Kristina’s work as an actor and director has been primarily devoted to new work development and first and second productions of new American plays. She was the recipient of the 2017 Princess Grace Award and Fellowship (Acting/Directing) with Steppenwolf Theatre Company for the 2017-2018 season. Last season, she was seen in Northlight Theatre’s Cry It Out and Steppenwolf for Young Audiences’ production of The Crucible, served as Assistant Director on the world premieres of Doppelgänger and BLKS (both at Steppenwolf). She directed the world premiere of Connor McNamara’s Scapegoat: Or Why The Devil Always Loved Us for the New Colony. Acting credits include: Steppenwolf, Goodman, New Dramatists, The New Group, 13P, Writers Theatre, Theater Wit, Route 66, About Face. In 2012 she received a Jeff Nomination for Supporting Actress for her work in the Chicago premiere of Time Stands Still (Steppenwolf). She received the Best Actress in a Feature award at the Iris International Film Festival for her work in the independent feature Molly’s Girl. She is an activist, freelance writer, teacher and a member of the Chicago Green Theatre Alliance. She is working to foster artist-led exchange with performer based communities outside of traditional commercial theatre circuit cities and actively works to expand casting boundaries within traditional narrative forms.