Student Opportunities

Audition Readiness and Best Practices Workshop

Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 4:00 pm

Mayo High School

Peyton Dixon and Sheena Janson Kelley headshots

Spotlight is coming to Rochester this April for a special audition readiness workshop with Peyton Dixon and Sheena Janson Kelley! Dust off your 32-bar cuts and start rehearsing those monologues – we’ll get into the specifics of how to succeed at auditions from the perspective of both a casting director and an actor!


Peyton Dixon is excited to be involved in Spotlight! Credits include: Ten Thousand Things Theatre: Thunder Knocking on you Door (U/S Thunder, Jaguar Jr.), History Theatre: Runestone!, Teen Idol: Bobby Vee Story, Christmas of Swing. Transatlantic Love Affair: Promise Land, Artistry: Hairspray (Seaweed), Paul Bunyan Playhouse: Smokey Joe’s Café (Ken), Morris Park Players: Shrek (Donkey), Actors Theatre of Minnesota: A Miracle on Christmas Lake (Collin), Rochester Civic Theatre: Jesus Christ Superstar (Simon), Elf (Store Manager), Cross Community Players: Spelling Bee (Chip Tolentino) and many more over the last 12 years. He is happy to be creating and collaborating on art again!

Sheena Janson Kelley(she/her) is a former freelance casting director, performer, and producer. Since moving to the Twin Cities in 2007, she has since worked with CLIMB Theater (Administrator, actor), Children’s Theatre Company (Performing Apprentice, Company Manager, Casting Director), Theater Mu (actor), Guthrie Theater (Assistant Director), Ten Thousand Things Theater (actor), The Ordway Center for Performing Arts (Casting Director) and Jungle Theater (Artistic Producer, Assistant Director, facilitator/consultant).