The culture of sharing of one’s creative talents is deeply embedded in the hearts of our artists and performers in Southeastern New England. Few demonstrate more passion and willingness to share their stories through narrative performance than Rose Weaver.
With a 45-year career on stage and screen, the legendary Ms. Weaver has captured the imagination and hearts of the public with riveting acting performances and her extraordinary singing voice. Born in Georgia, Rose first came to New England to attend the elite Wheaton College and it was upon graduation that she won a prestigious fellowship at Trinity Repertory Company where she honed her craft under the mentorship of Adrian Hall. Weaver went on to become a much sought after club singer and a lead actor at Trinity Rep. Her salute to blues great Billie Holiday, “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill,” remains the longest running show in the theatre’s history, she says.
Ms. Weaver has received numerous awards throughout her career including the Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts in 2000. Her prestigious acting resume includes acting alongside Jodie Foster, Carroll O’Connor, Maya Angelou, Janet Jackson, Alfre Woodard, and Ving Rhames to name just a few. Having returned to Rhode Island in 2015, Rose has immersed herself back into the fabric of the community artist’s life with stage performances that feature a dynamic blend of music and storytelling.
RIPR is thrilled to welcome Ms. Weaver and her five-piece ensemble, Honeysuckle Rose Band, as our headlining performer for the Saturday, May 19 portion of our 20 Years of Sound + Vision weekend celebration.