CAITY-SHEA VIOLETTE

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Playwright & Actress

Personal Website: http://caitysheaviolette.com/

Caity-Shea Violette is a national award-winning playwright whose work explores gender, invisible disabilities, and complex trauma. Her internationally produced plays include TARGET BEHAVIOR (Kennedy Center’s National Partners of the American Theatre Playwriting Excellence Award Winner, 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), and others. She is a member of the 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 trafficking to share their stories through testimonial writing. Caity-Shea earned her BFA in Theatre from the 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.

Areas of Expertise: Development, Marketing/PR, Program Development

Interests: Advocacy Writing Workshops, Creative Nonfiction, Playwriting, Testimonial Writing, Theater Accessibility Advocacy, Trauma-Informed Theatre