Crispin LordDirector, Artist & Researcher

Picture taken during performance of MEET JOY (2020) at Grow Tottenham | 18.01.20
Crispin read Music (BaHons) at Durham University, and graduated in 2016 with a 2.1. He is a multidisciplinary director and artist, working with performance, installation, film and design, exploring the tension between perception and presentation of the body with regards to medicine, activism, performance traditions and insidious abuse. He also works as an assistant director in opera. 

He is currently working on a research project into political documentary theatre and new compositional techniques, funded by Arts Council England.

His work has been shown and performed at Barbican Pit Theatre, Live Art Development Agency, V&A Museum, And What Queer Arts Festival, Theatre N16 and Pornceptual Berlin.

As a director, his credits include La Boheme (Revival Director, ENO)PREPARE IT (MY BODY) (Barbican Pit Theatre); A Father Is Looking For His Daughter (Cockpit Theatre); Last Thursday (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama); A Hand of Bridge (Waterperry Opera Festival); Carmen and Orpheus and Eurydice (Durham Opera Ensemble).

As an assistant director his credits include The Marriage of Figaro (ENO); The Mikado (ENO); La Boheme (ENO); Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Grange Festival); The Lighthouse (Hackney Showrooms) and Written on Skin (Mariinsky Theatre).

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Crispin studierte Musik an der Durham Universität und schloss 2016 mit einer 2,1 ab. Er ist ein multidisziplinärer Künstler, der mit Performance, Installation, Film und Design arbeitet. Die Stücke sind oft kollaborativ und erforschen die Spannung zwischen Wahrnehmung und Darstellung des Körpers, insbesondere in Bezug auf Medizin, Aktivismus, Leistungstraditionen und schleichender Missbrauch. Er arbeitet auch als Regisseur und Regieassistent in der Oper.

Derzeit arbeitet er an einem Forschungsprojekt über politisches Dokumentartheater und Kompositionstechniken, das vom Arts Council England finanziert wird.

Seine Arbeiten wurden bereits im Barbican Pit Theatre, der Live Art Development Agency, dem V&A Museum, dem And What Queer Arts Festival, dem Theatre N16 und Pornceptual Berlin gezeigt und aufgeführt.

Zu seinen Arbeiten als Regisseur gehören PREPARE IT (MY BODY) (Barbican Pit Theatre); A Father Is Looking For His Daughter (Cockpit Theatre); Last Thursday (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama); A Hand of Bridge (Waterperry Opera Festival); Carmen and Orpheus und Eurydice (Durham Opera Ensemble).

Zu seinen Arbeiten als Regieassistent gehören The Marriage of Figaro (ENO); The Mikado (ENO); La Boheme (ENO); Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Grange Festival); The Lighthouse (Hackney Showrooms) und Written on Skin (Mariinsky Theatre).