Jean Paul Sartre's "No Exit" in L.A

$4,364 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 41 people in 13 months
The production company, Real Art Daily Productions, is getting off the ground with it's first theatrical production in Los Angeles, Jean Paul Sartré's "No Exit". Written in 1944. 

 "No Exit" has not been produced in Los Angeles since in 2014.  This existentialist One-Act was Sartré's, most popular play and is an important social commentary for our current times.

This production is intended to pay tribute to Sartré and bring fine art in the form of theatre to Los Angeles.  It's also meant to provide educational opportunities to the community through pre-performance talks by guest speakers who are Sartre experts for four of the *performances (see * before dates below for performances with pre-show talks). 

The play has been cast with superb local talent.
      Inez Serrano - played by Georginna Feyst
      Vincent Cradeau - played by Adam Slemon
      Estelle DeLauney - played by Brittany Lewis
      Bellboy - played by Marcin Mesa

The Performance dates are four consecutive weekends opening March 16, 2018.
March 16, *17, 18 and
March *23, 24, 25 and
March 30, 31, April 1 and
April *6, 7, *8.

The Venue. The Chromolume Theatre on Washington Blvd, just east of the Culver City Arts District, is a charming 49 seat theatre in mid-city Los Angeles with a specially designed wheelchair space in the front row and  handi-capped parking spaces in a lot in the front.

Ye'ela Rosenfeld, an award-winning Director, has a deep understanding of Existentialism, Sartré, and the importance of this play as a social commentary.  Her strong artistic vision will breathe new life into this 80 year-old piece of classic art  with fresh perspective and a healthy dose of comedy. 

Campaign funds are needed to cover production costs, including but not limited to: rental costs for the venue, licensing rights of the play, marketing materials and printing costs, the materials and labor to build the set, some wardrobe, props etc.   The funds will also pay to hire key players in the production: the director, production manager/stage manager, publicist, etc.

We have extended the Run from a 2-week run to a 4-week run.  This Art is too good for people to miss and we want to expose it to as many people as possible.  As a result, the production costs have escalated and your contributions to this crowdfunding campaign are essential.

Although we have been very frugal with spending, production costs have already exceeded $8,000. The base costs of theatre rental, Director, production manager and  rights to the play alone are $7.1k.

We are grateful for all contributions!  From $5 and up.  Your  contribution will allow Sartre's great work to complete its run successfully in Los Angeles for the first time in 4 years, and will assist Real Art Daily Productions to launch their first production

This production is a gem that brings a completely fresh artistic voice and vision to this classic play that is loved and revered by so many.   

As the CEO of Real Art Daily Productions, I feel honored to produce and act in the brilliant existentialist play "No Exit".   I fell in love with this play, when I played the role of Inéz for a showcase in Theatre Conservatory in 2009 and I've had the desire and vision to produce it (and act in it) ever since.

I am committed to creating positive change through great art, theatre, film/TV.  Real Art Daily Productions has been created as a vehicle to move that goal forward through film and theatre productions.

"No Exit" was chosen as our company’s first production, because I believe Sartre's message is crucial for us at this time. Our country is drastically divided over ideology. If we all could realize what Estelle, Cradeau, and Inèz come to understand at the end of this play, that our empty rituals, destructive beliefs, and projections upon each other are what's causing the agony of our current situation, and if we could see the ridiculousness of our minds and accept ourselves and each other as we are, we could potentially heal the rift that has seized our nation and experience a more peaceful existence. This project is the kick-off project for Real Art Daily Productions and also serves as an opportunity to honor Jean-Paul Sartre and his most famous theatre work.

Please contribute to this important art project and social-commentary and be an active part of our production.  We have a higher certainty of achieving our fundraising goal if you share this with your friends, family and social networks and capture the power of crowdfunding and social media.

We have implemented a contribution structure with acknowlegements and benefits as noted by the campaign. 

We are extremely grateful for any contributions you feel moved to make and assistance in spreading the word!

Thank you very much!

*All Donations are Tax Deductible! -since Real Art Daily Productions has a Fiscal Sponsorship with Fractured Atlas    www. fracturedatlas.org

For details about the project, visit our website:
RealArtDailyProductions.com or radprod.com

Check out the promo video with my radio interview and some performance and rehearsal photos in a slideshow with several of our major marketing images (attached below). 

Youtube channel url:   https://youtu.be/024QBli8b3o

Friday March 16, 2018
     by Natalia Bortolotti

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I'm thrilled to announce that we raised $4,364 from our Crowdfunding Campaign for Real Art Daily's production of "No Exit" in Los Angeles.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our campaign. Your contributions helped us cover the majority of production costs, which is pretty phenomenal for a first production.

I am grateful to everyone who contributed either through financial means, energetically through encouragement, physically through attending one of our performances or with your well wishes.

Successful theatre is created, not by one person, but by many people coming together to create and honor good art. I consider our play a success!

Many talented and goodhearted people worked very hard and, in the end, we created a great piece of art, which I'm very proud of. We also helped educate for the community and honor the great philosopher and playwright, Jean Paul Sartre, with our pre-performance talks by Sartre experts and philosophers, Dane Sawyer and Ellie Anderson.

Please follow us on Social Media and keep apprised of our upcoming projects. We are currently in pre-production of a feature film with the theme of female empowerment, and I also plan on writing a New Works existentialist play in 2019.

FB: @realartdailyprod
Instagram: @realartdailyprod
Twitter: @realartdailypro

Food for Thought:
Why is theatre still relevant and important??
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Hey All!
This weekend I was interviewed on the radio by Tim E. D on Oak 93.5 (Raleigh NC).

Attached is a clip from this interview and a slide show with some photos from our opening night performance, press photos from our partial dress rehearsal and some graphic images from our social media marketing.

Anyone interested in supporting this production and being part of it, please do so. I still have $1,500 of final production payments yet to make.

Thank you for your support! I'm truly grateful. <3 :-)
NO EXIT Radio Interview and Performances
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Hey everyone! We have almost reached half of our goal!! AWESOME! We've now raised $2,769!! :)

Thank you to everyone who has helped and contributed to making this important theatre project and social commentary happen.

Let's work together and spread the word to get our crowdfundraising to $4,500 by next Wednesday, April 4th!

Please contribute what you can and make sure to share this on your social media sites. Also, please send out an email blast to friends, family, comrades and associates with our campaign link: gofundme.com/sartreinlosangeles
This is the power of crowdfunding! Lots of people give a little and we make important projects and initiatives happen. We are entering the Age of Aquarius - teamwork is a must! I am grateful for your kind and generous heart and your willingness to help in whatever way(s) you can. :-) <3
Selfie of Cast-Adam, Georginna, Brittany
Cradeau, Estelle & Inez -Adam, Britt, GG
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What great art we are creating here in this fine City of Angels. Everyone has been working so hard and there are such good-hearted and talented people that have designed and contributed to building the stunning Bauhaus German expressionist set, helped get the word out on social media and begin to build a company brand and following, promoted and advertised to local businesses, etc. Our very talented Director and Cast have created performances that have exceeded our expectations.

We just received a positive review by theatre blogger, David MacDowell.
Check it out! https://zahirblue.blogspot.com/2018/03/no-exit-review.html

Still generous contributions are coming in! Thank you very much to all who have contributed and those who haven't but would like to be part of this production and help with production costs, I/we would be incredibly grateful.

Whatever you feel moved to contribute and can, please do. Help keep small theatre (under 99seats) alive and help this production, which has important social-political messages, to be successful and finish the run through April 8th!

*All Donations are Tax Deductible! -since Real Art Daily Productions has a Fiscal Sponsorship with Fractured Atlas
Adam Slemon,Georginna Feyst (left-right)
Brittany Lewis, Georginna Feyst
Georginna Feyst(front),Britt Lewis(back)
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