Kristi Leppik


Kristi Leppik graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts in the field of Scenography (2003) and in 2011 in the field of Ceramics. Since 2003 she is a free-lance theatre designer, a teacher of animation and ceramics at the Rakvere Dance and Arts School “Athena” since 2003 and since 2013 also the general manager. Kristi Leppik has created designs mainly for Rakvere Theatre and worked with stage directors Kaarel Kilvet, Mati Unt, Dajan Ahmet, Toomas Suuman, Andres Noormets, Margus Kasterpalu and Üllar Saaremäe. Her most important works include Estonian Theatre Festival “KoMÖÖdia” (2004, Tatru Theatre Laboratory), Honegger’s “Joan of Arc at the Stake” (2007, Birgitta Festival), the reception of the President of the Estonian Republic in Jõhvi (2009, head designer), the united project of Estonian theatre designers “POP-UP 27” (2013, an exhibition of ceramics “The Uncreated Stories in Clay”), Stoppard’s “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” (2014, Ugala Theatre), the awarding ceremony of the orders of the President of the Estonian Republic (2015). Since 2003 she has created various films and been a designer, co-screenwriter and director for many of them. The most important is “Narkissos” (2003, designer, co-screenwriter and director; 1st Prize both at the International Short Films Festival in Maardu as well as at the White Nights Film Festival in St. Petersburg). She has received various awards: Rakvere Theatre Colleague Prize (2005, 2010 and 2016), 2nd place at the Estonian Theatre Festival “Drama” for the design of a poster for Liiv’s/Smuul’s/Viiding’s “St. John’s Passion” (2005, Rakvere Theatre) and the title “Just Ingenious” within the same festival for Schmitt’s “Oskar and Roosamamma” programme book (2007).

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