Philly Fringe Vital Stats: Briel Driscoll
In this series, get to know your Philly Fringe artists. Today, meet one of the Temple-educated crew behind Flat Intersections.
Name: Briel Driscoll.
Where do you live now? Northern Liberties, Philadelphia.
Where were you born? Western Pennsylvania—Windber.
What’s your show title? Flat Intersections.
What was the first thing you stole?
A slim-jim from a small store on a campground we were staying at. It was an accident and once I had realized I had stolen it I was so afraid that I dropped it on the ground!
What’s your favorite alcoholic beverage?
Dogfish Head Festina Peche.
What was the last performance you saw?
Philadelphia Dance Collective at the Painted Bride
What’s your favorite Philly intersection?
I like different ones for different reasons. I’ll say 3rd and Poplar because its so close to Liberty Lands Park and I love laying in the grass there.
Do you have relatives more famous than you?
I would say my sister, Dana Driscoll, is more “famous” than I am. She is a visual artist and English professor, she has had many publications in both of her fields. I’m sure there are more out there. We are all related in someway, all connected to one another.
Do you have pets?
Yes, two cats: Tuenah (AKA piranha) and Monstr (AKA pigeon).
If you weren’t an artist, what would your job be?
I am currently still a student at Temple University. I am also currently finishing up my Reiki Master training, and working random jobs throughout the city. I will be graduating from Temple in January and will have to wait and see where my art and other interests take me in life.
What’s the most disgusting thing you’ve ever seen on SEPTA?
This question is a challenge. I feel like all SEPTA related experiences blend together after they occur and I am left just with the essence of SEPTA: sticky, dim and overstimulating!
Flat Intersections will be performed for two nights only: September 3 and 4. Performance Garage, 1515 Brandywine Street, Philadelphia. 7:30 pm.
Photograph of Tess Stumpf and Briel Driscoll courtesy of Briel.