Grants & Development

2015 A Room of Her Own Writing Retreat and Waves Discussion Series (Abiquiu, NM)
Caity-Shea was selected as a participating writer in AROHO's writing retreat and waves discussion series.

2014 Imagine Fund Grant, University of Minnesota (Duluth, MN)
$5,000 grant to develop the new musical “NashVegas Grace”, book by Caity-Shea Violette, Music & Lyrics by Charity and Mark Heimermann.

2014 Artist-in-Residence at Halcyon Theatre (Chicago, IL)
Yearlong residency that supported the development and readings of new work.

2012/2013 Kennedy Center National Festival ACTF (Washington, D.C.)
Two weeklong residencies included workshops from: Kirsten Greenidge, Samuel D. Hunter, Jeremy Cohen (Playwrights Center of Minneapolis), Curt Columbus, (Trinity Rep), Adrien Alice Hansel (Studio Theatre), Shirley Serotsky (Theater J), John Baker (Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company), Sharon Ott (Seattle Rep and Berkeley Rep).

2012 University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV)
Weeklong residency as a result of winning the National Partners of the American Theatre Playwriting Excellence Award, “Playwriting and Transition to the Screen” led by Sean Clarke. Included lectures and full workshop/discussion of Caity-Shea’s full-length play “Target Behavior”.

2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 UROP Grants, University of Minnesota (Duluth, MN)
Caity-Shea was the recipient of four separate $1400 grants to research and write new plays under the advisement of playwright and HarperColins published author Tom Isbell.

2008 New Play Development Workshop, St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists (Saint Paul, MN)
Semester of playwriting classes culminating in a three-week intensive development process and workshop production of a new one-act play. Led by playwright Cory Hinkle in association with the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis, MN.