Meet the Team
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 www.stagedreadingmagic.com.
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.
Inge joined JIB Productions in 2011. She graduated from Leiden University Law School in The Netherlands in 1986 and received her post-graduate degree from NYU School of Law thereafter. Inge practiced law in Amsterdam for 2 years before moving permanently to the US and joining the law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell in New York, followed by associate positions at Watson, Farley & Williams and Vedder Price.
During those years in New York, Inge, as a member of The Netherland-American Foundation, organized the Dutch well-known, annual Leiden “Cleveringa Rede” lecture series.
Upon moving to Westport in 1998 with her husband Eric and three young children, she studied and practiced Feng Shui. She was also active as PTA volunteer, including longtime co-chair of the PTA Cultural Arts Committee. These experiences formed the perfect background for working at JIB, which Inge, in her role as Managing Director, continues to adore.