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Sssh, I’m Working On Something Very Exciting!

Kristi Roosmaa headshotI hope this year has started off well for you and you’ve had a chance to enjoy the snow!

I took some time off, traveled overseas and spent quality time with my family. In addition to holiday fun, I got to explore beautiful Norway with my husband, Jonathan. We really enjoyed cruising along the fjords and standing on top of the beautiful Norwegian Opera House roof. Did you know that The Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony is held every year in Oslo City Hall, the name “Norway” means “path to the North,” and they invented the cheese slicer!?!?

Now I’m back in the city and working on something very exciting that makes my heart beat fast. I’m beyond honored to collaborate with a brilliant composer David Austin and librettist Alari Koel who are writing a new musical, The Innocence, with a tailored role for me in it. David has written 26 musicals; his latest, Beaches, will premiere on Broadway in the near future. Stephen Sondheim has called David the American musical theatre’s future. Alari is a soulful librettist who has taken on a mission to tell the world a story about Estonia. I can’t tell all of the details about the musical yet, but I promise to keep you updated about its journey!

With best wishes,
Kristi

I’m Cast In A New Musical “The Art Of The Hustle.”

12191473_1111822295529420_150755063450690076_nI hope everything is going well and you’re enjoying this beautiful fall! As you know, I love sports and I have enjoyed the fall by taking up hiking. I’ve really enjoyed hiking in beautiful Vermont and Connecticut forests and my next destination will be North Carolina!

I am thrilled to let you know that I was cast in a staged reading of the new musical “The Art of The Hustle”. It is an immersive musical which uses the catalogue of the disco era. The creative team plans to develop it for a fully-staged first-class Broadway production in 2016. Fingers crossed! A big thank you to Wojcik/Seay casting! If you would like to find out more about the musical, click here!

I’m so proud of my fellow Estonian, Katja Novitskova, who is the first Estonian artist to have an exhibition at MoMA. The exhibition is called “Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015”. Click here for more info.

With warm wishes!
Kristi

I’m published in Daily Actor!

DailyActor s Hope you had a wonderful summer and now it’s time for fall!! I enjoyed my summer and was able to spend a lot of time with my family in Estonia, Finland and Vermont and now I’m full of energy!

I am ecstatic because DailyActor.com published my article about my journey as a foreigner in America. The article is about finding my way to America, obstacles I’ve faced, where I am today and why I do what I do. I promise, you will be surprised but I also hope you feel inspired by my honest story! Click here to read my article!

If you like choir music, you want to come and see an Estonian choir Vox Populi perform one of the most beloved Estonian composer Veljo Tormis music in Scandinavia House on September 17th at 7pm. I’m co-organizing it, it is for free and if you want to find out more, click here!

With warm wishes,
Kristi