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 2016 PopUp Series was a collection of four unique productions that consisted of a limited amount of performances held in non-traditional performing spaces. Each PopUp was produced by a different ETD company member. In the words of Founder/Artistic Director Emeritus 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
The true story of one women’s life and the way addiction has played a role in where she came from and who she has become.
Produced by Wannapa Pimtong-Eubanks
I’ve Never Told This To Anyone
Delves into the intersection of masculinity and mental health.
Produced by Jared Fernley