Caity-Shea Violette

Caity-Shea Violette

Caity-Shea Violette is a national award-winning playwright. 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 National Semi-Finalist), REAP THE GROVE (O'Neill Playwrights Conference Semifinalist, Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary...
Caity-Shea Violette is a national award-winning playwright. 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 National Semi-Finalist), REAP THE GROVE (O'Neill Playwrights Conference Semifinalist, Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival New Play Competition Finalist), THE STAND (2019 Susan Glaspell New Play Festival National Award Winner), and others. 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. More at www.caitysheaviolette.com

Plays

  • Women: in Space! GASLIGHT SUPERNOVA
    Captain Niyah Adisa and her crew embark on an intergalactic mission to rescue her husband from a vicious tribe of humanoid women determined to get revenge on their perceived male oppressors. But the line between heroes and villains blur as these “strong female characters” realize they’re underdeveloped pawns in a scheme to save the career of a screenwriter embroiled in a salacious scandal. Weaving between a...
    Captain Niyah Adisa and her crew embark on an intergalactic mission to rescue her husband from a vicious tribe of humanoid women determined to get revenge on their perceived male oppressors. But the line between heroes and villains blur as these “strong female characters” realize they’re underdeveloped pawns in a scheme to save the career of a screenwriter embroiled in a salacious scandal. Weaving between a bright elevated sci-fi universe and the dark grounded reality underneath it, Women: in Space! is an action-packed, mind-bending journey through time and space to give female characters trapped in the male gaze the chance to fully realize themselves.
  • Credible.
    Living at the intersection of the opioid epidemic and #MeToo movement, Credible. is a one-woman show that explores the true story of relearning how to live in my body after years of mysterious chronic pain, complex trauma, and overprescription. Credible. blends dark humor, raw vulnerability, and bold theatricality to chronicle this decade-long discovery process from the inside out, illuminating the impact of...
    Living at the intersection of the opioid epidemic and #MeToo movement, Credible. is a one-woman show that explores the true story of relearning how to live in my body after years of mysterious chronic pain, complex trauma, and overprescription. Credible. blends dark humor, raw vulnerability, and bold theatricality to chronicle this decade-long discovery process from the inside out, illuminating the impact of gender bias in the medical system and emphasizing the life-saving power of having your pain seen and believed.
  • Rx Machina
    Rx Machina explores the human cost of pharmaceutical marketing through the eyes of five women on the front lines of the opioid epidemic. The play weaves together intimate, character-driven storytelling with stylized vignettes of the American healthcare machine and dark, spectacular fantasies that theatricalize the inner conflict of our protagonist, Mara. After being promoted to market opioids to doctors as a...
    Rx Machina explores the human cost of pharmaceutical marketing through the eyes of five women on the front lines of the opioid epidemic. The play weaves together intimate, character-driven storytelling with stylized vignettes of the American healthcare machine and dark, spectacular fantasies that theatricalize the inner conflict of our protagonist, Mara. After being promoted to market opioids to doctors as a pharmaceutical sales rep, Mara must reconcile her industry’s glitzy indulgence with the raw reality of overprescription that she discovers at a pain management clinic. Rx Machina unpacks big pharma's impact on everyday American culture and illuminates the search for humanity in a healthcare system that views patients as consumers and pain as profitable.
  • slow jam
    Following their sex therapist's advice, Jamie and Charlie try to set the mood as they practice staying present during physical intimacy. A tenderly clumsy attempt to reclaim sexual connection in the wake of trauma.
  • 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...
    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 tender and darkly funny exploration of partnership, intergenerational trauma, and the anticipated grief of death with dignity.
  • The Stand
    After surviving years of abuse, Alicia is now being held in Cook County Jail in Chicago for her husband's murder. When her public defender presents a deal offered by the DA, Alicia must now choose between guaranteed jail time away from her young son or risking a life sentence to tell her story in court. The Stand is an exploration of the impossible choices created in the wake of domestic violence and the...
    After surviving years of abuse, Alicia is now being held in Cook County Jail in Chicago for her husband's murder. When her public defender presents a deal offered by the DA, Alicia must now choose between guaranteed jail time away from her young son or risking a life sentence to tell her story in court. The Stand is an exploration of the impossible choices created in the wake of domestic violence and the limited options the criminal justice system offers survivors.
  • Take Care
    Before the nation turned its attention to the opioid epidemic, chronic pain patients and the people who loved them had long experienced the devastating consequences of overprescription. Once the impact was addressed, they faced the new challenge of abrupt changes in their care plans aimed to get people off of medications they never should have been given for long-term use. TAKE CARE explores the impact an...
    Before the nation turned its attention to the opioid epidemic, chronic pain patients and the people who loved them had long experienced the devastating consequences of overprescription. Once the impact was addressed, they faced the new challenge of abrupt changes in their care plans aimed to get people off of medications they never should have been given for long-term use. TAKE CARE explores the impact an unexplained chronic illness has on a marriage where 'in sickness' loses the certainty of 'in health,' leaving a woman desperate to be free from her pain.
  • Save The Date
    Hours from her wedding, Andrea meets her estranged lover in their park. A tug-of-war between passion and timing, they explore the expiration date of "the one that got away".