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Founded in 2016

About Rome Shakespeare Festival

Rome Shakespeare Festival Georgia


At the Rome Shakespeare Festival, our mission is to ignite the spirit of creativity and artistic excellence through captivating theatrical performances and enriching educational workshops. We are dedicated to nurturing the talents of local Rome artists, actors, musicians, and students while captivating audiences from across the nation. Through the timeless beauty of Shakespearean works and innovative programming, we strive to cultivate a vibrant cultural community that celebrates the transformative power of the arts.


The inspiration for the Rome Shakespeare Festival came while one of the founders was walking downtown. As Gail Deschamps, founder and Artistic director, walked across the Chief John Ross Memorial Bridge one day and looked at the Town Green, she said she had "an epiphany". "It was the perfect place to do Shakespeare," she said. "Perfect."

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Our vision is to create a world where professional theatre is accessible to all, regardless of background or circumstance. We envision a community where everyone has the opportunity to experience the magic of live performances, fostering a deeper appreciation for the arts and enriching the lives of individuals and families alike. By breaking down barriers and promoting inclusivity, we aim to create a more vibrant and connected society, where the arts serve as a catalyst for inspiration, empathy, and social change.

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