In addition to our Custom Programs and Training programs, Erasing the Distance stages shows at local theater venues for the general public. Our productions—often world premieres—are presented in partnership with mental health professionals that offer actor training and on-site audience support and information. Every performance is followed by a moderated, interactive dialogue between the cast and audience that addresses some of the themes just seen.
The PopUp Series is a collection of four unique productions that will consist of a limited amount of performances held in non-traditional performing spaces. Each PopUp will be produced by a different ETD company member. In the words of Founder/Artistic Director Brighid O’Shaughnessy:
The PopUp Series was inspired by our desire as an organization to put the artistic reins in the hands of our company members. Each of our artists comes to Erasing the Distance with a passion for and a commitment to our mission and sees mental health through a unique and personal lens.
A mash-up of science and true stories about love and mental health.
Produced by Nikki Zaleski
The Forgiveness Project
Follows four true stories about forgiveness.
Produced by Jana Ross
Through My Daughter’s Eyes
Features stories of mental health challenges and addiction.
Produced by Wannapa Pimtong-Eubanks and Heather Bodie
Delves into the intersection of masculinity and mental health.
Produced by Jared Fernley, Directed by Stacy Stoltz