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AboutCurrently, Rose is the winner of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Fellowship in Playwriting for her solo play, Menopause Mama. Rose stopped working on the play, which she began in early 2000's, when family members were ill and she became their caregiver. Several years later, she is back writing to complete the piece and publish it. The review panel made suggestions and Rose is working on those. She performs Menopause Mama for organizations that promote gender equity, resist ageism, acknowledge and support the rites of passage that girls, women, and men experience.

Rose also performs:

Rose: Weaver of Story and Song, a memoir to performance staged reading about coming of age as an artist in Rhode Island

Sings and leads her Honeysuckle Rose Band. It has been featured recently at Waterfire Providence. As a sassy jazz singer and narrator, Rose has been a featured vocalist with the Marian Anderson String Quartet, The Smithsonian Jazz Orchestra, The Duke Ellington Orchestra, The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra and Conrad Janis and the Beverly Hills Unlisted Jazz Band.

Performs her solo piece, Ethel Waters Still Rises, songs and stories about America's first black female superstar.

Sings Songs from The American Songbook


As a sassy jazz singer and narrator, she has been a featured vocalist with the Marian Anderson String Quartet, The Smithsonian Jazz Orchestra, The Duke Ellington Orchestra, The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra and Conrad Janis and the Beverly Hills Unlisted Jazz Band.


Ms. Weaver’s film and television credits include the recent short film, The 6th Amendment (The 6th Amendment (Short 2017) - IMDbPro), The Brotherhood, The Accused, opposite Jodie Foster, In the Heat of the Night, opposite Carroll O’Connor, L.A. LAW, The Young and the Restless, Lady in White, Poetic Justice, Go Tell It On the Mountain, numerous radio plays for Scribbling Women and commercials.

Rose Weaver received the Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts, along with Stephen Sondheim and John Updike, for her outstanding work as a performer. NBC Television submitted her for Emmy consideration for her work on In the Heat of the Night opposite the late Carroll O’Connor.


She was born into a sharecropper's family in McDonough, Georgia, the first of six children. As a little girl, Rose explored the sounds of nature as her parents picked cotton and other crops to

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