Artist Bio

Kris Tori

(Bio as of July 2017)

Born in Pogradec, Albania and raised in Chicago, she graduated from Columbia College Chicago and is currently attending University of Chicago in Illinois (UIC) with a Masters in the Latin American and Latino Studies program. She is currently an ensemble member with Aguijon Theatre and Theatre Y. Her theater credits include Macbeth with Theatre Y; Cervantes and Shakespeare: Mano A Mano, Tren Al Sur, The House of Bernarda Alba, Blowout, Yerma and Las Soldaderas with Aguijon Theatre; Delirium, Hecuba and Marisol with Columbia College Chicago. Upcoming shows include La Fabula del Insomnio (A Fable of Insomnia) with Aguijon Theatre and Yerma with Theatre Y. Her final thesis paper will be dedicated in analyzing La Havana Madrid – specifically focusing on: How is memory used in a play in order to understanda community? And what happens to memory when a place is gone?