Journey North seeks 2 youth actors for short silent film

Journey North Opera Company is seeking two actors between the ages of 13-18 to portray two young girls.  This is for a short film that will be used as promotional material for our upcoming production of Proving Up by Missy Mazzoli.  

" The Zegners are a family that does everything “right” and are still undermined by forces beyond their control. These characters have parallels in our contemporary world: a mother who tries to maintain control through domestic order, a father who turns to the bottle under the pressures of supporting a family, children forced to take on responsibilities beyond their years, a lone, deranged man who resorts to violence and destruction. These are ordinary people in an impossible situation, a brutal world where dead children sing, pigs and horses become the audience for one’s deepest secrets, and zombie-like sodbusters wander the desolate prairie. Pushed to the edge by poverty and ultimately undermined by fate, the Zegners’ fixation on “proving up” never wanes. "

Available Roles :

Zenger daughter
Taller Zegner daughter



Ideal candidates will have the physical appearance of young girls between the ages of 13 and 18.  Folx of all racial and gender identities welcome and encouraged to apply. 

Acting experience, especially straight theater and physical theater, will be heavily weighted.  

Filming takes place on October 2nd (October 3rd as a backup date).  

Reliable transportation to and from filming location (Chaska, MN) necessary.

Stipend paid.  


Please send recent headshot (school photos are fine) & resume to [email protected] by 8/10/21 to be considered, and we will reach out to you with our interest. 

Contact information

Journey North Opera Company
Amanda Carlson
Web site

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Tuesday, August 10
Posted July 27