For 22 years, we have helped prisoners, former prisoners, and incarcerated youth build Second Acts through engagement with the arts.


Going Home — RSVP Now for the July 24, 2014 Prison Performance in Pacific

Some compare the experience of returning home from prison to that of an astronaut returning home from space. Experience firsthand how inmates utilize creative writing, improvisation, and teamwork exercises to reflect on their past and prepare for a positive future.

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Thursday, July 31st, 2014
Summer Hip Hop Poetry Project — Performance & After-party

Thursday, July 31st @ 7pm, please join us for an evening of dance and poetry performed by the young people at the St. Louis City Juvenile Detention Center. This is the culminating event of a week-long residency where youth are engaged in writing, performance, design and dance. It's an experience you won't soon forget.
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Dine Out in the Heart of Soulard — Thursday, July 17th from 5pm to Close

franco is graciously donating 20% of sales the evening of July 17th to Prison Performing Arts, as well as 100% of sales from select beer and wine. Located in Soulard, franco is a classic French restaurant with a modern twist. We hope you'll join us for what is sure to be a great evening out!

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