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


register now for PPA's 2015 trivia night — saturday, march 7th at 6:30pm

Pack your roller coolers and join PPA w/ trivia great Phil Donato for an exciting evening to support Prison Performing Arts! Bring your buffets, beverages, and A-games to ensure a successful night. We'll have mulligans, raffles, mini-games, beer for purchase and more. Tickets are $25pp/$200 per table. Reserve your table early!
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PPA's Leadership Transition — Christopher Limber Appointed Interim Artistic Director

Limber will succeed PPA’s Founder and Artistic Director, Agnes Wilcox, who will retire from the organization after two decades at the helm. Limber and Wilcox, who have been colleagues and collaborators in the St. Louis theater world for many years, will work together during a transition period during early 2015, with Limber taking the leadership role in March of that year.
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PPA Recognized by Backstage — 10 Arts Organizations That Change Lives

Fans of This American Life might know Prison Performing Arts from “Act V,” a popular 2002 episode chronicling its production of “Hamlet” in a high-security prison. For those who haven’t heard the show, PPA works with incarcerated juveniles and adults all over St. Louis and the surrounding areas, teaching teamwork, discipline, and creativity to those who need it most.
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