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

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circle of trust workshop

In cooperation with the Arts and Education Council and Shakespeare Behind Bars, we are pleased to present a new workshop coming to St. Louis this September:

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

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THE PPA ALUMNI COMPANY WRITES "KEPT AWAY" FOR THE ST. LOUIS PUBLIC LIBRARY

In Fall 2018, the PPA Alumni Company began work on writing a new play, Kept Away, designed for family audiences. Kept Away has been commissioned by PPA's long-time collaborator the St. Louis Public Library.

spring performances - rsvp

Click below to RSVP for performances of First Impressions at Women’s Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center on Thursday, May 23; Hip Hop Poetry Project at St. Louis City Juvenile Detention Center on Saturday, June 1; and Animal Farm at Northeast Correctional Center on Thursday, June 6.