briyana d. clarel

writer. performer. educator.

Pants from the Nurse's Office
to Sep 28

Pants from the Nurse's Office

Mural Outrage is one of Philly Improv Theater’s new house sketch teams with up and coming hilarious sketch writers. Come let Mural Outrage make you laugh your entire butt off! (Cause Philly is full of murals...and outrage...get it?)

Pants from the Nurses Office will cure all your back to school woes! Get your number 2 pencils and your graphing calculators ready and don’t forget your back up pants or you’ll have to get them from the nurse.

Friday, September 20th at 10pm

Saturday, September 21st at 10pm

Friday, September 27th at 10pm

Saturday, September 28th at 10pm

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non-linear: works-in-progress by black lgbtq artists
7:30 PM19:30

non-linear: works-in-progress by black lgbtq artists

Curated by Ang Bey & Briyana D. Clarel
Produced by The Starfruit Project

Healing is non-linear. Art-making is non-linear. Let’s do both at the same time.

For Free Fringe Philly, we’re hosting an evening of theatre works-in-progress by black lgbtq artists.

Free tickets available via Eventbrite and Facebook.

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The Rhubarbs Present: The NeverEnding Veggie Tale
8:00 PM20:00

The Rhubarbs Present: The NeverEnding Veggie Tale

The Rhubarbs are back with a new sketch comedy show for Free Fringe Philly! 

The Rhubarbs are Briyana D. Clarel, Tanya Morgan, Amanda Schafer, and Dan Mosley.

The show is Thursday, September 19th at 8:00pm at Wooden Shoe Books. Free tickets available via Eventbrite & Facebook.  

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the rhubarbs present: the brave little rhubarbs
to Jul 14

the rhubarbs present: the brave little rhubarbs

The first ever Tony Award-winning sketch comedy team slash first ever four-time Sink or Sketch champions, The Rhubarbs, are back with their fifth show in as many months! “The Brave Little Rhubarbs” features an hour of audience-favorite sketches as well as some never-before-seen stuff. The Rhubarbs will take you on a sketch adventure featuring music, comedy, and bravery, all you have to bring is yourself!

The Rhubarbs are Briyana D. Clarel, Tanya Morgan, Dan Mosley, and Amanda Schafer. They are directed by Carolyn Beatty.

Shows are Friday July 12 and Saturday July 13 at 9pm. Tickets available via Facebook & Eventbrite.

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an incomplete list of all the things i'm going to miss when the world is no longer
7:00 PM19:00

an incomplete list of all the things i'm going to miss when the world is no longer

Ars Nova Presents: ANT FEST 2019

Monday, June 24 @ 7PM

Book, Music, Lyrics, Sound Design & Music Direction DANTE GREEN
Additional Music & Lyrics MARLEE GORDON & LYELL HINTZ
Projection Design LYELL HINTZ

The world is ending and you’re invited to the last sh*tshow EVER. It’s an indie-pop rager celebrating the delights and deceptions of existing, and it’s the last one we’ve got. Why not go out with a bang?

$15 in advance l $20 at the door

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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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