For over two decades, we have helped prisoners, returning citizens, and
Justice-involved youth build Second Acts through engagement with the arts.

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circle of trust workshop
with curt tofteland
of shakespeare behind bars

In cooperation with the Arts and Education Council and Shakespeare Behind Bars, we are pleased to present a new workshop coming to St. Louis on September 7th, 2019.

We Know What We Are, But Not What We May Be. Restorative Circles of Reconciliation: Creating Circles of Creativity & Healing

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PPA ANNOUNCES SHANNON DURIO AS NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR

Shannon will serve in partnership with Artistic Director, Christopher Limber, and Director of Youth Programs, Rachel Tibbetts, to provide executive and programmatic leadership for PPA, and continue to sustain and build the company's fundraising potential, administrative and fiscal well-being, and programmatic growth.

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next prison performance: shakespeare’s THE TEMPEST

On October 10th, Shakespeare's classic Romance comes to life in a 75-minute one-act performed by an all-female cast of 20 talented actors from the Women's Eastern Reception, Diagnostic, and Correctional Center.

The Tempest is a play about revenge, reconciliation, forgiveness, and faith in future generations.