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!

March 29, 30 & 31, 2015
Will You Stand Up?
Explores the effects of violence on mental health.
May 19, 20 & 21, 2015
Veterans Voices
Focuses on mental health issues facing veterans and their families.
August 11, 12 & 13, 2015
Coming Home
Features African-American stories of mental health challenges and the search for healing.
Nov 12-15 & 19-22, 2015
Tell Me What You Remember
The story of one family’s struggle with depression.
Tickets on sale now!

The actors were amazing. I choked up many times. The stories were beautifully crafted and acted and the flow of the post-play conversation was great. Very inspiring.

– Audience Member

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