Suzanne Clonts


Amy Scott


Sylvia Caruvana


Sylvia is a stay-at-home mom homeschooling 5 of her 7 children and has been married to her wonderfully supportive husband for 24 years. She was drawn into the RLT world through her son's involvement on the stage. She has a mechanical engineering degree and a love for numbers that allows her to joyfully serve as the RLT Treasurer.

Andrew Bressette

Director of Development

Amanda Swendsen

Director of Productions

Carol Murchland

Member At Large

Carol has been involved with RLT since 2008 and has served on the RLT Board of Directors in different roles off and on since 2010. She has produced six shows and has worked in many capacities in over 50 productions in the past ten years. Carol moved to Rome in 2006 and works at Floyd Medical Center. She is a proud U.S. Army veteran with 15 years service and a former GBI agent. She graduated from Valdosta State College and Florida State University. 

Emily Earp

Director of Marketing / PR

Jeff Ward

Director of Properties

Jeff has been a member of RLT for 6 years and honored to serve on the Board of Directors for the last two.  He fell in love with the theatre while helping back stage and working as an usher when his son, Ryan, became involved in several shows.  Jeff and his wife Jenny own and operate Cornerstone Insurance Solutions, an independent insurance agency here in Rome. 

Kelly Hill

Director of Education

Mary Ortwein

Director Of Membership

Mary moved to Rome from Boston, MA in 1972 when her husband Tommy, a native Roman, finished his 4 yrs. service in the Navy. She completed her bachelor’s degree from Berry College in 1989, and then taught at St. Mary’s School in Rome for 15 yrs. In 1997, after attending RLT plays for many years, Mary auditioned and was cast in ANNE OF GREEN GABLES. Since then, her love for RLT has grown as she has worked backstage, onstage and out front for many productions. Most recently, Mary was employed as RLT Office Manager for 12 years, and now is happy to return to serving on the Board of Directors.

Matthew Cook

Member At Large

Rick Williams

Member At Large

Todd Williams

Director of Guest Relations

I have been coming to see RLT shows for many years, dating back before my first involvement with a show in 2013. My first role was the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz in the spring of 2013. I made a lot of friends during the run of that show, which prompted me to be more involved in such a great place. I went on to have roles in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Grease, Legally Blonde The Musical, The Rocky Horror Show, Drinking Habits, White Christmas and 9 to 5 The Musical. I have also worked back stage for a couple of productions, and have been an assistant director twice and an assistant producer once. At the time of writing this bio, I am working with a team of directors to bring Almost, Maine to the stage. I have been on the board of directors at RLT for 4 years now as Director of Guest Relations. I enjoy working "house" because I enjoy seeing and talking to the patrons while we are taking tickets, selling concessions and ushering folks to their seats. My wife (Nicole) has served on the board of directors and my son (Nash) is an active member of the theatre whether on stage, or making popcorn. I look forward to helping RLT grow and thrive for years to come! While not on stage, I love to play golf, watch a good movie, listen to music and have been a wedding/party dj for over 15 years. 

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Born of the American Little Theatre Movement, Rome Little Theatre is proud to be one of the oldest community theatres in the country.  From its founding in 1933 to its WWII hiatus and its 1956 revival, and from its residencies at the Gordon Theatre and the Maple Street Community Center to its current home at the Historic DeSoto Theatre, RLT is woven artfully into the rich, historical fabric of Rome, Georgia.

For decades, RLT has been committed to entertaining, engaging, and educating our community through the practice and promotion of the theatre arts. Our success is built on the generous contributions of generations of volunteers, donors, and patrons.

The mission of RLT is to present amateur theatrical productions, encourage interest in drama, and contribute to the cultural and educational life of the community. RLT is an active supporter of the Arts in Rome and Floyd County. 

RLT is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.

Rome Little Theatre

530 Broad St

Rome GA 30161



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