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!


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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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