“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"

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