Caity-Shea Violette

Caity-Shea Violette

Caity-Shea Violette is a national award-winning playwright and actress. 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...
Caity-Shea Violette is a national award-winning playwright and actress. 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), 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., 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. Caity-Shea is currently pursuing her MFA in Playwriting at Boston University.

Plays

  • 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 moving and darkly funny exploration of partnership, transgenerational 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.
  • Target Behavior
    After being admitted to an adolescent psychiatric unit, Kendra is trapped in a world of safety scissors and suicide checks until she can overcome her target behavior. Caught between the ward and flashbacks of her fractured family, an older boy and the events that led to her hospitalization, she is accompanied by an edgy, entertaining and endearing group of fellow patients and their geeky, but dedicated...
    After being admitted to an adolescent psychiatric unit, Kendra is trapped in a world of safety scissors and suicide checks until she can overcome her target behavior. Caught between the ward and flashbacks of her fractured family, an older boy and the events that led to her hospitalization, she is accompanied by an edgy, entertaining and endearing group of fellow patients and their geeky, but dedicated counselor determined to use therapy games and art projects to guide these teenage trauma survivors from break down to break through. Sharp-witted and unafraid to laugh with the darkness, Target Behavior explores blurred boundaries and the silence that turns them deadly.
  • Disconnect
    When a tragic accident leaves a young woman brain-dead, her partner and estranged mother must come together to choose life or death for the woman they love most.
  • Lily
    13 years after losing their daughter, their annual birthday visit and the mystery behind her death were the last secrets David and Susan could keep, until a new life is at stake.
  • Shadow Boy
    Summoning Ritual and History to aid in his quest, Boy goes to any lengths necessary to escape being possessed by the spirit of his murderous father, The Shadow King.
  • 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".
  • The Battle for Clockwise Castle
    After being transported to an enchanted kingdom held captive under the tyrannical Rat King's rule, a group of orphans team up with the land's former prince-turned-nutcracker and a band of magical creatures to reclaim their home. A feminist, combat-heavy reimagining of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker, The Battle for Clockwise Castle explores the power of uniting to fight for what matters most in this epic holiday tale.