Act v fans: Your challenge from us at ppa

As you know, Episode 218: Act V aired recently on This American Life with updates about the men involved. I'm sure you were happy to hear some of the great stories of where these guys are now. Chris and Edgar are PPA board members, Brat performs regularly with Edgar and Chris as part of our Alumni Theatre Company in St. Louis. Our men's prison program at Missouri Eastern Correctional Center (MECC) is strong, just finishing an in-prison performance,Of Fathers & Kings, inspired by Richard the Third. It was a powerful theatrical and poetic exploration of men’s roles in family and society.

Help PPA raise $5,000 for the first ever Act V fan funded prison project at mecc. Your contribution is 100% tax- deductible.

Prison Performing Arts (PPA) is a multi-discipline, literacy and performing arts program dedicated to enriching the lives of youth and adults in Missouri's criminal and juvenile justice systems. We foster individual and social change by providing the incarcerated, and formerly incarcerated, with opportunities to participate in the arts as artists, students, and audience members. Participants learn creative and constructive ways to express emotions, build trust, and work in collaboration with one another. Our programs aim to improve literacy and communication skills, instill responsibility to self and others, and promote non-violent expression of emotion.

St. Louis City Justice Center
St. Louis City Juvenile Detention Center
Hogan Street Regional Youth Center (DYS, St. Louis)
Northeast Correctional Center (NECC in Bowling Green, MO)
Missouri Eastern Correctional Center (MECC in Pacific, MO)
Women's Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center
(WERDCC Vandalia, MO)

PPA program participants are significantly less likely to re-offend upon returning to their home communities. Your gift, large or small, makes a significant impact in our communities.