RSF announces partnership with the City of Summerville and Trion City Schools
Rome Shakespeare Festival will bring A Midsummer Night's Dream to the children at Trion Elementary on Friday, November 6th. On Saturday November 7th, the cast will entertain Chattanooga's Tennessee Valley Railroad tourists at the Summerville Depot and that same Saturday night, a fundraiser will be held at the Tooga Theatre to raise money for this downtown Summerville building renovations.
Rome's Downtown Development Authority has agreed to partner with organizers of the Rome Shakespeare Festival on an outdoor production in 2016. The DDA on Thursday authorized Director Ann Arnold to seek a $15,000 state tourism grant on behalf of the fledgling Rome-based theater troupe. The organization is being founded by Gail Deschamps, as artistic director, along with Tracy Hellriegel, as managing director. Deschamps previously served as artistic director for the Florida Shakespeare Festival. Hellriegel is a longtime special events planner and theater buff.