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Pictured: Cara Beth Heath.
Red Theater has announced the addition of two new members to its organization according to a recent press release. Under Artistic Director Aaron Sawyer, Red Theater welcomed Board Member Caity-Shea Violette and Literary Coordinator Cara Beth Heath.
From The Press Release:
Caity-Shea Violette, Board Member, is a Chicago-based playwright, actress, and nonprofit marketing and development professional. Her national award-winning work has been seen in Washington D.C., New York City, Minneapolis, Las Vegas, Toronto, Denver, and Chicago. She holds a BFA in Theatre from the University of Minnesota, Duluth and is a graduate of the St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists. Caity-Shea is particularly passionate about exploring trauma, invisible disabilities, and gender-based violence by creating new work for women on the stage and page.
Caity-Shea is also an advocate for access and equality in the theatrical community and beyond. She is the Manager of Marketing and Communications at Thresholds, a nonprofit that brings healthcare, housing services, and hope to over 10,000 people experiencing mental illnesses in Illinois each year. She was named part of ADA 25 Advancing Leadership’s 2017 Fellows Class, an initiative inspired by the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act for leaders with disabilities who are deeply engaged in the civic life of the Chicago region and advancing in their careers.
Cara Beth Heath, Literary Coordinator, has an MFA in Playwriting from Western Michigan University and a BA in Creative Writing from the College of Charleston. While in Kalamazoo for her MFA, she became a founding member of the Metallic Mannequin Company, an independent theater group dedicated to producing locally developed art.
She’s twice visited the Kennedy Center to study dramaturgy and once more for directing, and participated in Kalamazoo festivals for Theatre Kalamazoo and Activate Midwest. Her full-length plays CAGED SISTER, THE BREAKING, and GOOD ENOUGH have received productions and staged readings throughout Michigan. She now lives in Chicago, IL and works with various theater companies as in development, season selection, and dramaturgy.
For more information on Red Theater visit redtheater.org