Author, Speaker, Playwright
Producer and playwright, Crystal L. Bass is an American author, freelance writer, and motivational speaker with a track record of success. Throughout her career, this Baltimore native has used her platform to uncover and illuminate issues that are important to young women, to ultimately empower and strengthen them.
In 2010, Crystal L. Bass founded Crystal Clear Publications. The publishing house boasts a creative team of artists, editors, professors, and producers that work to assist her in transforming her works into published manuscripts, plays and films. Bass is also an active member of the Screen Actors Guild.
In September 2010, Bass wrote and published her first critically acclaimed novel, “Dark Clouds: A Charm City Family’s Struggle,” chronicling the life of four siblings, their relationship with their mother, and the many incidents that took place during her childhood.
After the release of her first-book, Bass teamed up with the “God-Father of Urban Theater”, Mr. Shelly Garrett to fulfill her dream of turning her novel into a stage play. With Garrett’s twenty-seven years of experience and Bass’ remarkable story, Crystal L. Bass Entertainment produced and toured nationally her hit stage play, “Ain’t No Love Like A Mother’s Love” (ANLLAML).
Bass’ life’s work is rooted in the desire to raise awareness and inspire people to fulfill their true purpose. Her goal is to expand her publishing company and publish other talented writers who share her desire to inspire through their stories. Bass was honored and recognized by the Rainbow Push Coalition as one of the Top Inspirational and Engaged Leaders of 2013. Crystal L. Bass overcame every obstacle, circumstance and situation in her life that was designed to make her quit and used them as stepping stones toward a successful triumphant end. And this is just the beginning.
February 16, 2013
March 2, 2013
Elizabeth City State University
Mickey L. Burnim Fine Arts Center
Elizabeth City, NC
May 11, 2013
The Crown Center
1960 Coliseum Drive
May 12, 2013
The Crown Center
1960 Coliseum Drive
This celebrity cast is ready to give Baltimore a night to remember filled with drama and laughs!
is an American R&B singer-songwriter, who is best known for her 1986 R&B hit single "As We Lay" and for her vocals on Zapp and Roger hit single Computer Love. Her lead vocal special guest appearance with SmoothJazz artist Ben Tankard, climbed to #1 Gospel and #20 on Billboard Top 200 on WOW Gospel 2006 and is certified Gold.
is a singer, songwriter and actress. She has traveled the world to sing and has performed twice on the world renowned APOLLO stage. She was also one of four finalists from Maryland to star on the CW’s HIT series THE NEXT, where she was mentored by Gloria Estefan. She recently starred as SHUG “LILLY” AVERY in the COLOR PURPLE the MUSICAL.
is a singer, songwriter and actor and has performed at the Meyerhof Symphony Hall, the All-State Adjudication, the Employee of the Year Awards Ceremony for the Baltimore City Police Dept., and the Annual Monument Christmas Lighting! In 2010, he hit the stage in his first play—"Troubles Don't Last Always"!”
has traveled to Germany, Turkey, Austria, London and Switzerland to minister with artists such as Stellar Award Winners Minister Isaiah D. Thomas, Minister VaShawn Mitchell, Donald Lawrence and Judith McAllister. In 2012, she received the Deidre Showell New Artist of The Year Award and was nominated for the DMV 2012 Best Female Vocalist Award.
has always been destined for success. When Cross appeared on the cover of a local calendar, he was requested to take a movie roll for popular screen writer Brian Nesbit, in the movie Right to Remain Silent. one of the original and consistent men of Ebony Soul, he captivated audiences nationwide with his aggressive charm, and flirtatious smile, as well as appearing on many fitness instructional videos.
This successful business man is full of personality. He loves to put smiles on people’s faces. He is tenderly known by friends and family as Will, or Mr. Will to his students. He’s happily married to the playwright, Crystal L. Bass. He is very excited to join his wife’s production in his debut role of Robert Thomas! This fun loving guy is nothing like the character he plays!
landed himself a spot among the remaining Top 70 contestants on the 2012 American Idol show. He continues to showcase his hone his songwriting skill, having written for some of the industry’s top singers such as KeKe Wyatt. He cites Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder and jazz-pioneers as unique influences of his signature impassioned sound and soul that is so often missing from music.
is a professional comedian, actor and playwright. He's been HBO'S the Wire, Showtime at The Apollo, and three seasons of BET's Comic View. You may mostly remember Howard G from the Kiss My Bumper car insurance TV commercials in which he has been doing for the past 22 years. Howard G went to Kuwait and Afghanistan to perform for our US Troops.
has a prophetic and apostolic anointing symbolic of a contemporary Moses. He is passionate and tenacious in , his assignment to help people move out of bondage associated with religiosity, and into the love and liberty that is found in Jesus Christ as expressed in intimate relationship, first with God, then with self and others. He is embraced in the spiritual and civic community as a truly anointed vessel of God. He serves as Pastor of both Resurrection Fellowship Church in Shrewsbury, PA and New Antioch Church in Baltimore, MD.
joined a marching band at age three and started dancing shortly after. By age 10, she had modeled, filmed commercials for major retailers, performed in music videos and participated in step teams and dance troops! She is now pursuing her love for fashion at Baltimore Design School.
is a Grammy award nominated singer/ songwriter, independent artist Brittney Wright has been working diligently in the gospel music industry and her name, in those few short years, has created buzz from some of the most notable names in gospel music. The music industry has begun to take note of Wright, who has written for such prominent artist as the Grammy Award Winning, platinum-selling gospel artist Pastor Marvin Sapp of “Never Would have made it” and “He saw the best in me “fame and also, Season 1 Sunday Best Winner, Crystal Aikin to name a few.
In an effort to further increase awareness and audience engagement of the upcoming production, Crystal L. Bass recently launched “The Call” hosted on her website and YouTube.
The “docu-series” chronicles Bass’ experience as she tries to find the best singers, actors, dancers, rappers, poets, and comedians in the Baltimore area for the show.
"Hilarious and Inspirational Stage Play"
When a mother of three has two fully grown children and the youngest one is aching to become a woman, is it time to stop mothering? And what about the man in her life? Should she put his needs before theirs?
In Ain't No Love Like A Mother's Love", like Stella, mom feels it's time to get her groove back. She later finds that worshiping a man with a dark side is a recipe for disaster. In this emotional roller coaster ride through the turmoil of a Baltimore family, we watch as they all pull through life's hardest truths. Family secrets are revealed and one rescue attempt after another proves a failure. But all hope is not lost-not at all.
You won't leave the theater thinking the same way about the meaning of family or what a mother's love is really all about. Based on the original novel by Crystal L. Bass, "Dark Clouds: A Charm City Family's Struggle".
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