Tickets & Events

Freshworks: Jacquea Mae

KST Presents

Steel In My Veins

Friday & Saturday, April 1 – 2, 2022

KST’s Alloy Studios | 5530 Penn Ave.
Pay What Moves You: $10-25

Saturday, April 2, 8:00pm Performance Is SOLD OUT! There is not a waiting list for this event. 

Updated KST COVID-19 policies  


Created and performed by vocalist and creative Jacquea Mae, Steel In My Veins tells a story of being a Black woman in Pittsburgh. With steel instead of blood in her veins, the world tells her that she must carry it when she wants to just be. The work takes the audience on the journey of a Black woman who comes to terms with exhaustion, self-sacrifice, and deciding to save herself – no matter what the world tells her.

Freshworks is KST’s creative residency for Pittsburgh-based artists and collaborators. It supports playful exploration in performance through interdisciplinary work in contemporary dance, theater, music, and multimedia. The program provides artists with financial resources, studio space, production staff, lighting and sound design, professional development, and encouragement for creative risk taking. Photo Credit: Ray Carrington

Jacquea Mae is an international vocalist, actress & creative artist that has graced the mic at several open mics, theatrical productions and has featured as an artist at many venues, festivals, open mics & more, throughout the city of Pittsburgh, Switzerland, Ghana & beyond. Ms. Mae continues to rave reviews for her powerful, soulful & from the gut performances.

Jacquea’s talents, mixed with her passion for teaching and working with youth has blessed her to mentor, care and support youth, throughout the many neighborhoods of Pittsburgh for over fifteen years. Ms. Mae is a growing small business owner & dedicated community activism, determined to create what she doesn’t see. Jacquea continues teaching youth, advocating for the people & asserting her creativity with a voice and spirit that soars!