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





This american life act v fans, ppa challenges you to sponsor a prison project!

As you know, episode 218: Act V aired recently 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 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.
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