Caity-Shea Violette is a national award-winning playwright whose work stories makes invisible disabilities, complex trauma, and gender-based violence more accessible to wider audiences. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Playwriting at Boston University. A Minnesota Native, she holds a BFA in Theatre from the University of Minnesota, Duluth and is a graduate of the St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists. Caity-Shea is passionate about exploring trauma, invisible disabilities, and gender-based violence by creating new work. She is a member of Dramatists Guild of America.
In addition to her work as an artist, Caity-Shea is also an access advocate in the theatrical community. She was named part of ADA 25 Advancing Leadership's 2017 Fellows Class, a program for emerging leaders with disabilities who are committed to creating change. Since 2014, Caity-Shea has worked with The Voices and Faces Project, a nonprofit that empowers survivors of sexual violence and human trafficking to share their stories.