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.

Founded in 2005, we have currently 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!


It was an eye opening performance. I really enjoyed it, and as touching as each story was I didn’t walk away ‘emotionally drained or down.’ As a matter of fact, it was inspiring. The more people who experience the show, the better. It really does make a difference!

– Audience Member

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