AboutTen Thousand Things

Because theater is richer when EVERYONE is in the audience.

Awards

Ten Thousand Things' shows have been chosen for dozens of "best of" critics lists and several Ivey Awards. The organization received the Sally Award for Vision in 2010, and Artistic Director Michelle Hensley has received numerous local and national awards for her direction and leadership.

  • 2015

    2015 Star Tribune: #5 on Top 10 Henry IV, Part I
    City Pages: #6 on Top 10 The Unsinkable Molly Brown
    Ivey Award: Romeo & Juliet
  • 2014

    2014 Star Tribune: #10 on Top 10 The Music Man
    City Pages: #4 on Top 10 The Music Man
  • 2013

    2013 Minnesota Monthly: Best Theater Experience - Ten Thousand Things
    City Pages: #3 on Top 10 A Streetcar Named Desire
  • 2012

    Star Tribune: Michelle Hensley - Best Theater Artistic Director
    Star Tribune: #8 on Top 10 Measure for Measure
    Pioneer Press: Top Theater of 2012 - Ten Thousand Things
    City Pages: #2 on Top 10 Measure for Measure
    City Pages: 13 Favorites Vasa Lisa
  • 2011

    Star Tribune: #1 & 2 on Top 10 Doubt and Man of La Mancha
    City Pages: #5 on Top 10 Doubt
    Pioneer Press: Productions That Made a Difference Man of La Mancha
    TC Daily Planet: Top 10 productions Doubt
    Ivey Award: Doubt
  • 2010

    Sally Award: Vision
    Ivey Award: Othello
    Minneapolis Arts Commission: Special Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts and Community
    Minneapolis City of Lakes Rotary: John Fischer Rotary Hope Award
    Pioneer Press: 10 Productions That Made a Difference My Fair Lady
    Minnesota Monthly: Michelle Hensley - Best Stage Director of 2010
    City Pages: #1 on Top Ten List Life's a Dream; Ten Thousand Things - Best Small Theater of 2010; Michelle Hensley - Best Director of 2010; Michelle Hensley - Artist of the Year
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  • "...an exemplar of what good Shakespeare - let alone good theater - should be...two hours of terrificness." — Pioneer Press

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