grants & development

2019 Cape May National Playwrights Symposium
Caity-Shea received a scholarship to attend the National Playwrights Symposium where she wrote and workshopped a new short play.

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

2014 Imagine Fund Grant, University of Minnesota
$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
Yearlong residency that supported the development and readings of new work.

2012/2013 Kennedy Center National Festival ACTF
Two weeklong residencies included workshops from industry professionals.

2012 Playwriting and Transition to the Screen, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Weeklong residency as a result of winning the National Partners of the American Theatre Playwriting Excellence Award.

2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 UROP Grants, University of Minnesota
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.