pink booth confessions
Photography by Camille A. Breslin
Wardrobe Engineer + Creative HMUA by PhaeMonae
A performance piece with an original sound score, directed by Millie Heckler, created in collaboration with Movement Artist Britt Ford and Music Producer Schivona Johnson, premiered on Sunday, Feb. 16th, 2020 at Vortex Theater in Austin, TX.
Pink Booth Confessions grapples with the complexity of being sexual human beings. We bring voice to secrets of shame through our music, dance and communion. We think that if maybe we spent more energy giving voice to our secrets, the weight our secrets carry might turn into something else. Honoring the confusing nature of trauma, we are reminded that answers lie in the effort of continuation and in the practice of speaking up to ourselves and to each other, in any way we can...
*This work contains mature content.
Video by Zachary Carter
Britt Ford is a movement artist and wordsmith hailing from the mountains of Colorado. She is a lazy sunday morning and a firecracker. She is a collection of memories and nostalgia and things we might rather not remember, but do, and must carry. She is the deepest root, and the thinnest breeze kissing the uppermost canopy. She takes herself and everything around her far too seriously, and is also incredibly lackadaisical. She hopes to become more sensitive, she hopes that for you, too. Britt continues to be a part of evocative, multi-disciplinary work, and is most interested in creating and contributing to genre bending, sensorial experiences.
Schivona Johnson also known as Schi the God is a recording engineer/artist/DJ based in Austin Texas. Schi has worked with Just Blaze, Black Odyssey and Royal Forest. She received a degree in Audio Production from the Art Institute and is currently a sound engineer at King Electric Recording. Working with Frank Wo/Men Collective and Touch Collective in 2017 she stepped into theater and started doing sound design for more immersive live events. She has a passion for vulnerable storytelling. Schi recently launched a podcast called Third Eye Snacks: Snacks to wake, inspire and nourish the mind’s eye. Her mission encourages everyone and anyone to stay woke and tune into YOU.
Photography by Camille A. Breslin
Director, Co-Choreographer, Singer+Songwriter, Performer: Millie Heckler
Co-Choreographer, Dramaturg, Performer: Britt Ford
Music Producer, Live Sound Musician: Schivona Johnson
Costume Designer: PhaeMonae
Musicians: Daniel Durham (bass, vocals), Jan Flemming (keys, vocals), Britt Ford (vocals), Kathy Guerrero (vocals), Millie Heckler (vocals, keys), Matt Judson (drums), Schivona Johnson (keys, synthe bass, vocals), Azul Filho de Luiz (guitar, vocals), Michael Sinclair (horns), Pete Zacherl (drums, vocals)
Lighting Designer: Kendra Wiley
Technical Director: Eliot Fisher
Track List (in order):
Daddy by Millie Heckler (vocals), Produced by Schivona Johnson, Musicians: Daniel Durham (bass), Jan Flemming (keys), Matt Judson (drums)
Colder by Millie Heckler (vocals), Produced by Schivona Johnson, Musicians: Daniel Durham (bass, vocals), Jan Flemming (keys, vocals), Britt Ford (vocals), Kathy Guerrero (vocals), Matt Judson (drums), Azul Filho de Luiz (guitar, vocals), Pete Zacherl (drums, vocals)
Fire (Instrumental) by Vince Staples
Accuse Me by Millie Heckler (vocals), Produced by Schivona Johnson, Musicians: Daniel Durham (bass), Jan Flemming (keys), Matt Judson (drums), Schivona Johnson (vocals), Michael Sinclair (trombone, trumpet)
Daddy Live by Millie Heckler (vocals), Featuring vocals by Sherry Heckler
Guess I Haven’t by Millie Heckler (vocals), Played by Schivona Johnson (keys, synthe bass)
Death by Millie Heckler (guitar, vocals), Produced by Schivona Johnson
Woman by Millie Heckler, Played live by Schivona Johnson (synthe bass) and Millie Heckler (keys, vocals)
Bow Music: Shame by Millie Heckler (vocals), Produced by Schivona Johnson, Remixed by C. Dele
Video by Azul Filho de Luiz
Videos by Millie Heckler
check out the soundtrack and ep, death, streaming on most platforms
Photo by Mary Jo Cahilly Bretzin