Erasing the Distance stages productions at local theater venues in Chicago, IL.
Public Productions differ from Custom Programs. Custom Programs are designed for select audiences—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.
DocFest2018 | September 6-16, 2018
Strawdog Theatre | Chicago, IL
It’s a new tradition for Erasing the Distance…our fall festival of new work! This year, the festival has a new format. DocFest2018 will include two fully produced shows, several short developmental monologues, and a handful of reservation-only workshops.
- Whole Child Project – This piece will be exploring whole child wellness and the way trauma and emotional well-being of both the students and the educators can play a role in the classroom. Through the stories of Chicago Public School educators and social workers we will get a glimpse into an “average” school today and the challenges they face.
- Women’s Reproductive Project – From puberty to menopause, this piece sets out to explore the way the female reproductive system effects mental health. Exploring fertility/infertility, illness, motherhood and more, these stories provide insight and compassion into the female experience.
The Criminal Justice Project | Spring, 2019
Join Erasing the Distance for The Criminal Justice Project (working title), an exploration into the mental health impact of the criminal justice system on the lives of those it touches. We will follow the story of Dana Holland—wrongfully incarcerated for over a decade—with complex and powerful insights from the people he encountered along the way.