All the Lights On: Reimagining Theater with Ten Thousand Things

All the Lights On: Reimagining Theater with Ten Thousand Things

Michelle Hensley


Michelle Hensley, founding father of 10000 issues Theater in Minneapolis, stocks greater than two decades of her company’s nationally exact paintings bringing expert theater to these in prisons, homeless shelters, grownup schooling facilities, and rural components, in addition to most of the people. greater than a chronological heritage, the entire lighting fixtures On can also be in regards to the radiant energy of theater.
 
In this articulate and compelling publication, Hensley distills what nontraditional audiences, in addition to the stipulations her artists needs to practice below to arrive them, have taught her approximately Brecht, the Greeks, Shakespeare, musicals, and the essence of what's essential to make shiny and crucial theater. Her reviews lead her to finish that theater artists develop into larger and the artwork shape itself a lot richer while everyone seems to be integrated within the viewers. In 10000 issues productions, humans from very diversified fiscal sessions take a seat subsequent to one another within the around and sometimes event unforeseen connections with one another. Hensley writes within the advent, “Not merely will we have an opportunity to adventure the a number of viewpoints of many characters within the play, yet with all of the lighting fixtures on, we will examine the differing viewpoints of the opposite viewers contributors seated round the circle. all of it serves to extend, a little, the radiance of our world.”

“Michelle Hensley’s radiant imaginative and prescient has already switched over millions (including me), and this booklet will swell that quantity. one of many only a few books that should—no, must—be learn through somebody who cares approximately making an American theater that matters.”Oskar Eustis, creative Director, the general public Theater“A name to palms for our box. just like the seminal works of Grotowski and Brook, Hensley’s publication in its quiet manner may perhaps redefine and revolutionize theater for generations to come.”Bill Rauch, inventive Director, Oregon Shakespeare competition and co-founder, Cornerstone Theater Company

Michelle Hensley is founder and inventive director of 10000 issues in Minneapolis, the place she has introduced over fifty excursions of award- profitable drama to nontraditional audiences in prisons, shelters, and housing initiatives, in addition to the final public.

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