February 2014


New This Season - In Greenwich Only








Friday, February 7, 6:30-8:00pm
The Greenwich Arts Council
299 Greenwich Avenue

An evening of wine, hors d’oeuvres,
short plays

& discussion with actors


 On the Stage:

Move on, or Sondheim at Studio 54
by Michael McKeever

The Interview
by A.R. Gurney

by Frederick Stroppel         

                                                 Wine and Hors d’Oeuvres by:                                                         








Louie’s Italian Restaurant & Bar
(sister to Polpo Restaurant)
136 River Road Ext.
Cos Cob, CT

Tickets: $43 or call 203.293.8831   


August 2012


INGE MAKI has been appointed Managing Director of JIB Productions.











Joining the JIB management team is Inge Maki, a 14-year Westport

resident and a long-time attendee of Play With Your Food. An attorney
in both the Netherlands and the U.S., and a longtime co-chair of the
Westport PTA Cultural Arts Committee, Inge’s impressive skills will round
out the administrative needs of our multi-dimensional organization.
She can be reached at Welcome aboard, Inge!



July 2012



















Quotes from a few Playwrights


"Each play is different from every other play in a way that every movie is not different from every other movie. Writing a play, you start with less, so more is demanded of you. It's as if you have to not only write a symphony, but invent the instruments as well." -- David Ives

Sure Thing PWYF 2003; The Philadelphia PWYF 2003; Arabian Nights PWYF 2005


"All the really exciting things possible during the course of a lifetime require a little more courage than we currently have." -- John Patrick Shanley

The Lonely Impulse of Delight PWYF 2004, Pulitzer Prize for Doubt


"A lot of people say theater needs to be metaphoric or poetical - non-naturalistic - which I think is a mistake. You have to embrace the notion of theatricality, and there are many ways to do it, but for me theatrical means strong." -- Therese Rebeck

Katie and Frank PWYF 2009


"Changes take lifetimes, but in the moment when the artist has turned things upside down, maybe something has shaken out that helps you and the audience think differently."

-- Anna Deavere Smith

Aye, Aye, I'm Integrated PWYF Greenwich 2007


"Some enchanted evening, you may see a stranger, across a crowded room."

-- Oscar Hammerstein II

South Pacific PWYF 2010


We will bid for you!


Get into the competitive spirit and send your maximum bid to by 5 pm Friday, November 14th!




Our Spectacular Silent Auction!


#1  Live Kelly & Michael:  This is a fabulous package that includes…                                                      


  • Two VIP seats to Live Kelly & Michael at WABC Studios, NYC, one of the hottest shows on morning TV

  • A $25 gift certificate to Arte Café or Arte Around The Corner, W. 73rd, perfect for brunch after the show

  • Two certificates for a manicure at First Best Nail in Westport

  • A Blow Dry Package from PIA, Personal Image Artists (3 blow dries with select stylists)


Courtesy of Disney ABC, New York City Restaurants Group, First Best Nail, PIA Hair Salon

Market Value = Priceless

Minimum Bid = $300


#2  A Night at the New York Philharmonic:


  • Two tickets to the New York Philharmonic to see Petrushka and John Adam’s World Premiere Scheherazade.2 on Thursday, March 26, 2015, 7:30 PM (Seats: Door 5 Left, Orchestra 1, S 101 & 102)

  • $150 dining certificate to Milos on W. 55th!  Milos is one of the Top 100 NYC Restaurants.

  • Round Trip Limo to NYC with Prime Time Global Limo Service

  • A shampoo & blow dry with cut and color consult at “Just B” Designs, Westport

  • Two CDs ~ “Chopin” by Westport's Frederic Chiu and “Voice of the Violin” by Joshua Bell


Stravinsky’s description of Petrushka  ~ “I had in mind a distinct picture of a puppet, suddenly endowed with life, exasperating the patience of the orchestra with diabolical cascades of arpeggios. The outcome is a terrific noise which reaches its climax and ends in the sorrowful and querulous collapse of the poor puppet.”  John Adam’s Scheherazade.2 is a dramatic symphony for violin and orchestra.


Courtesy of Robert Nathan, Milos Restaurant, Prime Time Global Limo Service, Just B Designs

Market Value = $850

Minimum Bid = $400


#3  54 Below Cabaret:

 “Broadway’s Supper Club offers an unforgettable New York nightlife experience, combining performances by Broadway’s best with world class dining in an elegant setting. And with pre-theatre dinner offered nightly from 5pm, 54 Below has set a new culinary standard for New York City entertainment venues.” 


  • Admission for Two to 54 Below including $25 worth of food and beverage per guest. (Please note this experience expires 1/15/15.  Blackout dates may apply.)

  • A Beauty Day at Roots Salon in Westport ~ a 90-minute custom massage, formulated facial, shampoo & blow out

  • $100 certificate for Cabi Clothing plus a private consultation


Courtesy of 54 Below, Roots Salon, Shira Honigsburg of Cabi

Market Value = $550

Minimum Bid = $250




  • Two tickets to the “GIANTS vs. REDSKINS” Game on Sunday, December 14th at 1:00 PM at the Metlife Stadium (Level 300, Section 316, Row 1, Seat 17 & 18)

  • The NYC Brunch Basket from the Challah Connection (The Basket includes a half-pound of Blue Hill Bay smoked salmon, 6 toasting bagels, cream cheese, cinnamon rugelach and coffee.)

  • A BMW Picnic Basket


Courtesy of Sally Allen, The Challah Collection, BMW of Darien

Market Value = $500

Minimum Bid = $200


#5  Carmen at the Metropolitan Opera:


This magical evening speaks for itself…


  • Two Tickets to Bizet’s Carmen at the Metropolitan Opera on Friday, February 6, 2015 at 7:30 pm in the first row dress circle ~ Seats A 114 & 116 ~ “The Met's hit production of Bizet's Carmen stars two of its leading ladies, Elina Garanca and Anita Rachvelishvili!”

  • Round trip Limo service to NYC with All Around Limousine

  • Shampoo and blow dry at Ultima Thule Hair Salon in Westport plus hair products

  • $100 Gift Card to Robert!  This restaurant is located atop The Museum of Arts and Design at Columbus Circle and offers a breathtaking view of Central Park and Broadway.  Dine on a menu created by Chef Luisa Fernandes.


Courtesy of Nancy Diamond and Jeff Mayer, All Around Limousine, Ark Restaurant Corp., Ultima Thule Hair Salon

Market Value = $900

Minimum Bid = $400


#6  Paper Mill Playhouse: 


Paper Mill Playhouse is the place where American theater is celebrated, cherished, and pushed in exciting new directions.  If you didn’t get to see “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” on Broadway (won the Tony for Best Play in 2013), you have another chance to see this delightfully off-kilter romp that critics have hailed "a sublime state of hilarity" and "a zany joy” with this package.


  • Two tickets for a Wednesday, Thursday or Sunday Evening Performance to Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (January 21 thru February 15, 2015) at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ

  • Dinner for two at Peter’s of Millburn, walking distance to the Paper Mill Playhouse

  • The Untold Stories of Broadway (Volume 1):  Tales from the world’s most favorite theaters by Jennifer Ashley Tepper, musical theater historian, writer and producer, in paperback


Courtesy of Paper Mill Playhouse, Peter’s of Millburn

Market Value = $300

Minimum Bid = $100


#7  Wine Tasting at Lambert Bridge Winery in Sonoma:


This tasting gives you the opportunity to savor exceptional vintages side by side in a relaxing and educational atmosphere conducted at your own private table.


  • A seated Cabernet Sauvignon Vertical for Four People (Available by reservation only at noon and 2 pm; expires 11/15/15)


Courtesy of Lambert Bridge Winery in Sonoma, California

Market Value = $200

Minimum Bid = $100


#8  Romantic Getaway at the Delamar of Southport:  Southport’s new standard for elegance in a timeless setting…


  • One night stay in a deluxe room at the Delamar in Southport

  • Dinner for two at Artisan in the Delamar

  • A bottle of Perrier-Jouet Champagne

  • Gigi’s of Westport ~ a $150 gift certificate towards any beauty treatment plus a $30 certificate for eyebrow shaping

  • Soleil Toile in Westport  ~ A $100 gift certificate from CT’s Lingerie and Swimwear Store


Courtesy of Delamar of Southport, Artisan, Gigi’s of Westport & Soleil Toile

Market Value = $900

Minimum Bid = $350


#9  Barcelona Chef Tasting for Four: 

Barcelona is an Award Winning Spanish Tapas Restaurant in Norwalk. Barcelona was begun in 1995 by Sasa Mahr-Batuz, based on his memories of years of living in Spain and Portugal, and Andy Pforzheimer, based on his 20 years as a chef at world-famous restaurants in France, California and New York.


  • Chef’s Tasting for Four (Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday) ~ chef-selected tapas, entrees and desserts paired with wine

  • $150 Wine Allowance with the Tasting

  • The Cookbook Fairfield County Chef’s Table by Amy Kundrat


Courtesy of Barcelona Wine Bar & Restaurant,

Market Value = $475

Minimum Bid = $250


#10  A Taste of Italy:


  • Polpo Restaurant Greenwich ~ A $100 gift certificate…upscale Italian fare & seafood paired with a premium wine list in an old-world space with piano bar.  (Cannot be used on a Saturday evening)

  • A Bottle of Red…A Bottle of White: Pinot Grigio & Chicco d’Uva

  • Vietri Cake Stand from Lux Bond & Green

  • An Italian-themed deluxe Gift Basket from Indulge by Mercene


Courtesy of Polpo Restaurant Greenwich, International Wine Shop, Lux Bond & Green, Mercene

Market Value = $525

Minimum Bid = $250


#11  An Evening in Fairfield:


  • Fairfield Theatre Company (FTC) ~ Voucher for Two to a show at any of the FTC Venues

  • Osianna Mediterranean Taverna in Fairfield  ~ A $75 Gift Card

  • Westport Nails ~ A Gift Certificate for a Manicure & Pedicure


FTC:  Originally built primarily for theatre productions, StageOne is consistently voted as the best place to hear live music in the entire region because of the quality of the sound, the intimacy of the space, and the caliber of the artists. There are very few venues in the country where the fans can be so close to the world-renowned artists who grace the stage in over 200 concerts and productions a year.


Courtesy of FTC, Osianna Mediterranean Taverna, Westport Nails

Market Value = $200

Minimum Bid = $100


#12  Experiencing Westport:


  • Lenticular Image of Saugatuck Bridge by Artist Miggs Burroughs

  • Two Tickets to a Westport Country Playhouse production during the 2015 Season & Backstage Tour

  • Luxe Wine Bar & Craft Cocktails ~ A Gift Certificate for a Wine Tasting & Cheese Platter for Two

  • Stars in our Eyes by Thomas A. DeLong ~ A Book about the Luminaries of Stage and Screen from Westport & Weston

  • Bar Taco in Westport ~ A Gift Certificate for $60


Miggs Burroughs is a lifelong resident of Westport, and full time graphic artist since 1972. His early Pop Art style paintings and prints were sold in galleries in Boston and New York in the 1970’s, leading to a commission for a U.S. Postage Stamp and four covers for TIME Magazine. More recently, he has won much acclaim for his work with lenticular imagery, which has also been exhibited in several one-man shows throughout Fairfield County since 2003, winning several “Best in Show” awards.


Courtesy of MIggs Burroughs, Westport Country Playhouse, Luxe Wine Bar & Craft Cocktails, Westport Historical Society, Bar Taco

Market Value = $950

Minimum Bid = $300



#13  Get Healthy:


  • Vegan Cooking Session for up to 6 people with Kira Rukin:  Cooking demo of vegan dishes that will then be served to the group.  All food and non-alcoholic beverages included.  Recipes will be shared.  (Please note:  must be on a Wednesday or Thursday from 11 to 2 pm.)

  • Double L Market in Westport ~ A $50 Gift Certificate

  • Get In Shape Personal Training in Westport or Fairfield ~ One month of small group personal training (3 sessions per week) and personal gym bag with goodies

  • Limited edition Godoy cooking accessories


Courtesy of Kira Rukin, Double L Market, Get In Shape, Godoy International

Market Value = $800

Minimum Bid = $200


#14  In The Zen: 


“In curing we look for answers.  In healing we live questions and trust that the insight will come.  The challenge in medicine is not the choice between one or the other.  We need both.” ~ Dr. Paul Epstein


  • One Meditation Session with Dr. Paul Epstein

  • One Massage in Fairfield by a licensed neuromuscular therapist (30+ years of experience)

  • Three 1-hour private sessions of Pilates at BODYWORK Studio


Paul Epstein, ND is a graduate of the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM), specializing in mind-body integrative medicine and mindful healing.


Courtesy of Dr. Paul Epstein, BODYWORK Studio

Market Value = $660

Minimum Bid = $200


#15  Fitness 101:


  • Fitness Factory in Westport  ~ Two 30-Minute Training Sessions and Two Group Exercise Classes

  • Hot Yoga of Fairfield ~ Ten sessions plus a yoga mat (must be a new client or resident of CT)

  • Athletic Shoe Factory ~ A $30 Gift Card

  • One Massage in Fairfield by a licensed neuromuscular therapist (30+ years of experience)

  • The GRANOLA Bar in Westport ~ A Gift Basket


Courtesy of Fitness Factory, Hot Yoga of Fairfield,, Athletic Shoe Factory, The Granola Bar

Market Value = $600

Minimum Bid = $200


#16  Getting a Start in the Entertainment Industry:


  • Photography Session with professional photographer, Suzannah Gold Studio ~ Acting or Professional Head Shots (Pre-shoot consultation and post shoot delivery of all the images on a DVD…does not include edits, touch-ups or printing of the photos.)

  • Singing lesson with vocal coach Susan Terry ~ a forty-five minute session

  • Logo Design with business card layout or 20 hours of Graphic Design by Campbell & Co

  • Garden Cinemas in Norwalk ~ Five Adult Admission Passes


Susan Terry trained under one of the most respected voice teachers in New York, Joan Lader.  Ms. Lader’s students include many leading names in the Broadway, pop and opera world such as Patti LuPone, Kristen Chenowith, Sutton Foster, Frederica Von Stade, and Roberta Flack.. Susan’s extensive training is ongoing as she continues her studies in New York. She studied acting under Ed Morehouse, Michael Howard and Mary Doyle.


Courtesy of Suzannah Gold, Susan Terry, Campbell & Co. & Norwalk Garden Cinemas

Market Value = $1750

Minimum Bid = $350


#17  House Business:


  • $1000 of Tax & Accounting Services towards 2014 tax preparation and planning from Bregman & Company, P.C., a professional tax and accounting firm

  • Home Energy Audit by Soluxe Energy Solutions.  Find out how you can save money on your electric bill.

  • One Oil Change & Safety Check at Christie’s Auto on Cross Highway

  • Dry Cleaning from Sanitary Cleaners  ~ $30 Gift Certificate


Courtesy of Bregman & Co., P.C., Soluxe Engery Solutions, Christie’s Auto, Sanitary Cleaners

Market Value = $1500

Minimum Bid = $200


#18  Feeding Your Brain:


  • Book Group Discussion with Sally Allen PhD (6 – 8 people) ~ 2 to 2.5 hours

  • Three “Advanced Release” Books:  The First Bad Man by Miranda July, Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews and Nora Webster by Colm Toibin

  • Biscotti Bites Basket from “The Bites Company”


Sally Allen earned a PhD from New York University in English Education, with an emphasis in writing and rhetoric, and a MA in English Language and Literature. She has taught writing and literature at New York University, Fairfield University, and Sacred Heart University, and she is currently an associate faculty member in Communications at Post University.


Courtesy of Sally Allen, Dina Upton, owner of “The Bites Company”

Market Value = $350

Minimum Bid = $150


#19  The Art of Meditation:


  • A Meditation Class for 6 – 8 People with Dr. Paul Epstein

  • Tea Basket from Arogya in Westport (Basket includes Vanilla Citrus Natural Soy Candle, Organic Mango Black Tea, Rosemary Handmade Soap, Energy Boost Tea, 4 Tea Tins)

  • The Little Kitchen of Westport ~ $40 Gift Certificate


Paul Epstein, ND is a graduate of the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM), specializing in mind-body integrative medicine and mindful healing. He maintains a thriving private practice in Westport, CT; travels extensively, lecturing, leading workshops and retreats worldwide; and offers imagery and mindfulness healing seminars.


Courtesy of Dr. Paul Epstein, Arogya, The Little Kitchen of Westport

Market Value = $400

Minimum Bid = $200


#20  Vivre L’Instant:


  • Rive Bistro French Kitchen in Westport ~ A $150 Gift Certificate

  • Handmade 22K Gold Leaf Cuff by Évocateur

  • European Wax Center in Westport ~ Two sessions (Must be used by 1/31/15)

  • French-themed Wine Cooler


Rive is a new French Bistro on the Saugatuck River in Westport, created by Chef Eric Sierra whose Bistro des Amis in downtown Westport was, for a decade, the go-to place of some of the world's best French bistro cooking. 


Courtesy of Rive Bistro French Kitchen, Évocateur, Westport Waxing

Market Value = $620

Minimum Bid = $250


#21  The “Trekkie” Package:  Star Trek Fan Dream Basket


  • Includes Blu-Ray releases of The Original Series and The Next Generation, figures, office accessories, a collector’s art book, drinkware, and so much more…


Courtesy of CBS Consumer Products

Market Value = $1750

Minimum Bid = $200


#22  Fashion Forward:


  • A contemporary jewelry set from Carolee New York…earrings, necklace and bracelet (displayed on our silent auction table)

  • A fun, every day handbag from Lynn Ostilly

  • An elegant sweater set and evening bag from Chic Jolie


Courtesy of Carolee, Lynn Ostilly, Chic Jolie

Market Value = $580

Minimum Bid = $150




We will bid for you!


Get into the competitive spirit and send your maximum bid to by 5 pm Friday, November 14th!





























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An elegant evening of cocktails, dining, performances and auction prizes in support of our programming


Saturday, November 15  



Branson Hall at Christ & Holy Trinity

75 Church Lane



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A classic, intimate benefit at a private Westport home


Sunday, October 18



Contemporary Broadway and Off-Broadway

Songs, Scenes & Comedy


Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres


- Where every seat is the best seat in the house - 











a one-time event starring professional New York City-based and local actors/musicians that will pay homage to the best of current and current-ish musicals.  With nods to hits like Fun Home, and Something Rotten, this special benefit will also feature tasty morsels from composers such as Stephen Sondheim, Jason Robert Brown, Alan Menken and George Gershwin. 


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