About Us

The Men of The Theatre Project perform "The Front Page" at Northeast Correctional Center // Photo by Nan Rochberg

The Men of The Theatre Project perform "The Front Page" at Northeast Correctional Center // Photo by Nan Rochberg

Prison Performing Arts is a 27-year-old, multi-discipline, literacy and performing arts program that serves incarcerated adults and children at St. Louis City Juvenile Detention Center, Hogan Street Regional Youth Center, Northeast Correctional Center (NECC) in Bowling Green, MO, Women's Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center (WERDCC) in Vandalia, MO and Missouri Eastern Correctional Center (MECC) in Pacific, MO.

Prison Performing Arts involves incarcerated youth and adults in the performing arts to inspire intellectual curiosity and personal development. We nurture the discipline, teamwork and communication skills necessary for successful re-entry into society. We encourage members of the larger community to connect personally with program participants, and we offer continuing programs for participants who have been released.