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Philly Fringe Vital Stats: Briel Driscoll

Posted August 23rd, 2011

In this series, you’re getting to know your Philly Fringe artists. Today, Meet Briel Driscoll, one of the folks behind the interdisciplinary show BREW.

Name: Briel Driscoll.

Age: 23.

Where were you born? Windber, Penn.

What was the first thing you stole? A slimjim from the camp store. I had no idea I had even taken it and as soon as I realized I had I dropped it on the ground and walked away!

What’s your favorite alcoholic beverage? Tröegs Dreamweaver.

What’s your favorite Philly intersection? This has changed for me a few times but right now I would have to say I really enjoy the little traffic circle on Bainbridge and 3rd Streets. There is a little fountain there and it can actually be fun to eat under those pine trees and among the sporadic traffic!

If you were a “Founding Father,” which one would you be? This is a silly question. I guess George Washington because I am really good at doing this thing with my hair in the pool that reminds me of him.

Do you care about the Civil War Sesquicentennial? I don’t really think about it much, though I am very glad there are other people to think about it for me.

What’s your least favorite country? I’ll have to let you know if/when I ever experience all of them.

Do you know what the Internet is? I know what the internet does. I guess it is a nationwide collection of information and computer networks someone connected through space and time. No, I guess I have no actual idea. Just guesses.

What’s your job? I am a Reiki Practitioner, Dancer, Choreographer, Food Blogger (you can check out my blog at and I also work part-time at an awesome allergen free/vegan bakery in the city.

What’s the most disgusting thing you’ve ever seen on SEPTA?
Oh, SEPTA. It’s been awhile. I feel like the surfaces overall are pretty disgusting.

Briel Driscoll performs in BREW, running September 2 and 3 at the Maas Building, 1325 N. Randolph Street, Kensington. 9:00 pm on September 2, 6:00 and 9:00 pm on September 3. Admission by donation.

–Nicholas Gilewicz

Photo courtesy of Briel Driscoll.