kristi van der riet
Kristi van der Riet was born on the 26th of March 1994. This Aries quickly discovered she had a knack for storytelling. She fell in love with all forms of art, especially words. First with reading them, then writing them and ultimately performing them. She has a deep love for poetry and prose and some of her literary works can be seen on WOES! Kreatiewe Platform, under the name of ‘Weerloos’, and on Deviant Art under the name of ‘MassiKris’. Kristi has always been a performer. She started doing Eisteddfods at the ripe age of six and continued fervently until the age of fifteen when she then discovered her true passion; group theatre. Kristi was the youngest student in her high school chosen to play a lead role in their theatre piece. Kristi played Anna in ‘Dis ek, Anna’ which placed third in the Regional ATKV Tiener Toneel competition, where she received the award for best actress. She matriculated with a distinction in design art and drama, and won the award for Best Actor in her high school three consecutive times. In 2015 she completed her studies at AFDA School of Motion Picture Medium and Live performance, with summa cum laude. Kristi has a deep love for both Stage and Screen acting and hopes to one-day capture the Rainbow Nation’s voice by workshopping theatre pieces influenced by stories of the South African youth.