erasing the distance theatre company seeks stories about mental health from asian americans

Erasing the Distance, a theatre company dedicated to shedding light on mental health issues, is seeking true stories. For its next Story Sharing Day, they're specifically looking for stories from the Asian American community.

If you're in Chicago, and have a story to tell about how mental health issues have affect your life, they want to hear from you. Stories will be collected on Sunday, October 14 at DePaul University by students from UIC's Asian American Studies Program. Here are some more details:

If you are of Asian descent and have a story to tell regarding how mental health issues have affected your life, either personally or as a loved one, we’d love to hear from you.

Stories will be collected in an interview-style on Sunday, October 14, 2012 between 12–4pm by students from UIC’s Asian American Studies Program.

Students will then transcribe each story verbatim and shape them into theatrical monologues for the stage. Five stories will be chosen for a public performance by professional actors in April 2013 at Center on Halsted.

Please contact ETD’s Executive Artistic Director, Brighid O’Shaughnessy, at brighid@erasingthedistance.org or 773.856.3455 to set up a time slot.
In addition to in-person interviews on October 14, they'll also consider interviews with long-distance subjects via phone or email. For further information, go to the Erasing the Distance website here.

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