briyana d. clarel

writer. performer. educator.


performer

recent performances

don’t wanna dance with ghosts, Bridge PHL Festival, 2018.

Only In Your Dreams, Philly Improv Theater, 2018.

KINGS, The Tank NYC, 2018.

It's Too Darn HotCabernet Cabaret ATX, 2018.

unboxed: a healing, OUTsider Festival, 2018.

Songs for a Fall Evening, Brooklyn, NY, 2014.

Candidate, Dixon Place HOT! Festival, 2014. 


educator

recent workshops

“feel and be free: writing through trauma.” FORCE, 2018.

“| pause |: a performance-infused TQPOC support space.” Pride Youth Theatre Alliance Conference, 2017. 

“For a Cookie or for Liberation?: How to Unapologetically Challenge Oppression.” University of Texas at Austin, 2017.

“Creative Community Building” Series. INSPIRE Program, University of Texas at Austin, 2016.

“Devising Theatre for Community Engagement.” Speak Up! Speak Out! Civics Fair, Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at University of Texas at Austin,  2016

“Where My People At?: Exploring Representation and Equity in Theatre.”  The University Interscholastic League High School Superconference, University of Texas at Austin,  2016.


director

recent productions

From Africa to Blackness, Accra, Ghana, 2017.

Rage to Heal, Cohen New Works Festival, 2017.

It’s a Travesty! One Night with Jazzie Mercado!, Cohen New Works Festival, 2017.


researcher

recent conference presentations

“Sites of Violence Against Black Women in Austin: Space, the State, School, and Sexuality.”  With Michaela Machicote at Black Women’s Voices in the Age of #MeToo. The University of Texas at Austin. 2018.

“An Exercise in Unapologetics: Centering Black Queerness as Self Care and Pedagogy.” at Pedagogies of Dissent: American Studies Association Annual Meeting. Chicago. 2017.

 “Black Women & Austin: Contextualizing Our Ethnographic Research.” With Michaela Machicote at Black Women And Violence: Research Symposium. The University of Texas at Austin. 2017.

“Looking Back and Looking In: Politics, Climate, and Theatre at UT Austin.” At Divisions-Collisions-Coalitions: American Alliance for Theatre & Education Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA. 2017.

“Differentiating Drama-Based Practice: Engaging all Students to Teach the Social Emotional.”  At Divisions-Collisions-Coalitions: American Alliance for Theatre & Education Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA 2017.

“Black, Queer, and Here: A Pedagogical Practice of Unapologetics.” At Queer(ing) Futures, Queer Futurity: CWGS Graduate Symposium. The University of Texas at Austin. 2017.

“Black Women And Violence: Research Experiences in Austin.” With Michaela Machicote at Black Women And Violence: the Struggle for Justice In Brazil and in The United States. Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. March 13-15, 2017.

“Stuck at an Intersection: Race, Ethnicity, and Inclusivity in the SlutWalk Movement.” At Intersectional Inquiries and Collaborative Action: Gender and Race. University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, USA. March 2-4, 2017.

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