Brittney Chantele, A Fire on Venus Presented by New Hazlett TheaterThursday, May 7, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Brittney Chantele exploded onto the New Hazlett stage with the first Hip Hop performance of the New Hazlett Theater’s CSA program. Brittney is known for their combination of art and action that inspire people to create positive change. Enjoy a re-broadcast of the captivating program, performed live in October 2019.
Streamed on The Show Must Go On(line) Pittsburgh channel. (run-time 120 minutes)
A Fire on Venus focuses on the moments of happiness, pain, excitement, and sadness of being in love. The album was produced by Chantele in collaboration with Remy Vega and Treble NLS. The stage performance is choreographed by Kaylin Horgan. Watch the performance and listen to an exclusive interview with Chantele about what it is like to be a part of the CSA.
The New Hazlett Theater’s CSA Performance Series supports five emerging artists each year as they develop a new work for the stage. The artists we choose have artistic visions that run the full spectrum of the performing arts. We are proud to know that the work produced at the New Hazlett contributes to the rich cultural fabric of our city.
Brittney Chantele is a singer-songwriter, visual artist, speaker, and activist. They use a combination of art and action to inspire people to create positive change. Outside of their art, Chantele has also worked hard to give back to the Pittsburgh community and local social justice initiatives, including speaking at schools, participating in 1Hood Media, which creates a safe space for youth, and participating in Veterans for Peace. Chantele has dedicated their art, and their life, to creating a better world.
Special thanks to:
Photography: Renee Rosensteel/ Videography: Jeremy Fleischman/ Sound Board Operator: Chris Fritsky/ Lighting Board Operator: Piper Clement/ Video Editor: Kristin Helfrich/ Lighting Designer: Antonio Colaruotolo
Miriah Auth (Dancer) is a Point Park University Senior double major in dance and journalism. She creates works based in the practice of physical and social healing.
Chandler Bingham (Dancer) is a recent graduate from the Conservatory of Performing Arts at Point Park University, obtaining her Bachelor of Arts in Dance with a Minor in History.
Katie Brown (Trumpet) is a musician and youth advocate in Pittsburgh. She has been playing trumpet for over 15 years. Her favorite thing about music is its capacity to write the history of both individuals and communities.
Morgan Hawkins (Backing Vocalist) is a vocalist, musician, and designer. Most recently she has performed backing vocals with Afro Yaqui Music Collective, and for a new studio track by funk legend Betty Davis.
Kaylin Horgan (Choreographer/Dancer) graduated from both CAPA High School and Point Park University. She’s a former member of the August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble and the Pillow Project.
Jonathan Lightfoot (Drums) began his study of music at the age of 6. After being inspired by “STOMP! The Musical,” he began studying with Pittsburgh greats such as Jevon Rushton and Dennis Garner.
Danielle Maggio (Backing Vocalist) is an educator, producer, vocalist and DJ getting her PhD in ethnomusicology at The University of Pittsburgh. She is the Associate Producer of the Betty – They Say I’m Different documentary and music curator for Sourceress, a new podcast.
Leah Pecoraro-Eddy– (Set & Costume Designer) is a multidisciplinary artist and fabricator. Leah primarily works in fiber arts bringing sculptural elements into play with heavy textures, layering, and movement.
Raven Reid (Dancer) has studied ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, house, lyrical, pointe, contemporary, African, modern dance, and has trained under some of the best local and regional dancers and choreographers.
Daniel Rouse (Bass Guitar) enjoys making all types of music ranging from jazz to hard rock. His absolute passions include playing the bass and audio recording/engineering.
James Royce (guitarist) has studied under Pittsburgh music legends Howie Alexander, Dr. James Johnson Jr., Rodger Humphries, and Dwayne Dolphin. His debut EP is entitled Black Rock.
Remy Vega (Keys & co-producer of A Fire onVenus) is a performer, producer, composer, and full-time music teacher.
Calina Womack (Dancer) is currently the director’s assistant at k-theatre dance complex. She is trained in ballet, tap, modern, hip hop, African, heels, and contemporary. She was an extra and production assistant for Netflix’s Mindhunter, Season 2.