Monthly Archives: January 2019

Reverend Cheryl T. Magrini Joins the Erasing the Distance Board of Directors

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Magrini to our Board of Directors! Reverend Cheryl T. Magrini, M.S.Ed., M.T.S., Ph.D., has served Chicago area United Methodist churches for over 30 years. Since 2005 her ministry has been with the First United Methodist Church at Chicago Temple including teaching biblical studies that connect faith to life and shepherding the congregation’s mental health task force. In 2011, her family lost their son, Dan, to bipolar disorder at age … Continue reading

That Night Co-Adapter and Stage Manager: Melanie Thompson

Melanie Thompson became involved with Erasing the Distance when she was a senior at Dominican University. At that time, Artistic Director Heather Bodie was leading a residency at the school. Heather taught a class on the methodology of Erasing the Distance in fall of 2017. The class collected 22 stories, including stories from two teachers, two graduate students, and one alumni. Most of the stories were collected from undergraduate students. Of the stories collected, 10 were … Continue reading


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