Justin Clarel

Justin Clarel is a Black queer writer, performer, and educator creating vibrant stories for a better world. Justin has directed, written, and produced original theatre projects centering Black stories, including settle down, Rage to Heal, and Queer Cheer: A Winter Holigay Special. They are one-fourth of the sketch comedy team The Rhubarbs and a 2022 Strides Collective Emerging Playwright. Justin has performed as part of ANT Fest 2019, NYC Sketchfest 2019, Philly Fringe 2018, and OUTsider Festival 2017. Born and raised in South Jersey, Justin's passions include musical theatre, mangoes, and memoirs. Keep up with their adventures at @theeclarel

settle down

Suspended from her job teaching art, Aya's cleaning the walls and mapping elaborate plans for a cute future with her partner. Elly's not sure what settling down means for their queer life. Their closest friends show up with snacks and disagreements on how to handle the injustices of work and life. This comedy looks into the lives of four friends who laugh over family dinners, fizzy juice drinks, and dreams of a better future.