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

PPA's Birthday Bash for the Bard — Tuesday, April 22nd 6-9pm
at Nathalie's on Lindell

Join us Tuesday, April 22th from 6-9pm for Prison Performing Arts' 9th annual Birthday Bash for the Bard. Graciously hosted by Nathalie's in the CWE, the celebration will include delicious food, alumni performances, a silent auction, and so much more. Be sure to save the date!

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THIS Wednesday, April 23rd @ 8pm— Join the Alumni at Blind Tiger for a Twelfth Night Pizza Party

As part of Shakespeare Festival St. Louis' Shake 38, PPA invites you to enjoy the delicious words of William Shakespeare while feasting on a pizza from Maplewood’s newest restaurant, The Blind Tiger. Shakespeare’s words are free of charge, pizza is available for purchase.

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Hip Hop Poetry Project — 10th Anniversary Performance & After-party

Saturday, March 22nd @ 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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