PPA Adult Programs

 

photo by Nan Rochberg

photo by Nan Rochberg

The Theatre Projects includeworkshops, rehearsals and live performances of classic and contemporary plays by inmates at three Missouri Departmentof Corrections adult prisons. The Theatre Projectsgive five performances each semesterfor an audience that includes hundreds of prison inmates and staff, inmatefamilies and outside guests.

Spoken Word Poetry is a program in which the inmates in Vandalia meet weekly to study and write poetry.  The poets read their original work as part of the theatre performance each semester.

Going Home marked the return of Prison Performing Arts to Missouri Eastern Correctional Center in the fall of 2012. Through artistic expression, the men at MECC explore the challenges they'll face upon returning to their home communities.

 

Current Facilities: 

  • The Men of the Theatre Company, Bowling Green, MO
     (NECC) Northeast Correctional Center
  • The Vandalia Women's Theatre, Vandalia, MO
    (WERDCC) Women's Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center
  • The Pacific Project, Pacific, MO
    (MECC) Missouri Eastern Correctional Center

 

 

The Men of the Theatre Project, NECC

The Vandalia Women's Theatre, WERDCC