Payton is very excited to join the Missoula Children’s Theatre! She recently graduated from Northwestern State University of Louisiana with a Bachelor of Science in performance, directing, and musical theatre performance. Her favorite show credits include Angela in Honky Tonk Angels, Geneva in 1940’s Radio Music Hour, and Anna in Spring Awakening. In 2017, Payton also wrote and directed Kidz Rule, a children’s show created for a summer theatre camp. She would like to thank her parents and family for always encouraging her to follow her dreams.