Briyana D. Clarel

Briyana D. Clarel (they/them) is a Black queer writer, performer, and educator passionate about storytelling for a better world. Briyana hosts A Very Virgo Virtual Show and runs The Starfruit Project, a platform supporting healing through creativity. They are one-fourth of sketch comedy team The Rhubarbs. Briyana is a 2016 recipient of the Acts of Greatness LGBTQ Youth Community Award, a 2020-2021 Core Playwright with InterAct Theatre Company, and a 2020 Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grantee. Their poetry and prose are published in cavity, Black Youth Project, MELANINzine, and print anthologies. Keep up at

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.