Crispin is a graduate of Ensemble Acting Studios, has a Graduate Diploma in Directing from NIDA, & a Graduate Certificate of Education from Edith Cowan University. He began as a performer in Theatre, Musicals, and Cabaret.
From Sydney, his directing career has included productions at the Griffin Theatre, the Q Theatre, Belvoir St Theatre, Marian St Theatre, the STC’s Wharf Theatre, the Hordern Pavilion (Fox Studios), the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House, & the Perth Theatre Company. He was a 1994 Affiliate Director for the Sydney Theatre Company, and was Associate Director for Ensemble Theatre for five years directing over twenty productions for them.
Crispin has taught for Ensemble Acting Studios, NIDA, the Actors College of Theatre & Television, Brent St Studios, the Australian College of Entertainment, and was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Wollongong.
He moved to Perth in 2001 to take up his position as Coordinator of the Acting Program & Resident Director for WAAPA’s acclaimed Music Theatre Department.