Michelle Hensley's Ten Thousand Things Theater

Arts & Culture Jennifer Simonson · ·

1 Luverne Seifert, right, plays Angelo in William Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure" Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 during a performance with Ten Thousand Things Theater for inmates at the Hennepin County Men's Correctional Facility. 
2 Nathan Barlow, playing the part of Claudio in William Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure," performs with Ten Thousand Things Theater for inmates at the Hennepin County Men's Correctional Facility Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 in Plymouth, Minn. 
3 Inmates at Hennepin County Men's Correctional Facility watch a performance of William Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure" by Ten Thousand Things Theater on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 in Plymouth, Minn. 
4 Michelle Hensley, left, artistic director for Ten Thousand Things Theater, watches a performance of William Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure" Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 at the Hennepin County Men's Correctional Facility. Her theater group brings quality performances to people in prisons, homeless shelters, women's shelter and fixed-income retirement homes. 
5 Nathan Barlow, left, as Claudio, and Suzanne Warmanen, as the Duke, perform with Ten Thousand Things Theater Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 for inmates at the Hennepin County Men's Correctional Facility in Plymouth, Minn. 
6 Inmates at the Hennepin County Men's Correctional Facility watch a performance of William Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure" Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 in Plymouth, Minn. 
7 During their performance of William Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure" at the Hennepin County Men's Correctional Facility, Ten Thousand Things Theater performers, like actress Sonja Parks, foreground, sometimes sit among the inmates Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 in Plymouth, Minn. 
8 Actors with Ten Thousand Things Theater perform in non-traditional venues, like prisons, homeless shelters, women's shelters or fixed-income retirement homes. The group performed William Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure" Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 for inmates at the Hennepin County Men's Correctional Facility in Plymouth, Minn. 
9 Ten Thousand Things Theater Company's founder and artistic director Michelle Hensley photographed Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 at her Minneapolis home. She helps bring professional theater to people who might otherwise have little access to the arts.