PPA in the News
Select coverage of PPA over the years:
- "Prison Theater & the Transformative Power of the Performing Arts, " Playscripts.com, September – Christopher Limber shares his experience producing Quick Brewed Macbeth at the Northeast Correctional Center.
- "Shakespeare in Chains," The Utah Statesman, October — Agnes Wilcox and Margot Sempreora discuss the importance of artistic expression for inmates.
- "Performing Arts for Prisoners on Tuesday's Access Utah," Utah Public Radio, October — Agnes Wilcox interviewed by Utah Public Radio during a visit to Utah State University.
- "Women of Vision," ALIVE Magazine, May — On PPA Director Agnes Wilcox receiving a Grand Center Arts Award
- "Prison Performing Arts Receives Award," Missouri Department of Corrections, January — About the National Coalition of Community-Based Correctional and Community Re-Entry Service Organizations presenting PPA with the 2012 Organizational Member of the Year Award
- "Theater Opens Our Eyes," The New York Times, December — PPA Artistic Director Agnes Wilcox offers an opinion piece for the paper of record
- "New Prison Performing Arts Workshop Helps Inmates Prepare for Life Beyond Bars," Riverfront Times, November, by Leah Greenbaum
- "Ex-cons, homeless vets aim at enlightenment through Buddhist art in St. Louis," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, February — About "Staging Reflections of the Buddha" at the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts
- Sunday Platform (mp3) by PPA Director Agnes Wilcox, October, Ethical Society of St. Louis
- "Old masters inspire those needing a hand," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, April — About "Staging Old Masters" at the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts
- "A Conversation With Agnes Wilcox," St. Louis Magazine, August — A Q&A with SLM's Jeannette Cooperman
- "Best Arts Organization," Riverfront Times, Best of St. Louis, September
- "All the Jail's a Stage," Riverfront Times, May — An in-depth profile written by Shelley Smithson
- "Mostly Greek: Two productions successfully plumb for meaning in the classics," Riverfront Times, July — About "The Gospel at Colonus," performed by the Oedipus Project and Prison Performing Arts
- "Captive Audience: The Prison Arts Project helps local inmates present a mesmerizing Hamlet," February — About PPA's performance of the famous play at the Missouri Eastern Correctional Center
- "Act V," a one-hour documentary on "This American Life," August — This program about PPA's Hamlet Project at MECC continues to provide us with national attention and has been re-run annually on NPR stations across the country.