Awarded to two people supported by Lifeworks who have excelled personally or professionally – and have made a meaningful impact in their community.
Nominators: Sherry Campeau and Patti Carroll
Sean’s focus on personal growth has led him to explore interests, set goals, and take action. Wanting to be on stage, Sean joined Interact Theater, a company of actors who challenge perceptions of disabilities through the creation of original work, and learned about acting and the behind-the-scenes work that goes into creating performances.
Opportunity struck when the director of the Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company play, “O my God!,” sought authenticity for the role of Loir, a teenager with autism. Sean was offered the character and took it seriously – studying the script, attending every rehearsal, and even learning how to play the cello for the role.
His performance impacted viewers and received acclaim; “The most moving performance comes from Carroll,” read the StarTribune’s review of the play. Sean plans to continue pursuing his acting career and is working on his next goal: traveling to other states on his own.