Photos by Tommy Butler
We are thrilled + grateful to welcome this year’s
(DG) JAM Partners + Co-Curators,
Briyana D. Clarel and Katrina Shobe.
This year’s virtual JAM,
curated by Briyana D. Clarel and Katrina Shobe,
highlights Black directors.
Participating directors will get to kick it with other Black directors, connect with Black mentors in the field,
and create art to share with the world.
Who is invited?
All early-career Black theatre directors in the Greater Philadelphia Area
(within 35 miles of City Hall) are eligible to apply!
Previous JAM directors are not eligible
(but look out for a special invitation soon!).
What is this?
This year’s JAM includes:
*a gathering to connect with the 2020 cohort of directors
*a group session with Black theatre mentors
*a virtual space provided by (DG), paid actors, and support to create and share a short digital theatre piece or curated conversation inspired by exciting creative ingredients
*a one-year Tier 2 (DG) Director Membership
*a stipend of $100
FURTHER DETAILS + DATES + CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS OPEN:
FOR MEMBERS, TUESDAY 9/1
FOR NON-MEMBERS, FRIDAY 9/4
DEADLINE FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS
WILL BE TUESDAY 9/15 by 11:59PM
More on Briyana + Katrina
Briyana D. Clarel (pictured above | up left corner) – is a Black queer theatre artist, writer, and educator passionate about musical theatre, mangoes, and memoirs. Briyana is the founder of The Starfruit Project, a platform supporting radical healing and brilliant growth through creativity. They are the Creative Nonfiction Editor for Homology Lit, a member of the sketch comedy teams The Rhubarbs and Mural Outrage, and a member of Ring of Keys. Briyana’s writing is published in TAYO Literary Magazine, cavity, Black Youth Project, MELANINzine, and print anthologies. As a director, performer, and playwright, they have brought stories to life with the Painted Bride Art Center, OUTsider Festival, Shoe Box Theatre Collective, Cohen New Works Festival, Philly Improv Theater, Theatre Evolve, Dixon Place, Broad Views on Broadway, The Bridge PHL, Cabernet Cabaret ATX, Philly Free Fringe, Aroma Theatre Collective, and more. They are a 2016 recipient of the Acts of Greatness LGBTQ Youth Community Award, a 2018 ASTEP Artist as Citizen Fellow, and a 2020-2021 Core Playwright with InterAct Theatre Company. Born and raised in South Jersey, they hold a BA in Sociology from Princeton University. Keep up with their adventures at briyanaclarel.com and @briyanaclarel.