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Theatre Producer and serial entrepreneur with over 25 years of expertise in business development, real estate investment and marketing. She also owned three franchises including Drama Kids International of Princeton, NJ (DKI), the US franchise of the Helen O’Grady Acting Academy, an Australian based company. In just a few short years, under her tenure, the DKI of Princeton enrolled over 750 students and produced over 80 plays and presentations. The program grew to five locations and two summer camps attracting national publicity including a feature in Entrepreneur Magazine and a cover story of the Princeton Packet Weekend Magazine. Henson received two awards for distinguished achievement from the franchise.In 2007, Henson relocated to Atlanta and founded Micah 6-8 Media, LLC. Under that company, she produced two acclaimed plays entitled Once Upon a Dream by Khristi  Adams and Big Girls Gotta Eat, Too! by Melissa  Blackmon and her sister, Wanda Simmons.  Big Girls Gotta Eat, Too! toured four cities.
In 2012, Henson and her sister, Wanda Simmons, co-founded the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival where over 200 local and national artists gather in the fall to perform original works and celebrate the arts. This annual event attracts thousands of theatre lovers nationally and internationally. To date, the ABTF has provided a platform for over 100 producing playwrights and 1,000 artists.In 2014, Micah 6-8 Media, LLC was nominated and awarded first runner up as Emerging Business of the Year by the DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce for the Festival’s “significant contribution to economic development and community impact.” The festival hosts an annual event gala that has honored theatre legends such as Taurean Blacque, Melba Moore, Pearl Cleage, Alia Jones-Harvey, William “Bill” Harris and American Theater Hall of Famer, Woodie King, Jr. Henson holds a B.B.A. from Howard University and an M.P.A from New York University. She has been married for 27 years to Antonio Henson, V.P. of PNC Bank Community Development and together they have four children in the US Naval Academy, Spelman College, Hampton University and Brookwood HS.

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