WHAT IS

MENTAL ILLNESS?

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Health conditions involving changes in emotion, thinking or behavior.

THE STIGMA IS DEADLIER THAN THE SYMPTOMS

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WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT TO TALK ABOUT IT?

Erasing the Distance is a non-profit arts organization based in Chicago that uses the power of performance to disarm stigma, educate, spark dialogue, and promote healing surrounding mental health. Since 2005 the organization has been dedicated to creating a space for real people to share stories about their experiences navigating mental health. 

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WHAT ARE WE DOING ABOUT IT?

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

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

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

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

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DISARM THE STIGMA SURROUNDING MENTAL ILLNESS ONE STORY AT A TIME.

Erasing the Distance is a non-profit arts organization based in Chicago that uses the power of performance to disarm stigma, educate, spark dialogue, and promote healing surrounding mental health. Since 2005 the organization 

"AS LONG AS I KEEP TELLING MY STORY THAN I THINK I WILL BE A MUCH HAPPIER PERSON."

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Since 2005 Erasing the Distance has produced (24) World Premiere Theatrical productions all across the city of Chicago. Each show took a closer look at a specific mental health experiences including domestic violence, trauma, family dynamics, education system, criminal justice system, race and discrimination, immigration, poverty, depression, PTSD, the veteran experience, and more. 

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2022

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

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2022

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

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2022

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

SHARE YOUR STORY

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Erasing the Distance is a non-profit arts organization based in Chicago that uses the power of performance to disarm stigma, educate, spark dialogue, and promote healing surrounding mental health. Since 2005 the organization has been dedicated to creating a space for real people to share stories about their experiences navigating mental health. Through workshops, performances, and facilitated conversations, Erasing the Distance strives to generate insight and compassion, while helping people realize they are not alone. 

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I CAME IN WITH MY EYES AND EARS OPEN. I LEFT WITH MY HEART OPEN.

DISARM THE STIGMA ONE STORY AT A TIME.

Erasing the Distance is a non-profit arts organization based in Chicago that uses the power of performance to disarm stigma, educate, spark dialogue, and promote healing surrounding mental health. Since 2005 the organization has been dedicated to creating a space for real people to share stories about their experiences navigating mental health. 

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VIRTUAL PROGRAMS

Erasing the Distance is a non-profit arts organization based in Chicago that uses the power of performance 

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VIRTUAL PROGRAMS

Erasing the Distance is a non-profit arts organization based in Chicago that uses the power of performance 

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Erasing the Distance is a non-profit arts organization based in Chicago that uses the power of performance 

WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT TO TALK ABOUT IT?

It's in the details of someone's unique experience that we are gifted
with the context of why and how we who we are. 

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DISARM THE STIGMA ONE STORY AT A TIME.

Erasing the Distance is a non

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Erasing the Distance is a non-profit arts organization based in Chicago that uses the power of performance 

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Erasing the Distance is a non-profit arts organization based in Chicago that uses the power of performance 

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Erasing the Distance is a non-profit arts organization based in Chicago that uses the power of performance 

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"AS LONG AS I KEEP TELLING MY STORY THAN I THINK I WILL BE A MUCH HAPPIER PERSON."

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Since 2005 Erasing the Distance has produced (24) World Premiere Theatrical productions all across the city of Chicago. Each show took a closer look at a specific mental health experiences including domestic violence, trauma, family dynamics, education system, criminal justice system, race and discrimination, immigration, poverty, depression, PTSD, the veteran experience, and more. 

DISARM THE STIGMA ONE STORY AT A TIME.

Rehearsal

DISARM

STIGMA

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Erasing the Distance is a non-profit arts organization based in Chicago that uses the power of performance to disarm 

DISARM THE STIGMA SURROUNDING MENTAL ILLNESS ONE STORY AT A TIME.

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THE STIGMA IS DEADLIER THAN THE

DISARMING STIGMA  

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

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PRODUCTION HISTORY

Since 2005 Erasing the Distance has produced (24) World Premiere Theatrical productions all across the city of Chicago. Each show took a closer look at a specific mental health experiences including domestic violence, trauma, family dynamics, education system, criminal justice system, race and discrimination, immigration, poverty, depression, PTSD, the veteran experience, and more. 

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COMPASSION

For others and for ourselves.

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CURIOSITY

about the world around us and the experiences we haven't lived. 

OUR VALUES

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COMMUNICATION

dedicated to openness, vulnerability, and kidness.

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ACCESSIBILITY

to ensure healing stories reach as many people as possible.

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INCLUSIVITY

equality and respect for every individual's experience. 

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DISARM THE STIGMA ONE STORY AT A TIME.

Erasing the Distance is a non-profit arts organization based in Chicago that uses the power of performance to disarm stigma, educate, spark dialogue, and promote healing surrounding mental health. Since 2005 the organization has been dedicated to creating a space for real people to share stories about their experiences navigating mental health. 

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THE TEAM

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EXECUTIVE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
 

MARKETING/DEVLOPMENT
& CUSTOM PROGRAMS
HIGH SCHOOLS

 

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CUSTOM PROGRAMS
HIGHER EDUCATION

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MSW INTERN
WORKSHOP DEVELOPMENT

VIDEOGRAPHY/
EDITING

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WHY IS IT SO
IMPORTANT
TO TALK ABOUT IT?

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

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

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

OUR PROGRAMS

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

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Erasing the Distance is a non-profit arts organization based in Chicago that uses the power of performance to disarm stigma, educate, spark 

Erasing the Distance is a non-profit arts organization based in Chicago that uses the power of performance to disarm stigma, educate, spark 

Erasing the Distance is a non-profit arts organization based in Chicago that uses the power of performance to disarm stigma, educate, spark 

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

WHY IS IT SO
IMPORTANT
TO TALK ABOUT IT?

Erasing the Distance is a non-profit arts organization based in Chicago that uses the power of performance to disarm stigma, educate, spark dialogue, and promote healing surrounding mental health. Since 2005 the organization has been dedicated to creating a space for real people to share stories about their experiences navigating mental health. 

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MEET THE
STORYTELLER.

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

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