Playwright, Actress, Nonprofit Development
Caity-Shea Violette is a national award-winning playwright and actress currently pursuing her MFA in Playwriting at Boston University. Her work has been seen in Chicago, Washington D.C., NYC, Minneapolis, Las Vegas, Toronto, Denver, and more. 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.
After being named the winner of Artemisia Theatre's 2017 Fall Festival, REAP THE GROVE will be part of an extended development process led by director Julie Proudfoot before its World Premiere Production in June 2020.