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July 15th-20th



Outcalt Theater


Playhouse Square

Our Mission

Our Mission

To enrich life by presenting inspiring arts
programming and stimulating conversations.

Our vision

We aim to end the tragedy of wrongful convictions in
Ohio through the power of the arts. Chagrin Arts
will present the nationally acclaimed musical
drama, BLIND INJUSTICE, at Cleveland’s
Playhouse Square.

Our aim

We aim to challenge current inspire community reverse, transform, and eradicate wrongful convictions in Ohio.

Our method

BLIND INJUSTICE, based on Mark Godsey’s book of the same title, tells the true stories of six
Ohioans wrongfully convicted of crimes they did not commit. Eventually they had their convictions
overturned through the work of the Ohio Innocence Project. Originally commissioned by Cincinnati
Opera, it premiered in 2019. Chagrin Arts’ production of BLIND INJUSTICE will be the Northeast Ohio
premiere on July 15 - 20, 2025.

Our hope

Chagrin Arts is asking you to join us as an integral supporter of this project, to become a part of our unified voice reflecting the powerful impact of the arts in the community and the transformative impact of community collaboration.

About Blind Injustice

Cincinnati Opera premiered BLIND INJUSTICE
in July 2019 to fi ve sold-out audiences. It won critical accolades and three Grammy Award nominations. It is not an ordinary opera – it
recounts the journey of six Ohio exonerees
through the power of jazz, rap, blues, and gospel. Forty percent of the words of this
theatrical masterpiece are directly from the
trial transcripts, which makes the experience
very real and relevant.

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About BI

Who are we?

Incorporated in 2007, Chagrin Artshas been focused on ARTS WITH A PURPOSE. Over the past five years, Chagrin Arts has dedicated its programming to bringing awareness to wrongful convictions. In 2021, the Garden of Hope in downtown Chagrin Falls opened with the Imaginal Cell as its centerpiece. The artist is Dean Gillispie, an exoneree who spent 20 years behind bars for a crime he did not commit. Today, the sculpture has 42 butterflies representing those Ohioans who have been exonerated by the Ohio Innocence Project.

About CA
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