Caity-Shea+VIolette

biography

Caity-Shea Violette is a national award-winning playwright. Her internationally produced plays include TARGET BEHAVIOR (Kennedy Center’s National Partners of the American Theatre Playwriting Excellence Award Winner, Kennedy Center’s David Mark Cohen National Playwriting Award Semifinalist, The Lark’s Shakespeare’s Sister Playwriting Fellowship Semifinalist), REAP THE GROVE (Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference Semifinalist, Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival New Play Competition Finalist), THE STAND (Susan Glaspell Playwriting Festival National Award Winner), DISCONNECT (Kennedy Center’s Ten-Minute Play Competition National Finalist), and others. Her work has been produced and/or developed at such places as the Kennedy Center, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Theatre InspiraTO, Ignition Arts, and more. She is a member of Dramatists Guild of America.

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 through testimonial writing. Her co-adaptation of LIVED THROUGH THIS, a novel by the founder of the organization Anne K. Ream, was recently presented as part of an event held during the United Nations’ 63rd Annual Commission on the Status of Women. 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.

Caity-Shea earned her BFA in Theatre from University of Minnesota, Duluth and is a graduate of St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Playwriting at Boston University.