2013: Erasing the Distance
The production will be created September 2013-December 2014. It will be the closer to Erasing the Distance’s 2013-2014 artistic season, as a fully –staged, ticketed production for the public on December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 and 16, 2014 at Theater Wit in Chicago. Opening night for this world premiere performance will include a catered reception.
The mission of Rebecca’s Dream to promote awareness and compassionate understanding of depression and bipolar disorder as real diseases could not be better aligned with Erasing the Distance. Over the course of our collaboration together, we have continued to find this to be true. Both of our organizations know many people hold powerful, ingrained, negative beliefs regarding mental illness. It is seen as a character weakness and something that people should just be able to get over or pull themselves out of on their own.
Storytelling can go a long way in challenging those notions and beliefs –and give audience members different perspectives to consider. Rebecca’s Dream and Erasing the Distance are deepening their partnership and collaboration in disarming the stigma associated with mental illness.