Carrie is something vanishingly rare,
a true performance artist in every sense of the word.
Christina Roman, Immigrant Report
AITQRDisplaced is a true story of the unsuppressible human desire for a safe home
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Carrie Beehan’s creative style combines music, writing, performance, paint, and video. Carrie worked as a news and documentary editor for German television in Berlin from 1986-1992, and then emerged as a performer and recording artist with her first recording contract in 1998 with BMG/Universal. She now lives in New York City and is currently developing the Documentary theater/musical multimedia show AITQRdisplaced, about Displaced People and Immigrant Artists leaving their quiet rooms of contemplation.
Ignited by an artist's residency in the historic copper mining town of Bisbee, AZ, in 2014, shortly after her father's death, this sets the foundation and autobiographical account for both the album/soundtrack Alazon In The Quiet Room and the show, AITQR Displaced. The show chronicles Immigrant Artists, who eventually landed in New York, leaving their quiet rooms of contemplation to remember entry and exits, stamps and visas, borders and walls, through songs and stories depicting the many facets of displacement. Blending subliminal emotional crossings with that of displacement and resettlement, this is a true story spanning six decades of the unsuppressible human desire for a safe home.
Carrie Beehan’s work has been included in: the Museum of Jewish Heritage New York; the New Museum (New York, 2011 and 2013); the Žižkov Television Tower Prague: Czech Center Prague; the Fusion Arts Museum-Fountain Art Fair at the New York Armory; AVIFF Festival Cannes;
She has exhibited and/or performed in Queens Museum of Art; The Museum of Jewish Heritage New York, The Lincoln Center Summer Stage; the European Film Awards, Babelsberg Studio, Potsdam; Chameleon Theater, Berlin; HOWL New York and with Fusionist Shalom Neuman at the Prague National Gallery, Veletžní palace and more. Beehan’s soundtrack collaboration with animation artist, Hye Rim Lee, is part of museum collections in Shanghai, Seoul, Sydney, and Auckland.
Early versions of the show AITQRdisplaced performed in Berlin and Arizona, at Downtown Manhattan’s Culture Laboratory - La Mama's Culture Hub in 2017 (as a fundraiser for the New York Immigration Coalition) and developing scenes performed at Pangea NY Alt-Cabaret in 2018 and 2019.
Both her Musicals, Folk Tales of The Monarch and The Rusty Whetted Whistle (co-production with CAMT Director/playwright Vit Horejs) are permanent catalog with the prestigious AVIFF (Art Video Film Festival) in Cannes, France. MORE