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Meet the Team

Artistic Leadership

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Co-Founder and Artistic Director

On stage highlights: Pippin (for Bob Fosse); Minnie’s Boys; A Chorus Line (original Broadway cast); Caroline, or Change; Cabaret; Over the River and Through the Woods; Crossing Delancy; Ruthless! ; and Agnes – a one woman play on the life and work of choreographer Agnes de Mille, performed at the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian and theaters and colleges around the country. She studied theatre at Boston University, has her BFA from Juilliard in dance, and had the pleasure of directing two Booked for the Evenings (Jon Meacham and Nile Rogers) at the Westport Public Library. The author of “Staged Reading Magic,” (published 2017 by Smith and Kraus), Ms. Schweid has directed over a hundred staged readings of short plays in her role as Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Play With Your Food. Learn more about Carole's book at



Executive Producer 

Diana joined JIB Productions in 2014 as the Director of Marketing and Development and was named Producer one year later.  She began her career in the advertising industry and has spent nearly 30 years in the not-for-profit arena as a marketing and fundraising professional, working for cultural organizations such as the Asian Cultural Council, The Brooklyn Museum and The Westport Arts Center.


Always an active volunteer, Diana has worked on pro bono accounts while in advertising, served as President of Temple Israel in Westport, volunteered in the Weston school system and has held numerous positions for Brown University since receiving her undergraduate degree in 1982. Diana also holds an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business.


She considers JIB Productions to be the most perfect “job” she’s ever had as it combines her business acumen and experience with her love and passion for theater. Diana is married to David and has three adult children.


Katherine Ross

Catering Manager

Katherine Ross is an artist and art educator who served as a volunteer for

Play With Your Food before joining the JIB team as Catering Manager in 2022. 

As an artist, Katherine exhibits her work throughout Fairfield County and New York and has won numerous awards for her work. She has permanent installations at the Westport Historical Society, Westport's Permanent Art Collection, The Smithsonian Institute, and her collaborative work with students hang in several of the

Westport schools and at Longshore Park.

Katherine has been teaching art for 20 years, privately and as an artist in residence at numerous schools, museums and centers in the Northeast. She has been involved in Westport Arts Education as a committee member and has also chaired several town art committees.

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