Original artwork by artist and PPA cast member M.X. Campbell at Northeast Correctional Center in Bowling Green, MO.
M.X. created this piece for the Prison Performing Arts 2012 performances of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest starring the Men of The Theatre Company.
Prison Performing Arts is a 21-year-old, multi-discipline, literacy and performing arts program that serves incarcerated adults and children at St. Louis City Juvenile Detention Center, Hogan Street Regional Youth Center, Northeastern Correctional Center (NECC) in Bowling Green, MO, Women's Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center (WERDCC) in Vandalia, MO and Missouri Eastern Correctional Center (MECC) in Pacific, MO.
Prison Performing Arts involves incarcerated youth and adults in the performing arts to inspire intellectual curiosity and personal development. We nurture the discipline, teamwork and communication skills necessary for successful re-entry into society. We encourage members of the larger community to connect personally with program participants, and we offer continuing programs for participants who have been released.
The Front Page, Act II
Starring the Men of The Theatre Project
Northeast Correctional Center (NECC)
RSVP DEADLINE: Monday, June 10th
RSVP DEADLINE: Friday, June 28th
Two Chances to see PPA in Shake38
Macbeth @ 4pm Hamlet @ 8pm
Join PPA as we celebrate the Shakespeare Festival St. Louis' 38-play marathon reading/performance of Shakespeare's entire canon of plays. For more information on Shake38, including performances of the 36 other plays, please Click Here.
2013 Spring Hip Hop Poetry Project
Prison Performing Arts in the Riverfront Times!
The RSVP deadline has passed for this performance.
Attendees need to complete and submit security forms for this facility by the RSVP deadline. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone to 314-289-4190.
Summer Hip Hop Poetry Project
November 13th, 2012
1:15pm and 6:15pm
A group of men at Missouri Eastern Correctional Center will soon embark on their journeys home. Join PPA in exploring their feelings about the road ahead.
This Is Not A Small Voice: Underground Resistance Poetry
Sunday, August 12, 2012 @1pm
Thursday, July 19th
1:15pm (12:45pm check-in) OR
6:15pm (5:45pm check-in)
**The RSVP deadline has passed.**
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Staging Reflections of the Buddha SOLD OUT
Staging Reflections of the Buddha is presented in collaboration with PPA, St. Patrick Center, Employment Connection and the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts. Staging Reflections of the Buddha is a series of 13 live theatrical performances for three weekends in February and March. Former prisoners and veterans, who have been trained in theatre arts will guide the audience through the galleries, moving among the artworks in the Pulitzer’s current exhibition, Reflections of the Buddha. Five months of intense training and study led by Prison Performing Arts artistic director Agnes Wilcox culminates in these performances, which come to life with the actors’ personal experiences. Click Here to make your reservation.
Prison Performing Arts
3547 Olive St.
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 289-4190 - phone
(314) 289-4199 - fax