For Conduct and Innocents

October 18, 2015

Join the Congregational Arts Committee of Trinity Church in commemorating the 70th anniversary of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s death with a dramatization of the poetic drama “For Conduct and Innocents.” This verse piece was written by poet and parishioner J. Chester Johnson and depicts the events in Bonhoeffer’s life leading up to his arrest in 1943; he was executed by the Nazis in 1945. This poem-play will not only be dramatically read but also mounted as a multimedia event with poetry, history, music, dance, film, and more. 

This performance includes the American premier of the musical setting to the poem “Dream” by Jewish poet Abramek Koplowicz, killed at Auschwitz.

Free and open to all.

Performers and contributors include:

J. Chester Johnson, poet and parishioner

Alan Baxter, director

Marilyn Green, choreographer

Trinity Movement Choir

Trinity Youth Chorus

Paul Knopf, jazz composer

James Markovic, NBC film editor

Diane Abdi Robertson, composer

Byron Singleton, tenor, Metropolitan Opera

James Wroten, composer

Music, Parish Life