HERStory Yard Sale for Rose Weaver as she heads to Georgia – Ann Clanton

By Ann Clanton, “Speak-Up” contributing writer

Rhode Island Treasure of A Stage and Screen Heads to Hollywood of the South 

Award winning actress and Trinity Repertory Theater alumni, Rose Weaver is heading home to Georgia. Before Rose leaves, the Rhode Island community will have an opportunity to purchase a piece of HERStory at an estate sale of her Rhode Island and career memories.

Having recently completed filming a movie in small town outside of Boston, Rose says she is moving to be closer to family and film work in the “The Hollywood of the South”, Atlanta, but plans to stay connected to Rhode Island, “My best friends and memories are here,” Rose said.

On July 31st Rose will head 1,065 miles south to Georgia with the help of a friend. Rose plans to divide her time between her home town and Rhode Island. “I will continue doing projects in Rhode Island when I am called and they feel right for me. 

Among Rose’s recent projects are the first digital Directory of Black Artists in Rhode Island in collaboration with Arnell Milhouse who will host the directory on his  website. 

The long time Providence resident is hosting an apartment sale comprised of memorabilia, and items representing her time as a Rhode Island and Trinity Theater actress.  

The event/sale will be held on Saturday, July 17, 12-7p.m. 

For information on the HERStory Yard Sale, email Rose and she will send the details.

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. 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.


Ann-Allison Clanton was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island. As principle of Ann Clanton Communications, Ann has more than two decades of experience as a communications and public affairs consultant. She has written features and profiles articles for the Providence American Newspaper and Ethnic Online Magazine.

Among the notable persons interviewed include former U. S. Ambassador Andrew Young, Dr. Cornell West, former Florida Congressman Allen West (R-FL) and Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey Circus first African American Ringmaster, Johnathan Lee Iverson.

Ann is the founder of the Rhode Island Black Film Festival and a founding member of the Southern New England Association of Black Journalists.