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 55,000 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!


February 12 & 13, 2016
Amygdala Rest

A mash-up of science and true stories about love and mental health.
Tickets on sale now!
May 2016
Focuses on forgiveness and mental health.
August 2016
Features stories of mental health challenges and addiction.
November 2016
Delves into the relationship between masculinity and mental health.

I was in awe from the performance. I think the stories were acted not only with great skills but in a very authentic manner.

– Kathy Sexton-Radek, Professor of Psychology, Elmhurst College


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