Erasing the Distance

Veterans’ Voices

Nov. 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 & 20, 2014
Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago

This exciting world premiere was created with students from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TSCPP) and focuses on the mental health issues facing servicemen and women, veterans, and their families.

Click here to hear Executive Artistic Director Brighid O’Shaughnessy and cast members Len Bajenski and Heather Bodie talk about Veterans’ Voices on WBEZ’s “The Morning Shift.”

Production Team:
Director: Julie Ritchey
Primary Adapters: Erica Aten+, Brittney Briggs+, Danielle Carter+, Esther Cynthia+, Andrea Gaspar+, Caroline Golko+, Kristen Gonzalez+, Courtney Greynolds+, Jamie Johnson+, Dawn Mitchell+, Brighid O’Shaughnessy*, Mavis Ring+, Julie Ritchey, Heather Roberts+, Tracie Rouse+, Kelsea Schneider+ & Jennifer Welter+
Additional Script Devisers: Brenda Barrie, Jared Fernley*, Andrea Gaspar+, Maura Kidwell*, Ron Rains*, Kelley Ristow, Scott Stangland & Kati Sweaney
Performers: Antonia Arcely, Len Bajenski, Heather Bodie, Walter Brody, Jennifer Mathews*, Adam Poss*^ & TayLar^
Producer: Brighid O’Shaughnessy*
Production Manager: Jennifer Shine*
Stage Manager: Diana Fiorentino*
Sound Designer: Daniel Carlyon
Lighting Designer: Claire Chrzan
*ETD Ensemble Member or Artistic Associate
^Member of Actors’ Equity Association
+TCSPP student

Click here for a pdf of the Veterans’ Voices press release.

Click here for a pdf of the Veterans’ Voices flyer.

Veterans’ Voices is supported in part by The MacArthur Fund for Arts & Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and ETD’s Veterans’ Voices Kickstarter Campaign.

Veterans’ Voices is sponsored by:

“Top-shelf… graceful, passionate actors… resulting in performances that are both thought-provoking and emotionally harrowing.”
-Chicago Reader


VETERANSVOICES is available for touring! Email us for details.


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