Performance / Showreels / Activism / Poetry
‘One Last' a post dramatic performance exploring themes of death and the meaning of life.
‘A Double Edged Choice' a solo performance exploring the side effects of contraception.
‘Business As usual’ playing the role of Disney, as well as devising and costume design. Performed for the skills module at Chichester University.
'Adjure' was made for the PostModern Skills module at the University of Chichester Theatre Department. Based on the event of former American President Donald Trump deciding to leave and no longer observing the Paris climate change agreement in 2017.
'Glitterclit' was made as part of the Gender and Sexuality module at the University of Chichester Theatre Department. We were asked to make a piece that encapsulated a "gay punk" aesthetic.
Yann Marussich's 'Glass Bath' symbolises the paradox of being man's existence, trapped in a world that can only cause himself more pain trying to escape it. I reframe these themes in 'Water It Down', exploring a dependency on alcohol in difficult times.
‘The Many Parts Of Me’ an educational short film raising awareness of Mental Health
‘Vacant Pleasures’ playing the role of Elizabeth Cochran. Writing and devising alongside the Perfections Production team. Performed at the Showroom Chichester
Visual and Technical Arts module at Chichester University raising awareness of plastic pollution
‘Where I’m Supposed To Be' assistant directing and playing the role of Amelia and Rose at the Showroom Chichester
Wrote, Directed and performed ‘Climate Care’ with Norbert Zurawski. Playing the role of Jane.
Began presenting my original vlogs on my YouTube channel ‘Crystal Turner-Brightman’, with the vlog series’ being titled ‘Crystal Clear (A University Guide)’ (Since 2019) View YouTube channel
Isolation chats with Stand Tall Theatre, exploring rituals and spirituality during the COVID-19 lockdown
What is it, PTSD? Raising awareness on PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) with Stand Tall Theatre
Showcased ‘The Counsel’ and a taster of ‘Inside A Mind’ in the new writing festival 'Around the Globe in Eighty Plays' raising funds for Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London.
Devised and performed in a virtual theatre piece titled: ‘The Counsel’
Devised and performed a virtual theatre piece called: ‘Loose Lips On Lockdown!’
Worked with Gammaray Theatre on a video reenacting “Here Kitty Kitty” as part of their series of videos called #actorsinisolation View on Instagram
Devised and performed a virtual theatre piece titled ‘We Grow Up, We Grow Old, But We Always Grow’
'Entering The Cosmos’ playing the role of Mystie at the Showroom Chichester
Performed ‘Puppy Anxiety’ in the ‘Variety Showcase’ at Chichester University raising money for the New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth
Devised and performed a deconstruction of Dr Caligari at the University of Chichester Theatre Department
'Masking The Abysall Party' playing the role of Rachel at the Showroom Chichester
Devised and performed 'Ferdinand The Bull' and 'Umbrella Term' at the University of Chichester Theatre Department
Wrote, directed and choreographed an original production for Theatretrain Southampton’s Minis Class, titled ‘Trails Of Hercules’
‘Chicago’ at the Hub Theatre playing Mary Sunshine and assistant directing
Rock Challenge Final at Portsmouth Guildhall performing ‘Welcome To Barter Town’ with Richard Taunton College as Stage Manager, getting awarded the stage crew award of excellence
Created and directed my own contemporary adaptation of 'Chicago' the musical into an immersive experience
Music for Youth. Performing All That Jazz and Both Reached For The Gun
Organised and participated in a flashmob at the Marlands shopping centre, performing a Chicago medley, advertising the 2019 Richard Taunton college production ‘Chicago.’
Rock challenge showcase at Guildhall Southampton of ‘Welcome To Barter Town’ with Richard Taunton college as Stage Manager, being awarded the stage crew award of excellence.
Backstage Crew for Theatretrain Southampton’s production of Fame. Chaperoning students, helping with quick changes, and managing the props table and microphone changes.
Wrote and directed my own original production ‘Inside A Mind’ at Richard Taunton College, as well as playing the role of Iris. (Raised £50 on the door of performances for B.U.G.S - Burns Unit Group Support) View article here
Posters for the production 'Inside A Mind'
Remembrance physical theatre commemoration and program distribution at the cenotaph Remembrance Sunday parade with Theatretrain Southampton performing as a soldier.
Mayflower Theatre reopening Gala performing in a musical ensemble
‘Burying Your Brother In The Pavement’ with Theatre For Life at the Hub Theatre playing Davina McPhee (and other featured roles)
Music Concert at Richard Taunton College performing I’ve Got A Crush On You from Strike Up The Band
Rock Challenge Premier Final at the Portsmouth Guildhall performing Three Lives Collide as a dancer Sister Act at the Hub Theatre as part of the ensemble Volunteered for a Western Role Play police cadet training event. Acting as a civilian doing staged scenarios to test training
Schools Tour of devised piece ‘Far From Reality’ at local secondary schools and Richard Taunton College in the role of Little Visco. In addition to script writing and directing.
Rock challenge showcase at Guildhall Southampton of Three Lives Collide with Richard Taunton college as a dancer
Performing Arts Showcase at Richard Taunton College performing Divas Lament
I Love You Mum at Richard Tauntons college in the roles of Connie, Dan, Anon and Bridget
Music Fayre at Central Hall performing Memories from Cats
Camp Rock at Regents Park playing Brown as well as Directing and Choreographing An evening of monologues at the Hanger Farm Arts Centre with Theatretain performing a monologue for Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird
How to make a hero at the Royal Albert-hall with Theatretrain.
‘Alice In Wonderland’ with Theatretrain at the Romsey Plaza playing Alice
‘Step into Christmas’ at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane (West End) with Theatretrain, singing and performing the male solo from Fairytale of New York ‘The Wiz’ at the Hub Theatre with Theatretrain, playing The Wicked Witch
2014 - 2016
Radio Host on Unity 101 Radio for the Regent’s Park segment.
Bugsy Malone at the Mayflower theatre playing the opera singer and in the ensemblePerformed at the O2 arena in 20@O2 with Theatretrain
Took part in a theatre exchange to Malta and performed the improvised show Peace and War at Mspace theatre playing the female star-crossed lover.
Performed at the Royal Albert Hall with Theatretrain in ‘Licence to Thrill’.Performed at The Scoop theatre with Theatretrain and took part in the singing performance ‘Now and Then’.