Ten Thousand Things (TTT) is a nonprofit theater company based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. TTT was founded in 1993 by Michelle Hensley, who is still the artistic director. TTT's mission is to "awaken the creative spirit of audiences and artists by bringing essential and exceptional theater to people from all backgrounds and life experiences."
Ten Thousand Things Theater's free performances are at homeless shelters, correctional facilities, low-income senior centers, reservations, after-school programs, women's shelters, and locations in rural Minnesota — any place we can reach people who do not have easy access to the wealth of the arts.
TTT produces a variety of plays, musicals, and other performances each year. The company's productions are known for their intimacy, their focus on storytelling, and their commitment to diversity. TTT also offers a variety of educational programs, including classes, workshops, and residencies.
TTT has been praised for its work by critics and audiences alike. The company has won numerous awards, including the Ivey Award, the McKnight Fellowship in Theater, and the Minnesota State Arts Board's McKnight National Residency Program.
TTT is a vital part of the Saint Paul community. The company's work helps to bring people together and to create a more vibrant and inclusive city. TTT is a force for good in the world, and it is an organization that I am proud to support.