A Day to Regroup, Recharge, and Reconnect


On Wednesday, February 14, Erasing the Distance staff members took a break from the office and met for coffee, discussion, lunch, and planning.

Retreat days are opportunities to take a break from day-to-day tasks and do big-picture thinking.

With recent leadership changes and new programming ahead of us, the retreat day was a way to fuel our passion for the mission of Erasing the Distance and give us another opportunity to learn more about each other.

Primed for success, we planned for spring, summer, and fall.

Some details on upcoming projects:

IGNITE 2018 is Sunday, April 22! Join us for an evening of socializing, culinary delights, and stellar auction items. This year, there will be multiple Erasing the Distance performances and a new caterer. The best of the old with a bit of new.

• Our fall festival of new work has a new name and a new format. All will be announced soon! The festival has been retooled based on last year’s feedback from audiences and Erasing the Distance’s internal review.

• Work on A Criminal Kind of Justice continues. Custom Programs Manager Jana Ross met with community members to discuss what they crave from the show and how to best braid the various viewpoints.

• More mission driven work is on the way. Our library of stories is extensive and we aim to share more of them! Expect to see invites to chats and story sharing opportunities throughout the year.

More details on these exciting initiatives to come!

We use the power of performance to disarm stigma, spark dialogue, educate, and promote healing surrounding issues of mental health. Every performance depends on an audience for impact. So… What do you want to see from Erasing the Distance? Feel free to email us with comments, suggestions, and ideas.


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