Who We Are

Disarming stigma through documentary theatre, Erasing the Distance uses verbatim text built from interviews with real people who have experienced mental health issues.


Erasing the Distance is a non-profit arts organization based in Chicago that uses the power of performance to disarm stigma, spark dialogue, educate, and promote healing surrounding issues of mental health.


The vision of Erasing the Distance is to be a national creative leader in generating insight and compassion around issues of mental health.


Central to the accomplishment of our mission and vision is a commitment to the following core values:

  • Compassion
  • Courageous Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Excellence
  • Sustainability

You can expect to find these values in our words and actions.