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gatsby of a thousand faces

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Gatsby of a Thousand Faces

Written by Courtney Bailey

Directed by Bess Moynihan

Visual art curation by Maria Ojascastro

Adapted from writing by artists at Missouri Eastern Correctional Center

Thursday, August 1, 2024

Missouri Eastern Correctional Center

18701 Historic Rte 66, Pacific, MO 63069


MATINEE - 1:00pm (12:30pm check-in)

EVENING - 6:00pm (5:30pm check-in)

In Gatsby of a Thousand Faces, a troupe of Jay Gatsbys confronts their maker: F. Scott Fitzgerald himself. These Gatsbys have some "literary corrections" they'd like to make to the novel that gave them a tragic ending. However, a few rogue characters complicate their efforts at a literary ambush. The Gatsbys must decide how to reconcile their desire to be independent characters with the prying eyes of the reading world. Gatsby of a Thousand Faces is inspired by writing from artists at MECC in response to The Great Gatsby and adapted by Courtney Bailey for Prison Performing Arts.

Cover art by Theodore Buzzard


Dress Code for MECC:

  • Clothing should not be tight, revealing, nor transparent. Leggings are prohibited.

  • No exposed cleavage nor bare midriffs. Sleeveless tops must cover the top of the shoulder and not gape under the arms. Tank tops and camisoles must be worn with a sleeved garment.

  • Skirts and dress must be no shorter than 2" above the kneecap when standing. No wrap around skirts or dresses are permitted.

  • Slit dresses and skirts are not permitted when the slit extends higher than 2" above the top of the kneecap. If a dress or skirt has fasteners, all fasteners must remain closed so that the garment is not open more than 2" above the top of the kneecap.

  • Capris must be at least mid-calf in length and professional in appearance.

  • No shorts and no bib overalls.

  • Clothing must not be gang related or camouflaged, must not have printed racial or ethnic slurs or obscenities, or depict or advocate the use of drugs or violence (either in written or picture form).

  • Clothing must be clean, properly fitting, and cannot possess obvious rips, holes, or tears.

  • Appropriate undergarments must be worn. Undergarments must not be visible.

  • Ankle bracelets are not permitted. No piercings of the skin except the ears. 

  • No more than two earrings per ear, no larger than 1" in diameter/length, to be worn in the earlobe only.

  • No flip-flops. All footwear must have a back strap.

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