• The racism and brutality we witnessed with the killing of George Floyd has no place in these lands, in this community or in the world.  Read more

    The racism and brutality we witnessed with the killing of George Floyd has no place in these lands, in this community or in the world.

  • "Like all theaters, Ten Thousand Things canceled shows but it's still paying artists to create" Star Tribune

  • Bringing theater to those with little access to the arts  Learn more

    Bringing theater to those with little access to the arts

  • "Theater troupe gives those on the margins a front-row seat." New York Times

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Uncertainty is the Name of the Game

Uncertainty is the Name of the Game

Minnpost talks with Marcela Lorca on TTT's response to Covid, the murder of George Floyd, and the future. Read More
Ten Thousand Theater Artists Share Insights

Ten Thousand Theater Artists Share Insights

Check out interviews, messages of hope, and more inspiration in these videos. Read More
Ten Thousand Things Joins Jubilee Festival

Ten Thousand Things Joins Jubilee Festival

The yearlong, nationwide festival features work of artists who have historically been excluded. Read More
Marcela Lorca Wins Fichandler Award

Marcela Lorca Wins Fichandler Award

Prestigious award comes from Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Read More
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Because theater is richer when EVERYONE is in the audience.

New book about TTT. Get your copy now!

 “Unfailingly unpretentious and yet staggeringly ambitious, Hensley’s radiant vision has already converted thousands (including me), and this book will swell that number." —Oskar Eustis, artistic director, The Public Theater, New York

lightsAll the Lights On:
Reimagining Theater with Ten Thousand Things

By Michelle Hensley
Published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press,
in association with HowlRound Press

Hensley distills what nontraditional audiences and settings have taught her about Brecht, the Greeks, Shakespeare, musicals, and the essence of what is necessary to make vibrant, essential theater. She concludes that theater artists become better and the art form itself much richer when everyone is included in the audience.

"Hensley’s book in its quiet way could redefine and revolutionize theater for generations to come." —Bill Rauch, Oregon Shakespeare Festival

  • Minnpost review: "Theater is changing, and someday, when people study how that happened, they will talk about Ten Thousand Things."
  • Star Tribune review: "All the Lights On is Hensley’s testament of how theater can reach everyone if barriers are removed. She has accomplished her mission not through theory but constant practice. That message comes through in a personal and passionate way."
  • MPR interview: "Reimagining theater in prisons, homeless shelters"

Order your copy today. All proceeds go to TTT.

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