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.


I wanted to say how meaningful and wonderful I think the work is that you are doing. You have not only found a way to give voice to those who otherwise may never be heard, but you do it with grace, integrity and professionalism.

– Audience Member

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