The Ten Thousand Theaters Movement

"We have decided to intentionally spread our model throughout the country by helping others learn how to produce this unique style of theater. We are delighted to see the great desire of these prominent companies to bring theater to audiences who have little or no access to the arts.” —Michelle Hensley,  TTT Founder


TTT-Inspired Tours Across the Country

Numerous companies across the country are using TTT's model continues across the country.

Cripple Creek Theater wih New Orleans Shakespeare Festival
The Taming of the Shrew, summer 2017

The Public Theater, New York, The Mobile Unit
Romeo & Juliet, directed by Lear de Bessonet, April 2016. Read more

Center Stage, Baltimore
Incubator production of Cyrano, directed by Roz Cauthen, April 2016. Read more

Delaware Shakespeare Festival
Pericles, directed by David Stradley, Fall 2016. Read more

The Public Theater, New York, The Mobile Unit
Comedy of Errors, directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah (pictured at top). Read more

California Shakespeare Theater, Bay Area, All the Bay's a Stage
The Tempest, directed by Rebecca Novick (pictured at bottom). Read more

The Old Globe, San Diego, Globe for All
Much Ado about Nothing, directed by Rob Melrose. Read more

The Light Fantastic, New York
The Glass Menagerie, directed by Per Janson. Read more

Sharing the TTT Model

The Public Theater in New York was the first to engage Michelle Hensley in producing a TTT-style tour, asking her to help resurrect Joe Papp's The Mobile Unit. Hensley directed Measure for Measure in 2010. In 2014, she directed Twelfth Night for California Shakespeare Theater, teaching the Bay Area company the TTT model, which the theater has continued with its "All the Bay's a Stage" program. Barry Edelstein, who worked with TTT when he was at The Public, launched the Old Globe's "Globe for All" in 2014, directing a TTT-style tour of All's Well That Ends Well.

Spreading the Word with All the Lights On


Hensley's critically acclaimed book, All the Lights On, was published in spring 2015 to help companies and individual artists learn more about TTT's unique model of production and outreach. Read more.

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