Caity-Shea Violette

Playwright, actor

The Voices and Faces Project

Caity-Shea Violette is aChicago-based playwright, actress, and graduate of The Stories We Tell, TheVoices and Faces Project’s testimonial writing program for survivors of genderbased violence and other human rights violations. Caity-Shea's award-winningwork has been seen in Washington D.C., New York City, Minneapolis, Las Vegas,Toronto, Denver, and Chicago, where it was recently featured at the EdgeTheatre as part of “Words=Change,” a performance co-created by The Voices andFaces Project and Chicago Public Radio’s Stories On Stage. Caity-Shea holds aBFA in Theatre from the University of Minnesota, Duluth, and is a graduate ofthe St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists. Passionate about exploringtrauma, invisible disabilities, and gender-based violence by creating new workfor women on the stage and page, Caity-Shea is a true artist-advocate. Afinalist for the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival New PlayCompetition and the winner of the Kennedy Center's National Partners of theAmerican Theatre Playwriting Excellence Award, she has been nationallyrecognized for her work. And she’s only getting started.