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 world premiere public performances. We also offer customizable training workshops for students, artists, mental health advocates and health professionals.

Please take a look around to learn more about ETD! Welcome to our website, and thanks for visiting.


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I just had to let you know how astonishing, moving and valuable I found the performance. As a person who has struggled with depression/anxiety, I found it so very healing and personal. As a theatre creator, I marveled at your success in engaging both our hearts and our analytical minds.

– Audience Member


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