Michelle Hensley, artistic director of Minneapolis-based Ten Thousand Things Theater Company, has won the 2005 Francesca Primus Prize, a national award recognizing outstanding accomplishments by female artists in theater. Hensley, 46, will accept the $10,000 prize later this month at the National Critics Conference in Los Angeles. She is the first non-playwright to win the award. The company’s core patrons are those in prisons, urban community centers, senior high rises and other audiences not generally exposed to theater. Right on! Now that’s what I call outreach. Congratulations Michelle!