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PAST PRODUCTIONS

In 2001, incarcerated actors took the “stage” with PPA for the first time, with a production of Hamlet, Act I at Missouri Eastern Correctional Center. Since then, PPA has produced nearly 70 shows in three state prisons. Hundreds of incarcerated artists have participated in these performances, which include Shakespearean classics, popular contemporary plays, and original works developed by nationally-recognized playwrights.

 

PPA’s performance art instruction includes workshops in acting, voice, movement, playwriting, poetry, and literature analysis. Through this multi-disciplinary approach, incarcerated artists learn creative and constructive ways to express emotions, build trust, and work collaboratively. The program is designed to help participants improve communication skills, instill responsibility to self and others, and identify healthy strategies for processing complex trauma.

 

Looking ahead, PPA plans to expand artistic offerings to include visual arts, songwriting, dance, and choir.

 twice per year through the summer of 2014.

SEE SOME OF OUR MOST RECENT PRODUCTIONS BELOW

FOR A FULL LIST OF PRODUCTIONS, CLICK THE LINK BELOW

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WAITING FOR HECATE

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TAMING OF THE SHREW(S)

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LAERTES WORD

KEY TO ABBREVIATIONS

  • Northeast Correctional Center (NECC)

  • Missouri Eastern Correctional Center (MECC)

  • Women’s Eastern Reception Diagnostic and Correctional Center (WERDCC)

  • Alumni Theatre Company (ATC)

Title
Location
Date
Hamlet Act I
MECC
2001
Hamlet Act II & III
MECC
2002
Hamlet Act IV
MECC
2002
Hamlet Act V
MECC
2002
Oedipus Plays
MECC
2002
Gospel at Colonus
MECC
2004
Macbeth
WERDCC
2005
Crowns
WERDCC
2006
Richard III Acts I-III
NECC
Feb 2007
Richard III Acts IV & V
NECC
Feb 2008
Doing Time, Nothing but Time
NECC
Jul 2008
A Midsummer Night’s Dream w/Spoken Word
WERDCC
Feb 2008
Twelfth Night Acts I & II w/Spoken Words
WERDCC
Jan 2009
The Tempest Acts I & II
NECC
Feb 2009
Twelfth Night Acts II & III w/Spoken Words
WERDCC
Jul 2009
The Tempest Acts III-V
NECC
Jul 2009
Twelfth Night Acts IV & V w/ Spoken Words
WERDCC
Feb 2010
Stalag 17 Acts I & II
NECC
Mar 2010
The Caucasian Chalk Circle w/ Spoken Words
WERDCC
Jun 2010
Stalag 17 Acts II & III
NECC
Jul 2010
The Government Inspector Acts I-III
NECC
Feb 2011
The Caucasian Chalk Circle w/Spoken Words
WERDCC
Feb 2011
The Government Inspector Act IV
NECC
Jun 2011
The Tempest Acts I & II w/ Spoken Words
WERDCC
Jul 2011
Tempest Act III - V w/ Spoken Words
WERDCC
Jan 2012
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Act I
NECC
Feb 2012
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Act II
NECC
Jun 2012
Metamorphoses - Zimmerman w/Spoken Words
WERDCC
Jul 2012
The Front Page Act I
NECC
Jan 2013
Metamorphoses - Zimmerman, Prewitt, Nelson w/Spoken Words
WERDCC
Feb 2013
The Front Page Act II
NECC
Jun 2013
Shorts w/ Spoken Words
WERDCC
Jul 2013
Going Home: The Journey to Reentry
MECC
Nov 2013
The Front Page Act III
NECC
Jan 2014
Julius Caesar
WERDCC
Feb 2014
The Dayroom Club
WERDCC
Jun 2014
Hamlet
NECC
Jun 2014
The Flying Doctor and Vandalia Monologues
WERDCC
Jan 2015
Hip Hop Hamlet
NECC
Feb 2015
Dreams Deferred
MECC
Jun 2015
Making Our Time Count
MECC
Jun 2015
Quick-Brewed Macbeth
NECC
Jul 2015
The Rover Part I w/Spoken Words
WERDCC
Jul 2015
The Rover Part II w/Spoken Words
WERDCC
Mar 2016
All The World’s A Stage
MECC
Mar 2016
Mister Roberts Act I
NECC
Feb 2016
Mister Roberts Act II
NECC
Jul 2016
Spoken Words (PERFORMED SOLO)
WERDCC
Jun 2016
Animal Farm
WERDCC
Aug 2016
Dreams Deferred
MECC
Dec 2016
Soothsayin’: a Julius Caesar Re-Mix Act I
NECC
Mar 2017
Of Fathers and Kings
MECC
Apr 2017
Run-On Sentence
WERDCC
Jun 2017
A Prison Odyssey
MECC
Dec 2017
Soothsayin’: a Julius Caesar Re-Mix Act II
NECC
Feb 2017
Run-On Sentence
WERDCC
Jan 2018
Antigone
WERDCC
Mar 2018
Hip Hop Hamlet
WERDCC
Sep 2018
The Dayroom Club (Rehearsed and Recorded)
WERDCC
Aug 2018
The Dayroom Club Broadcast
KCHI Radio
Nov 2018
Through Our Looking Glass
MECC
May 2018
The Tempest
NECC
Oct 2018
Quick-Brewed Macbeth
MECC
Apr 2019
Animal Farm
NECC
Jun 2019
First Impressions
WERDCC
May 2019
The Tempest
WERDCC
Oct 2019
A Memory of Two Mondays
NECC
Feb 2020
Kept Away Series
ATC
2021
Elsinore
ATC
2021
Hag-Seed
NECC
2022
Laertes’ Word
ATC
2022
Taming of the Shrew(s)
WERDCC
2022
Waiting for Hecate
ATC
2022
Full List
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