Erasing the Distance (ETD) is a non-profit arts organization based in Chicago that uses the power of performance to disarm stigma, spark dialogue, educate, and promote healing surrounding issues of mental health.

2015 marks our 10th anniversary, and in the last ten years we have reached over 50,000 audience members through our touring program and public performances. We also offer customizable training workshops for students, artists, mental health advocates and health professionals.

Welcome to our website, and thanks for taking the time to learn a little more about us!

MARCH 29, 30 & 31
Will You Stand Up?
Explores the effects of violence and mental health.

Tickets Now On Sale!

MAY 19, 20 & 21
Veterans Voices
Focuses on mental health issues facing veterans and their families.

Coming Home
Features stories from the African-American community.
NOV 11-15 & 19-22
Tell Me What You Remember
The story of one family’s struggle with depression.
Bonus Event!
March 14, 7:30-11:00pm
Annual Spring Gala
Food, drink, dancing and much more!

Thank you all for coming out to share your energy and passion for mental health with us. Erasing the Distance is such a powerful vehicle, and I am always moved by the affect it can have on the people who encounter it. The talkback happens to be one of my favorite parts of the performance, and we were able to witness first hand just how important that portion of the performance can be.

– James Edwards, Mercy Housing

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