The oldest of six children born to a sharecropping family in Georgia, Rose Weaver grew from humble roots into a dynamic, actress, singer, playwright and motivational speaker. Her talent has graced countless productions and she has, over the years, acquired an acting fellowship from Trinity Repertory Company, MFA from Brown University, Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degrees from Providence College, Wheaton College (MA) and Marymount Manhattan College, New York, and a Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts for her outstanding work as a performer.
Most recently, Rose won the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Fellowship in Playwriting 2018 for her solo play, Menopause Mama. 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 at home and in the work place. 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.