Erasing the Distance stages productions at local theater venues in Chicago, IL.
These Public Productions differ from Custom Programs. Custom Programs are designed for select audiences—from schools, faith groups, conferences, community organizations, and workplaces—across the country. For these client curated performances, the client’s community is typically invited. Public Productions are open to the public.
All Erasing the Distance performances, whether open to the public or designed for a small group, are followed by a moderated, interactive talkback.
Festival of New Work – Fall 2018
After the success of SPARKfest 2017, Erasing the Distance will continue the festival format in fall, 2018. Three new works will be staged. While still in development, below is an overview of the three themes that will be addressed.
- Female reproductive health and mental illness.
- Trauma and learning. Mental health in the public school system.
- A devised piece about service animals and mental health.
A Criminal Kind of Justice – Spring 2019
The script for A Criminal Kind of Justice is the result of 20 interviews, all with real people involved with the criminal justice system.
“The common thread between all the stories is that each of these individuals feel the justice system has failed them, so the project is about questioning whether the justice system is working and what role forgiveness plays within the justice system.” – Erasing the Distance Artistic Director Amy Sarno.