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


For his infinite contributions to society, and his great big heart, we celebrate danny.

Prison Performing Arts is deeply saddened by the passing of 13-year board veteran, Daniel H. Kohl. Danny's unwavering dedication to social justice, civil rights, education and the environment is unmatched. We miss him enormously, but we know his lifetime of achievements will continue to benefit our world for generations. Thank you, Danny, for putting your heart and soul into PPA participants for so many years. We miss you. We love you.
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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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bash tickets on sale now. join us as we remember, we recognize, and we celebrate.

Prison Performing Arts invites you to the 2016 Bash the evening of Thursday, September 8th at 6pm. Enjoy cocktails on the outdoor terrace, dinner by Sugarfire Smokehouse, poetry readings, and much more. Celebrate with us as we pay tribute to the extraordinary life of the late, great Danny Kohl, as well as, honor the dedication of PPA volunteer Elizabeth "Bunny" Herring.       
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