It’s biting and funny, unrelenting and touching, and has four great roles for women. This play hurts so good.
— Fair Play Podcast

Reap The Grove

Sandra's estranged family is reunited to spend her final days together before she ends her life on her own terms following a terminal diagnosis. While Sandra bounces from reality to a timeless space between life and death, her daughters are also in personal moments of transformation- one passionately committed to saving the planet even if she can't save her marriage, the other has only recently found success in substance use treatment and arrives six months pregnant. Reap The Grove is a moving and darkly funny exploration of partnership, transgenerational trauma, and the anticipated grief of death with dignity.

Cast size: 4 women / Run time: 1 hour, 40 minutes w/ intermission

Development & Production* History:
Workshop/Staged Reading: Artemisia Theatre, Chicago - 2019
Staged Reading: Ignition Arts, Oklahoma City - 2019
Staged Reading: Artemisia Theatre, Chicago - 2017

*A non-union one-act version of the play was previously performed by a small theatre company in Detroit. The current full script has had staged readings and a workshop, but has yet to receive a full production. World Premiere rights are still available.

Finalist, Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival Play Contest - 2017
Winner, Artemisia Theatre's 2017 Fall Festival, Artemisia Theatre- 2017

Playwright Caity-Shea Violette captures the tension of a fractured family beautifully with her dialogue.
— Encore Michigan