Picture taken during performance of MEET JOY (2020) at Grow Tottenham | 18.01.20
Crispin is an artist working with performance, installation and film to investigate queer structures, focus, the body in motion, insidious violence, and disability. He also works as a Director and Assistant Director in Opera.

His ongoing collaborative work with composer Jonathan Packham interrogates the performative capabilities of Virtual Reality and its conceptual ties to fluid understandings of gender and sexuality.

In 2017 he set up MaloMalo - a platform for developing interdisciplinary queer performance - with Dancer/Researcher Marcus Bell.


As a Director, his credits include 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).

His video and performance installations have been shown at club spaces and galleries in the UK and Berlin, including ...Was Already Screaming Its Name at Alte Münze in Berlin; MEET JOY (2020) with Riposte in London;  Self Portrait Experiments in 360 at Live Art Bistro in Leeds.

He is also a Staff Director at English National Opera and works internationally as a freelance Assistant Director, leading him to work with directors such Jack Furness, Keith Warner and Stephen Barlow. His credits include The Mikado (ENO) Britten on Film (NOS); La Boheme (ENO); Il Barberi di Siviglia (Grange Festival); Don Giovanni (Teatru Manoel); The Lighthouse (Hackney Showrooms); Written on Skin (Mariinsky Theatre).

Pronouns: He/Him