"What you do in the scene is not as important as what happens between you and the other person. And listening is what lets it happen. It's almost always the other person who causes you to say what you say next. You don't have to figure out how you'll say it. You have to listen so simply, so innocently, that the other person brings about a change in you that makes you say it and informs the way you say it. The difference between listening and pretending to listen is enormous. One is fluid the other is rigid. One alive, the other stuffed." – Alan Alda in Never Have Your Dog Stuffed

Jewel Box is an all volunteer theater that serves the community through unique, intimate theater. Our purpose is to provide quality theatrical productions and to encourage widespread participation in performing arts. For more information about auditions, email us at

Exciting Opportunities at the Jewel Box!

Other Desert Cities

The Jewel Box will be holding auditions at the theater for our spring drama, Other Desert Cities, on Monday, January 29, and Tuesday, January 30 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Parts are available for three women and two men. Cold reading from the script, no need to prepare monologue. Actors will need to attend only one night of auditions (you’re welcome to come both, though)

This is a character-driven play. We will be working heavily on character development, motivations, backstories, and subtext. The show is being directed by Michelle Peterson.

All the characters are rich, famous and creative people. They are usually the most interesting people in the room. They are well-read and well-connected (at least they used to be). These are people you would love to have at your next dinner party.

Lyman Wyeth, (late 60s to late 70s) He does not look his age. Lyman is elegant, calm, caring and every inch a gentleman. He loves his family and adores his wife. He is a former movie star turned Republican fund-raiser. Appointed ambassador by good friend, Ronald Reagan.

Trip Wyeth, (Late 20s to late 3’s). Looks like an aged frat boy. He is a reality TV show producer. Smart, funny, and cynical, he sees his family for who they are and still loves and supports them. He uses humor to handle tension.

Polly Wyeth (late 60s to late 70s) She does not look her age. Polly is very smart and knows it. She is rather tightly-wound and very protective of her family and their public image. She is definitely a ‘mother bear’-type, protecting her children and husband. Wants to help everyone become their better self, whether they want her help or not. She does not abide weakness or failure. Polly is definitely the dominant personality in the family.

Silda Wyeth (late 50s to late 60s). She looks her age. Silda attended a Hollywood party in the 1960’s and never really came home. She is just out of rehab and still a bit shaky. Like her sister, she is smart, witty and able to throw verbal barbs with the best of them. She was always the fun aunt, but is really rather fragile.

Brooke Wyeth (late 30s to 40s) She is a best-selling author, but suffers from depression. She has had a difficult relationship with her mother and adores her dad. She wants to confront her parents, but is very hesitant to deal with the consequences.

Rehearsal Schedule:
Table read: Thursday, Feb 1 at 6:30 p.m.
First Rehearsal: Monday, February 26 from 6-9 p.m.
Rehearsal schedule: Feb 26-April 11 from 6-9 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays andThursdays
Opening Night: April 13 (Fri, Sat, Sunday-matinee)
Closing Performance: May 6 (Sunday matinee)

The theater is located at 225 Iverson St. in downtown Poulsbo (across from the post office). Enter through the main doors.

Radio On The Air

The Jewel Box will be holding auditions at the theater for our next Radio On The Air (ROTA) production on Tuesday, February 20 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The show is March 17 and 18. There are parts for 4 women and 5 men

The scripts can be found at

My Favorite Husband: Spring Cleaning; My Friend Irma:Coronation Show/Irma’s Trip To England; Dick Tracy: Case if the Big Top Murders; and The New Adventures of Nero Wolf: Stamped for Murder.

Auditions will be held in the lobby of the theater, which is located at 225 Iverson St. in downtown Poulsbo (across from the Post Office. Enter through the main doors.


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