“The Innocents,” presented by Dan Allen Center for Social Justice
The Dan Allen Center for Social Justice proudly presents, The Innocents, a performance art piece by John Lane and Allen Otte. The performance explores the legal, ethical and moral aspects of wrongful conviction through spoken word and use of a variety of percussion instruments. Presented throughout the US, Lane’s and Ottes’s gripping abstract performance delves in to the mindset of prisoners who are innocent of the crime, but have been cast into a life long sentence of incarceration often facing death sentence. The hour long performance stirs the community consciousness regarding the meaning of justice.
The performance will be at 2 p.m. April 6 at the Woody Guthrie Center, 102 M. B. Brady St. in the Woody Guthrie Theatre. The program is included with museum entrance fee. Pre-registration is not required, but appreciated. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 918-574-2710 to secure your spot.
The Innocents has been performed at the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, University of Georgia, Georgia State University, the Center for Civil and Human Rights (Atlanta, Georgia), Sam Houston State University, and the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dr. John Lane is the Director of Percussion Studies and Professor of Percussion at Sam Houston State University. Mr. Otte is Professor of Music Emeritus at University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. He also is a founding member of Percussion Group Cincinnati and Blackearth Percussion Group. The Dan Allen Center for Social Justice’s mission is to advocate and educate on topics related to social justice in the Tulsa, OK area. The Center is collaborating with The Woody Guthrie Center, schools and other organizations to bring the social justice message of The Innocents through the performance and workshops at local schools and institutions.
“This gripping abstract performance takes you deep into the dark world of a wrongfully convicted prisoner and is one of the most moving performances I have ever witnessed” – Clare Gilbert, Executive Director, Georgia Innocents Project.