CALAMITY WEST

Hey! Calamity here. 
Thanks for visiting the site.
Some info about me:
I'm a Chicago-based, award-winning playwright. My plays have appeared at Williamstown Theatre Festival, Roundabout, The Goodman, Jackalope Theatre, Sideshow Theatre, Steep Theatre, Victory Gardens, and TimeLine. I hold a BA in dramatic writing from Webster University and an MFA in creative writing from California College of the Arts. I currently teach playwriting at the University of Chicago, Webster University,
and Chicago Dramatists. In 2018 I founded the Playwrights Lab at Jackalope Theatre where I am a proud company member. In 2014 I was recipient of the 3Arts Award in theatre.
I am represented by ICM Partners and managed by Industry Entertainment.

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ENGINES
P A N G E A
MOSCOW
 
HINTER
IN THE CANYON
ROLLING
THE PEACOCK
IN THE CANYON
COOL FOR FIVE SECONDS - Production Still
GIVE IT ALL BACK
IN THE CANYON
Courtesy of TimeLine Theatre Company. Ph
THE GACY PLAY
 

THOUGHTS ON 
CALAMITY'S WORK

"West is a colossal Chicago talent with a formidable intellect..." - Chicago Tribune

“…an essential Chicago-style voice…” – Chicago Tribune

“Calamity West…is, without question, a name to watch.” – Chicago Tribune

“Calamity West manages to hook you in and get you comfortable only to take you places no one wants to see clearly.” – Third Coast

“West writes like a vise, slowly tightening the screws until her characters are trapped and her audience is rapt.” – Windy City Times

“West’s writing really hits the zeitgeist. She’s an important voice in the world...” – PerformInk

“West, a Chicago writer with an ebullient sense of theatricality, is the real deal..."  – Chicago Tribune

 “…a leading aesthetic innovator of storefront realism as well as a tough-as-nails moralist.” – Chicago Reader

 
Courtesy of TimeLine Theatre Company. Ph
ENGINES AND INSTRUMENTS OF FLIGHT
THE GACY PLAY
HINTER
GREETINGS FROM MOSCOW! Courtesy of TimeL
GIVE IT ALL BACK
Courtesy of TimeLine Theatre Company. Ph
IBSEN IS DEAD
HINTER
GIVE IT ALL BACK
 

PLAYS BY
CALAMITY WEST

click on titles for additional information.

 

CONTACT

ICM PARTNERS 

Di Glazer

dglazer@icmpartners.com 

INDUSTRY ENTERTAINMENT 

Brandy Rivers 

brandyr@industryentertainment.com

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