For over two decades, we have helped prisoners, former prisoners, and incarcerated youth build Second Acts through engagement with the arts.

RSVP for our March in-prison production of SOOTHSAYIN': julius caesar remixed Act I.

Shakespeare’s study of political extremism, violence and civil war feels almost too relevant today so thus, is conveniently placed in an urban setting and introduced by two stylin’ Soothsayers. Will Caesar be made king?  What happens if this popular and troublesome leader falls? And what happens to you, if you were the one to make him fall? Above all, what happens to your country after he has fallen?   Shakespeare provides a powerful tale of friendship, loyalty and betrayal.
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support the young people of st. louis city's jdc. attend PPA's march hip hop poetry project! 

Youth at the St. Louis City Juvenile Detention Center will spend their 2017 spring break immersed in the arts. Our goal is to have each young person in the institution spend every day of the project in constructive, creative activities. See their hard work pay off in this vibrant showcase featuring original writing, dance, and design. Seating is limited. You must be at least 18-years-old to attend.

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Wardens see the behavioral changes: increased tolerance, self-confidence, social skills and commitment. The Missouri Director of Corrections, George Lombardi, says the impact—on participants and the broader prison culture—is so positive, he wants us in every Missouri prison.

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