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VETERANS' VOICES by Erasing the Distance
Filament Theatre
Chicago, IL
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Monday Nov 11, 2013 7:30 PM - Wednesday Nov 20, 2013 7:30 PM | Free - $15.00


VETERANS' VOICES by Erasing the Distance
November 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 2013 at 7:30pm

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

GENERAL tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
DISCOUNT tickets are $10 for Students/Seniors and Groups (10+).
INDUSTRY Theatre and Mental Health $10 discount tickets only available on 11/18.
FREE 30 tickets per night are available for veterans and active military on a first come first serve basis -- must be reserved online in advance.

The NATIONAL VETERANS ART MUSEUM (NVAM), just upstairs from the theatre, will be open each night prior to the Veterans' Voices performance from 5:30pm - 7:30pm for viewing of their exhibits, including the new Esprit de Corps.

FAMILY CULTURAL NIGHTS are also being held at the museum! FREE creative art workshops for children and special needs children of veterans, ages 3-18, are being offered by School of the Art Institute of Chicago Art Therapy graduate students during the 11/12, 11/13, 11/18, and 11/19 performances of Veterans' Voices. E-mail Suellen at to register your children or for more information.

Director: Julie Ritchey
Primary Adapters: TCSPP students Erica Aten, Brittney Briggs, Danielle Carter, Esther
     Cynthia, Andrea Gaspar, Caroline Golko, Kristen Gonzalez, Courtney Greynolds,
     Jamie Johnson, Dawn Mitchell, Mavis Ring, Heather Roberts, Tracie Rouse, Kelsea
     Schneider & Jennifer Welter, alongside Brighid O'Shaughnessy and Julie Ritchey
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: Deanna Fiorentino
Sound Designer: Daniel Carlyon
Lighting Designer: Claire Chrzan

This show is made possible in part by BakerHostetler, CVS Caremark, The MacArthur Fund for Arts & Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and ETD's Veterans' Voices Kickstarter Campaign.

Due to the nature of the programming, please note that latecomers will be asked to wait for an appropriate time to enter the house and then directed to seats at the discretion of the House Manager.

Veterans' Voices is performed at Filament Theatre, located in Chicago's northwest Portage Park neighborhood at 4041 N. Milwaukee Avenue. It's in the Six Corners area where Cicero, Milwaukee and Irving Park Road come together. There is street parking available, as well as parking in the nearby Sears store lot.

Founded in 2005 and seen by more than 40,000 people, Erasing the Distance is a nonprofit organization that sheds light on mental health issues through theatre. For more information, visit



Filament Theatre (View)
4041 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60641
United States

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Minimum Age: 16
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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