Category Archives: Custom Programs

Dominican Residency… Showtime!

  Dominican Residency Performances After six months of working with and within Dominican University, the final performances of the residency are here! The show, Erasing the Distance: Dominican, Chapter Two, was directed and shaped for the stage by Interim Artistic Director Heather Bodie. “This one-hour show features 10 stories and is the result of a fall course I taught on the process of building documentary theatre. I introduced students to the method we use at … Continue reading

Two Dynamic Residencies

Two Erasing the Distance residencies are currently happening, one at Dominican University and one at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). The projects launched in fall and will both culminate in February, 2018, performances. Both of these residencies are examples of our Custom Programs team expanding our impact — through residencies, performances, and geographical reach. We look forward to continuing the momentum throughout 2018!  Dominican University Residency Associate Artistic Director Heather Bodie … Continue reading

Get Involved. Volunteer in 2018!

Join us! Get more involved with Erasing the Distance this year—a growing, thriving arts organization. What we do is unique. At Erasing the Distance, we use documentary theatre to spark dialogue and promote healing surrounding issues of mental health. You will become part of a focused group of individuals committed to creating good work in a sustainable and collaborative work environment. Board of Directors Our Board of Directors is integral to Erasing the Distance. As representatives of … Continue reading

Documentary Theater Performances in 2018

We create documentary theater, all of our scripts are built from interviews. We use the words of individuals impacted by mental health issues for each performance. These words, then performed by professional actors, can improve lives.  “Erasing the Distance was moving and significant in its acting. [The performances are] a means of increasing awareness and decreasing stigma” – audience member at Mental Health & Aging Conference on November 8, 2017. As we look forward in … Continue reading

The Mental Health & Aging Conference in Sacramento, CA

#GivingTuesday donations make it possible for us to collect stories like those shared at this conference. Custom Programs Manager Jana Ross brought the work of Erasing the Distance to California. Here, she shares some thoughts on her experience… “On the morning of November 8, I arrived with three actors to the Mental Health & Aging Conference in Sacramento, California. We’d flown into town from Chicago the night before, settling in at hotel across the street from … Continue reading

3 Reasons to Bring “Veterans Voices” to Your Community

  Is your school, business, or organization looking for programming for Veterans Day, Memorial Day or Armed Forces Day? Veterans Voices is an Erasing the Distance custom program that focuses on the mental health issues facing active military, veterans, and their families. With scripts shaped from true stories that explore various mental health issues, Erasing the Distance performances feature people of different ages, cultural backgrounds, racial groups, and perspectives. The stories of five real people … Continue reading


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