Caity-Shea Violette is a national award-winning playwright who makes stories about gender, invisible disabilities, and complex trauma accessible to wider audiences. Her plays include TARGET BEHAVIOR (Kennedy Center’s National Partners of the American Theatre Playwriting Excellence Award Winner, Kennedy Center’s David Mark Cohen National Playwriting Award National Semi-Finalist, Shakespeare’s Sister Playwriting Fellowship National Semi-Finalist), REAP THE GROVE (Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival New Play Competition Finalist), THE STAND (InspiraTO Playwriting Contest Finalist), DISCONNECT (Kennedy Center’s Ten-Minute Play Competition National Finalist), SAVE THE DATE (InspiraTO Playwriting Contest Finalist), LILY (Kennedy Center’s Ten-Minute Play Competition National Semi-Finalist) and others. Her work has been produced and/or developed at such places as the Kennedy Center, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Artemisia Theatre, Theatre InspiraTO, Commission Theatre Co., 20% Theatre Company, E.D.G.E. Youth Theatre, Ignition Arts, and more. She is a member of Dramatists Guild of America.
Caity-Shea earned her BFA in Theatre from 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.
Awards and Recognition Include:
Susan Glaspell Playwriting Festival National Award (Winner)
Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival New Play Competition (National Finalist)
The Kennedy Center's National Partners of the American Theatre Playwriting Excellence Award (Winner)
Shakespeare's Sister Playwriting Fellowship (National Semi-Finalist),
InspiraTO Playwriting Contest (Selected piece in 2015 and 2019)
Kennedy Center’s Irene Ryan Acting Competition (National Finalist)
Kennedy Center's David Mark Cohen National Playwriting Award (National Semi-Finalist)
Kennedy Center's National Ten-Minute Play Competition (National Finalist, National Semi-Finalist)
Kennedy Center's John Cauble for Outstanding Short Play (Regional Runner-Up)