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AITQR - DISPLACED Steps Up

$3,235 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 26 people in 10 months

March 31, 2019
New York

After a successful round of GoFundMe and private donations to get AITQR* DISPLACED up and running for 2018 work-in-progress shows, our multi-media theater production, Alazon In The Quiet Room*- DISPLACED, can grow and continue telling the story of Immigrant Artists, Immigrants, and Displacement in all forms.

March 2019, Carrie Beehan has joined the Producer's Pro Network and the next event will be a Laboratory of the show's progress early Summer 2019.  We have a 90-minute script and look forward to this next step.

Stay tuned for the Laboratory date!

Would you help us reach our new goal of 5 K? 

Laboratory (Staged reading) for AITQR
Rental of a Manhattan venue 
Theater technicians - lighting and sound
Stage management.

Above 5K  covers
Advertising, costumes, lighting designer, rehearsal space, equipment transport, projection screen/props
Our cast members are gifting their time and talents to this show to get it launched.


Thanks to you, our multi-media theater production, Alazon In The Quiet Room - Displaced, will grow and continue telling the story of Immigrant Artists, Immigrants, and Displacement in all forms. If you could support our GoFundMe by donating and perhaps sharing it with your network, we would sincerely appreciate it.
No amount is too small!


See you from the stage,


Love Carrie and the Cast of AITQR*  DISPLACED


Carrie Beehan, Louisa Bradshaw,  DJCherishtheluv, Rima Fand, Vit Horejs, Harlem Lafayette,
David Patterson, Andrew White

Video performances:
Gretchen Baer, Kika von Kluck, Venus de Mars, Sarazina Stein, Anna  & Inca in Sweden and more.


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Poster by Clinton Querci


Who Am I?

My name is  Carrie Beehan, New Zealand born, a resident of New York City, USA.  I am an artist/musician/painter/performer. I was a video editor for German News and Documentary in the 1980-90s in Berlin and have been producing multi-media art and composing and performing music since then.  Social Justice drives my work.  

What do I do?  
I compose and record songs, write, design, edit videos, direct, perform and produce performance art and shows for social justice. 

What is my goal?   
To fund the Fully Realized Workshop Presentation mid 2019. This work focuses on Immigrants and Artists from across four decades meeting, merging and telling their stories of DISPLACEMENT, in its many forms, through song, video, performance and storytelling.

How did I get here?
Such an opportunity doesn’t happen overnight. I started this particular work-in-progress from a hole-in-the-wall cabaret venue in Berlin waiting on a re-entry visa to the USA in 2016.  From Berlin to Arizona with local performers, on to Governors’ Island, New York, then two sell-out shows at hi-tech Culture Hub at LaMaMa in 2017. Both of these shows were Fundraisers for the NY Immigration Coalition (NYIC). From there, four shows in Cabaret format at PangeaNYC working on new material and now the next step  - Off Broadway.

Who helps me?  
Joined along the way by a cast of notable and passionate musician/actors, who bring seasons of professional musicianship and stage skills to interpret this work, I hire and support fellow artists in our industry. Through this process, several key members of the cast are also now writing and contributing their stories, opening the show up further for on-going collaboration of artists,

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February 19, 2019
New York

After a successful round of performances and fundraising via GoFundMe and private donations to get AITQR* DISPLACED up and running in 2018, we now have been offered the opportunity to pitch the show to Industry Professionals & Developers, who support Off-Broadway productions!

Our multi-media theater production, Alazon In The Quiet Room*- DISPLACED, can grow and continue telling the story of Immigrant Artists, Immigrants, and Displacement in all forms.

An award-winning veteran Producer, with shows currently running on Off-Broadway, is overseeing our first step to present 2-3 presentations of AITQR* DISPLACED 2019. This show will open as a Fully Realized Workshop Production mid this year. Given the average cost of a smaller Off-Broadway show runs into the hundreds of thousands, we are aiming for a more reachable Goal - 5K to 8K

Why starting with 5K? Because our actors and musicians donate their time for rehearsals and performance and contribute artistically with their own immigrant stories and compositions, and I write, direct, produce, perform as well as design and create all the visuals for these multi-media productions. When a tech head at a venue says he wants to speak to my creative team (technician/designers/stage manager/producer), my response is always, you are talking to her. In other words, we keep our overheads down.

Working with an award-winning Producer who believes in AITQR* DISPLACED offers us the opportunity to see our show grow, but until Key Investors step up, we pay for everything. We don't want to miss out on this chance. Do you know how hard it is to pitch a show with the thousands of scripts on offer? This opportunity we have been given is a great next step but we have limited time to raise the funds.

The 5K minimum covers:

Rental of a Manhattan venue for three-four days.
Theater technicians - lighting and sound
Stage management.

Above 5K covers
Advertising, costumes, lighting designer, rehearsal space, equipment transport, projection screen/props
Our cast members are gifting their time and talents to this show to get it launched.

Would you help us reach our goal?

Thanks to you, our multi-media theater production, Alazon In The Quiet Room - Displaced, will grow and continue telling the story of Immigrant Artists, Immigrants, and Displacement in all forms. If you could support our GoFundMe by donating and perhaps sharing it with your network, we would sincerely appreciate it.

No amount is too small!

See you from the stage,

Love Carrie and the Cast of AITQR* DISPLACED

Carrie Beehan, Louisa Bradshaw, DJCherishtheluv, Rima Fand, Vit Horejs, Harlem Lafayette,
David Patterson, Andrew White

Video performances:
Gretchen Baer, Kika von Kluck, Venus de Mars, Sarazina Stein, Anna & Inca in Sweden and more.
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December 22, 2018, $2735  YES!

Our campaign total has risen to $2735 in contributions and pledges, on and off GoFund Me.
$2200 successfully funded our last two shows and now we head for the big one in April 2019.
What a ride! 

Both Pangea shows performed with laughter and tears, stern silence, soulful dedications, gasps, and boisterous cheers. Videos of the show are starting to appear on social media platforms; I took a much-needed break to recharge and even went to extreme off-the-grid life over Thanksgiving to catch my breath. But there is no holding back my cast,  who are already in rehearsal the first week of January for our April show at Marlene Meyerson JJC auditorium, - only 240 seats to invite you to sit in, but we know you will all be there for the culmination of three years hard and long work and our first Off-Broadway show!

Over the next few months, you will have the opportunity to learn more about each cast member and their family's struggle with Displacement.  Artists are beautifully feathered birds that need a safe place to reveal their creativity, a place where they will not be yelled down, locked up or shut out. When my cast members share their experiences, through song and story, I know all the effort to get us on stage was worth it. Our audience takes something personal home that they relate to with our stories and feels a kinship to our narrative. We are inclusive, yet ask you merely to come to see us, and we will give you our artistic all.

Our projector went on the blink shortly during the beginning of the second show at Pangea. In that time while my techs fixed the screen, I told stories of London in the late '70s.  The competition was tough with some of the audience members reminding me New York City was the epicenter of all that was risqué as I dared to put Kings Road, London in the limelight. It was magnificent. The funny thing is when the projector started up again, and the audience wanted me to continue the storytelling; I promised them another show just for this, but it taught me not to tuck away these unpolished gems.

Your funding got us to the next level, and we are ready to go into action. 

Some donors sent funds via check, Venmo or Zelle and our campaign total has risen to $2485 with another pledge for funds to come for $250  taking us to $2735.

Deep Gratitude to these off-platform Donors who contributed via Venmo, Zelle and Checks:
Ryan Kelly -$200
Timothy Higgs - $250 & pledged another $250
Rose and Robert Knightly - $250
Judy and John Cornwall - $500

Here’s what is needed to produce (AITQR) Alazon In The Quiet Room - DISPLACED  for April 28th, 2019STAGE TWO:For a 240 seat Off Broadway Theater one night including previews  and rehearsals at a downtown space:
$1200 - Venue Rental with techs/projection/piano $800 - Cast Fee @ $100 per Performer
$600 - Rehearsal Costs$100  -  Equipment transport
$150  - Stage Manager/Projector Fee/Tech
$1200 -Stage & Lighting designers
$800 -  Costume/stage/light/materials
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$4850 TOTAL

Thanks to You, my multi-media theater production, Alazon In The Quiet Room - Displaced, will grow and continue telling the story of Immigrant Artists, Immigrants, and Displacement in all forms.

But to reach more people I need your help to share this campaign. During this time, I hope I can encourage you to share our story and goals with your friends; make the journey with us! If you could support my GoFundMe by donating and perhaps sharing it with your network, I would sincerely appreciate it. No amount is too small!

Here is a video link to a harsher show moment of a protest song called Bloody Haircuts:
https://www.facebook.com/carrie.beehan/videos/10158517567848849/

Here is a video link to some Holiday silliness:
https://www.facebook.com/carrie.beehan/videos/10158517158328849/

Happy Holidays

Carrie and the cast and crew of AITQR - Displaced.
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Flowers from first show holding strong!
Such a fun moment when a bouquet is delivered to your dressing room before the show. We all work tirelessly to bring our performance and stories to you and moments of beauty like this help us along.
Don't forget. We are at $1985 of $2000 goal. Are you going to be the one that crosses the finish line for us?
Love Carrie
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Do you want to be first over the Finish Line 11/19/18?

All our Fundraiser tickets are SOLD OUT for Monday night's show (we even have some audience from last week's show booking again!) But take us across the Finish line and we will secure you that final VIP seat!

Close out our Fundraiser Level 1 with $16 and over and you took us there!

For latecomers, the venue has a few tickets at full price via Pangea website events page.
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