Theater Onstage
Valdes is a performer with telling facial expressions which sometimes are more effective than words. And this performer knows how to act in a more understated manner when necessary.
— Aaron Krause, Theatrical Musings

Louisa in Yo Soy Latina

LOUISA O BRIAN in YO SOY LATINA (PLAY PRODUCTION)

JUNE 2019

LATINA THEATRE CO at EMPIRE STAGE, FT.LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA

DIRECTED BY JOANNA ORREGO

Krystal, for the first time in her professional career, got the opportunity to play a Cuban American in Yo Soy Latina at Empire Stage.

Six women from varying Latin sub-cultures arrive at a "What is a Latina?" seminar in hopes of understanding their culture's impact on their lives. It doesn't take long for each woman to offer her unique perspective on men, jobs, family, and Latino/a/x society. Their dialogue offers an honest view of the challenges and struggles that Latina women face. As they seek a solution to the question, "What is a Latina?" they discover the answer must come from within. This soul-searching provides the strength they need to express themselves- and their culture- in a positive light.


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The House of Blue Leaves at Palm Beach Dramaworks

LITTLE NUN in THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES (PLAY PRODUCTION)

MAY 10 - JUNE 2

PALM BEACH DRAMAWORKS, WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA

DIRECTED BY J. BARRY LEWIS

It’s October 4, 1965, and Pope Paul VI is spending 14 hours in New York City, marking the first visit by a reigning pope to the United States. Millions line the streets to greet him and zookeeper Artie Shaughnessy, a wannabe Hollywood songwriter with big dreams and no discernible talent, joins the throngs in the hope that a papal blessing will help propel him out of Queens, away from his mentally ill wife, Bananas, and into a new life in Los Angeles with his girlfriend, Bunny Flingus.

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 Sentinel
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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
Performance wise, this cast excels at the farcical portion of the play. The performers basically execute controlled chaos to near perfection
— Aaron Krause, Theatrical Musings
Elizabeth Dimon, Irene Adjan and Krystal Millie Valdes are a hoot as starstruck nuns.
— Palm Beach Daily News

One Man Two Guvnors at Actor's Playhouse

ROSCO CRABBE in ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS

(PLAY PRODUCTION)

JANUARY 23 - FEBRUARY 10, 2019

ACTORS PLAYHOUSE AT THE HISTORIC MIRACLE THEATRE, CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA

DIRECTED BY DAVE ARISCO

Actors' Playhouse is proud to continue its 2018-19 Season with Richard Bean's internationally acclaimed One Man, Two Guvnors, a sassy update of Carlo Goldoni's classic knee-slapper, The Servant of Two Masters. This award-winning comedy will play January 23 - February 10, 2019 at the Miracle Theatre.

Set in 1963 Brighton, England, One Man, Two Guvnors is a brilliantly delicious mash-up of splendid comedy, British pantomime, and music-hall revues. The uproarious plot features a disarming and doltish Francis Henshall who finds himself trapped by farce into working for two bosses - who are connected in wildly improbable ways. He just has to keep them from discovering each other. Inspired insanity, high-low antics, and nimble wordplay ensue - all backed by live musicians paying homage to rockabilly and a certain Fab Four.

Miami Herald Review link below:

https://www.miamiherald.com/entertainment/performing-arts/article225186935.html

Tar Beach at Theatre Lab

MARIE CLAIRE IN TAR BEACH (PLAY PRODUCTION)

NOVEMBER 29 - DECEMBER 16, 2018

THEATRE LAB IN BOCA RATON, FLORIDA

DIRECTED BY MATT STABILE

Krystal played the role of Marie Claire in Theatre Lab’s production of Tar Beach by Tammy Ryan in late 2018.

It received favorable reviews from critics:

“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

The critically acclaimed production was Carbonell Award recommended on its opening weekend in September. 

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Crooked at Thinking Cap

Laney in Crooked (PLAY PRODUCTION)

SEPTEMBER 14 - 30, 2018

(THINKING CAP THEATRE) IN BROWARD COUNTY

DIRECTED BY NICOLE STODARD

Krystal played the role of Laney in Thinking Cap’s production of Crooked at Thinking Cap Theatre in september, 2018 It received favorable reviews from critics.

“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)

The critically acclaimed production was Carbonell Award recommended on its opening weekend in September. 

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AS YOU LIKE IT - Paris, France

AMIENS/HYMEN IN AS YOU LIKE IT (PLAY PRODUCTION)

JUNE 21 - JULY 1

SHAKESPEARE TROUPE - PARIS, FRANCE - FOREST OF ARDEN, FRANCE

Krystal Millie Valdes plays Amiens and Hymen in a production of Shakespeare’s As You Like it it France. The show runs Thursday - Sunday in Paris and tours the following week Thursday - Sunday in the forest of Arden. Valdes composed her own music for this production.

Emperor of The Moon

ENSEMBLE MEMBER IN EMPEROR OF THE MOON (PLAY PRODUCTION)

MAY 17 - JUNE 3

(THINKING CAP THEATRE) IN BROWARD COUNTY

DIRECTED BY NICOLE STODARD

The Emperor of the Moon is a Restoration farce written by Aphra Behn in 1687, based on Italian commedia dell'arte. It was Behn's second most successful play (after The Rover), probably due to the lightness of the plot and its accompanying musical and spectacular entertainment. The music is largely lost today. However, in Thinking Cap’s production, the music is a mix of classical music and modern songs about the moon. Valdes plays the violin, guitar, ukulele and sings in this production as well as the role of the clerk.

The critically acclaimed production was Carbonell Award recommended on its opening weekend in May.