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Carrie's AITQR - DISPLACED goes Off-Broadway

$1,985 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 22 people in 4 months
Created September 3, 2018

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, 2019

STAGE 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
_______________
$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!

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This is a clip from the harsh moments of Pangea Nov 12th show -

https://www.facebook.com/carrie.beehan/videos/10158517567848849/?l=2097696083795570612 

A protest song called Bloody Haircuts 


32669474_1536625009183278_r.jpegPhoto by Chris Protopapas

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 shows for social justice. 

What is my goal?   
To fund my current show for Off-Broadway in April 2019, at a state-of-the-art black box theater/ auditorium. 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).

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.





Live at Pangea June 11, 2018 

https://youtu.be/kk0wmSfW4ok 

This video features International Cabaratist Louisa Bradshaw, actor/singer Harlem Lafayette and David Patterson (guitar)
and Multi-media artist Carrie Beehan.
Songs* by Carrie Beehan, *Feeling Good by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse.


June 2018,  Pangea, 
New York's most innovative cabaret venue and NY Times acclaimed Supper Club.
August 2018  We performed at the  Museum of Jewish Heritage at Battery Park City in a reception room the size of three small theaters!
November 2018, Pangea,
Two shows for Displaced Part Two
April 2019, Off-Broadway -
JCC Marlene Meyerson State-of-the-Art Auditorium/Theater Manhattan

How much do I need to raise?

Circa $6000. We are started with the goal of $2000  and successfully funded our November shows at Pangea thanks to you,
now we aim to reach the final goal of $6000

It takes a lot to put these shows together as we strive for our goal. Unfortunately, the services needed to do so aren't free and include:

Renting venues/rehearsal space
Hiring technicians and performers
Rehearsing cast and musicians
Composing and recording songs
Producing videos
Traveling to various countries/states to film documentary content
Working with photographers, graphic designers, and production houses
Making costumes, designing hair and make-up
Promoting ticket sales and advertising to reach audiences
Press and PR

Future sponsors think ahead; you might be supporting successful future Off-Broadway shows that take off! 


If you can help and support this fund, we both give back and pass forward!
Consider sponsoring tickets for friends you think would like to see this show! 


How We Say Thank You:

$1 - $34 - Listed thank yous on our social media.

$35 - 1 x Complimentary ticket to April 28th Show.

$100  - 2 x Complimentary tickets to April 28th Show
A screen credit dedicated to you or your favorite charity during the show.

$250 - Complimentary tickets to April 28th Show
A screen credit dedicated to you or your favorite charity during the show. 
Pre-release -  Exclusive Recordings of show favorites:
The Wall is Down featuring Louisa Bradshaw.
We'll Never Finish The Start, featuring Harlem Lafayette.

$500  - All of the above and
A full-page  - screen credit dedicated to you or your favorite charity during the show. 


$1000 - Marilyn Munroe will come to your dinner/birthday/anniversary party and
sing for you.  Marilyn lives on through our International Cabaratist and actor Louisa Bradshaw- best known for portraying Marilyn in an Off-Broadway show at the Actors Temple.

32669474_1536625877852935_r.jpegThe Monroe Doctrine: Louisa Bradshaw in Siren’s Heart, photo by Henry Joseph


Thank you so much for your support. Please feel free to share this campaign, every single new connection helps.



With gratitude,

Carrie


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Update 10
Posted by Carrie Beehan
1 month ago
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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
_______________
$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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Update 9
Posted by Carrie Beehan
2 months ago
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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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Update 8
Posted by Carrie Beehan
2 months ago
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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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Update 7
Posted by Carrie Beehan
2 months ago
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Thank you so much everyone for your love and support we are on our way home!! Phase 1 - Completed.
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