briyana d. clarel

writer. performer. educator.

SEXx Stonewall: Roots. Rage. Revolution.
7:00 PM19:00

SEXx Stonewall: Roots. Rage. Revolution.

With the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, the current sociopolitical climate, and continued discrimination against LGBTQ communities, we will center the voices of queer and trans* people of color who fought back and started a revolution with the Stonewall Riots in 1969. Stonewall was the rallying cry - to fight back. - for us to band together and push back. We want to push back, remember those in the past and present who have been killed, attacked, and discriminated against because of their skin color, gender, or sexual orientation.

SEXx Interactive will create a space for people to present or perform on experiences and stories that honor the roots of the LGBTQ movement, that show our rage against injustice, and dare to explore the revolution of simply existing as a LGBTQ individual.

Presentations: 7-9

Tickets available via Eventbrite.

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new year, radiant you!: a writing workshop for qtpoc
6:30 PM18:30

new year, radiant you!: a writing workshop for qtpoc

The new year is a great time to focus on yourself and your radiance. In this free two hour workshop, we will use creative writing to reflect on the past year and set intentions for the new year. We will also focus on expressing gratitude and creating affirmations. This workshop is open to queer and trans people of color.

Facilitated by Briyana D. Clarel

Monday, January 7th from 6:30-8:30pm
William Way LGBT Community Center
1315 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Limited capacity. Register here.

Sponsored by the William Way LGBT Community Center.

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feel and be free: writing through trauma
2:00 PM14:00

feel and be free: writing through trauma

Join Briyana D. Clarel for the next workshop in our THRIVE series! THRIVE is intended as a space for people impacted by sexual and domestic violence to grow, learn, and heal as a community. You can view last year's workshop series in the THRIVE book at

Audre Lorde writes, “I feel, therefore I can be free.” To heal, we must be willing to feel. Creative writing and storytelling are powerful tools that help us access and process feelings. In this supportive space, we will share our truths while centering healing, wellness, and community care. 

More information on Facebook.

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The REvolve Series: Beyond the Curtain
3:00 PM15:00

The REvolve Series: Beyond the Curtain

"Theatre Evolve is thrilled to invite you to the first installment in our REvolve Series, a new works festival of plays in development and production. This year's theme is "Beyond the Curtain," which our playwrights address in a variety of ways. We ask for a suggested donation of $5, either in cash at the door or through our Brown Paper Tickets event link. We look forward to seeing you at Berger Park!"

Saturday, September 15
A Festival of 10 Minute Plays, featuring
"The Volitive Effect of Oral Literary Inundation on the LSTM Recurrent Neural Network" by Richard Lyons Conlon
"Something Profound" by Emily Hageman
"Sit Down!" by Phil Darg
"PIP" by Briyana D. Clarel
"Wata Daughters" by Asia Nichols
"What's Best For Middletown" by Susan Goodell
"For The Love Of Noodles" by Joe Starzyk

Tickets are available here.

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Only In Your Dreams
3:30 PM15:30

Only In Your Dreams

  • Philly Improv Theater at the Adrienne (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Dom, seeking change in her humdrum of a life, finds herself in a fantastical dreamland that quickly becomes a nightmare. Will she be able to escape her own mind? This magical horror comedy musical is packed with songs that will have you laughing out of fear.

I am performing in the show on Saturday, September 8th at 3:30pm ONLY. 

Tickets available on the FringeArts website and Eventbrite.

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7:00 PM19:00


I will be performing in Kings by Sam Kaseta. More information below! 

Kings is a show about history, masculinity, and why they're both ridiculous. An exercise in braggadocio, a disputation of the great man theory of history, a rock concept album, and most importantly a PARTY, this show uses drag to parody historical heroism and to give everyone else a chance to wear the pants.

Hosted by Leo Tolstoy, Kings is a drag king cabaret experience for the ages! 
Part of the Tank's Tank-aret series and LadyFest 2018

Julius Caesar
Christopher Columbus
Winston Churchill
Napoleon Bonaparte
and more!

By Sam Kaseta

August 20th, 7 pm at The Tank NYC
312 West 36th Street, 1st Floor

Joanna Burns
Amanda Centeno
Briyana Clarel
Nathalie Ellis-Einhorn
Hannah Goldman
Aleca Piper

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