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The Great Big Door Step Auditions-Jackson, MS - Casting ID # 1588773
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Jackson, MS Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 01-18-19
Audition Date 03-10-19 Submission deadline 03-09-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
A Depression-era comic masterpiece, The Great Big Doorstep centers on the Crochets, a Cajun family who live in a ramshackle house between the levee and the Mississippi River. The Crochets dream of one day owning a stately plantation befitting the magnificent cypress doorstep they have salvaged from the river and proudly display outside their humble home. Written by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett (writers of It's a Wonderful Life and Parenthood), and based on a book by Louisiana writer E. P. O'Donnell. The memorable characters in this novel have their own concerns: the patriarch, Commodo, is full of wild bravado as he fluctuates between scheming, laboring, and malingering; his wife reigns as the queen of retort, though toughened by years of making do and doing without. making

Role # 1 Evvie Crochet
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A pretty young girl innocent of the facts of life and destined (according to her mother) for the convent. Evvie’s goal is to have a lover, in the limited way she understands the concept, to renounce before she enters the convent.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Commodore
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The patriarch. He wears a denim jumper, splattered with patches of various shapes and hues. His plump stomach and well-fed look are in direct contrast to the rest of the family. With his pie-in-the-sky outlook, he is full of wild bravado as he fluctuates between scheming, laboring, and malingering.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 50 to 59
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Mrs. Crochet
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The annoyed-but-loving Commodore’s wife, she reigns as the queen of retort - toughened by years of making do and doing without. She is the mother of six children. She is wiry and quick in her movements, with a curious mixture of practicality and poetry in her character. She is warm and vital the real strength around which the whole family revolves.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 34 to 39
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Topal Crochet
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She has an air of discontent and a lack of self-confidence. She’s restless, sour, and moody, after recently being dumped by her fiancé.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Elna Crochet
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Twin (not necessarily identical) of Fleece. Elna is never far from her mother talking and helping with household chores as much as she can. While dressed in faded overalls and sneakers, the Crochet family prides themselves on being scrubbed and clean.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 10 to 13
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Fleece Crochet
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Twin (not necessarily identical) of Elna. Fleece is never far from her mother talking and helping with household chores as much as she can. While dressed in faded overalls and sneakers, the Crochet family prides themselves on being scrubbed and clean.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 10 to 13
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Arthur Crochet
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Attempts to strike out on his own while dodging the coddling of his mother and the fury of his father. At time dejected almost to the point of tears and at other times anxious about his reception, especially from his father.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 15 to 16
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Mr. Tobin
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He is a lank, unprepossessing Texan. He is shy and mild in his speech and dresses plainly, but neatly.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 30 to 33
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Mrs. Dupre’
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She is a small, energetic woman with sharp eyes that see everything. She wears a hat, skirt, and always carries an umbrella.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 Tayo Delacroix
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He is a sturdily-built Cajun, young, good looking, and insolent, a walking advertisement for his barber shop. He carries a small black bag.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 Dewey Crochet
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The younger brother of the Commodore. Always well-dressed and in a pilot’s cap. He’s a riverboat pilot and quite well-off compared to the Commodore’s family.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 47 to 49
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 Mrs. Beaumont Croche
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She is a florist from New Orleans. Dressed in city clothes, but rumpled, hot, and sunburned and out of patience.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -