May is #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth

This month, and throughout the year, let’s work together to reduce stigma, ignite conversation, educate, and promote healing for individuals affected by mental health issues and their friends, families, and peers.
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DocFest2018 | September 6-16, 2018

Strawdog Theatre | Chicago, IL

It’s a new tradition for Erasing the Distance…our fall festival of new work! This year, the festival has a new format. DocFest2018 will include two fully produced shows, several short developmental monologues, and a handful of reservation-only workshops.

  • Whole Child Project – This piece will be exploring whole child wellness and the way trauma and emotional well-being of both the students and the educators can play a role in the classroom. Through the stories of Chicago Public School educators and social workers we will get a glimpse into an “average” school today and the challenges they face.
  • Women’s Reproductive Project – From puberty to menopause, this piece sets out to explore the way the female reproductive system affects mental health. Exploring fertility/infertility, illness, motherhood and more, these stories provide insight and compassion into the female experience.

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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