Join us for "We Know What We Are, But Not What We May Be: Restorative Circles of Reconciliation"

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Prison Performing Arts, in cooperation with the Arts and Education Council and Shakespeare Behind Bars, presents a new workshop:

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

Facilitated by Curt L. Tofteland, Founder and Artistic Director - Shakespeare Behind Bars

Saturday, September 7, 20199:30 a.m. – 5:30  p.m.
Catalyst Innovation Lab
Centene Center
3547 Olive Street, 1st Floor
St. Louis, MO  63103 

A dynamic workshop focusing on the work by Curt L. Tofteland, Founder of the internationally recognized Shakespeare Behind Bars program.  Curt has 24 years of practical experience working as a Prison Arts Practitioner in prisons around the world. For the past 10 years, Curt has been training arts practitioners who wish to become Prison Arts Practitioners working as facilitators in correctional institutions. As he speaks of his own approach of using Shakespeare and the arts to reach and involve incarcerated artists:

"Masks-of-deception . . . peeled . . . and . . . checked . . . at the portal-of-resignation . . . false-faces-forged with the pain-of-inhumanity . . . received . . . and . . . passed on . . . and . . . received . . . and . . . passed on.

. . a never-ending-cycle-of-circular-abuse . . . Come and learn about creating The Circle Of Trust."

In Curt's life’s work with the incarcerated, it has been his mission to create an alternative to this circular abuse, to inspire an oppositional circle – one of hope and healing – what he calls: The Circle Of Trust. 

The Circle Of Trust 
offers hope and healing in a punishing world of correction designed to strip human beings of identity and belief in humanity - both theirs and others.

Workshop cost: $200.00 
Call 314-289-4190 for more information, or email