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Calamity West

Playwright
2014 3Arts Awards
Theater

Calamity West is a Chicago-based, award-winning playwright. Her plays have appeared at Williamstown Theatre Festival, Roundabout, The Goodman, Jackalope Theatre, Sideshow Theatre, Steep Theatre, and TimeLine. In 2014 Calamity was recipient of the 3Arts Award. Calamity holds a BA in dramatic writing from Webster University and an MFA in creative writing from California College of the Arts. She currently teaches playwriting and literature at Webster University, playwriting at the University of Chicago, and dramatic writing at the Chicago Dramatists. In 2018 Calamity founded the Playwrights Lab at Jackalope Theatre where she is a proud company member. West is represented by ICM Partners and managed by Industry Entertainment.

Featured Artworks

  •  Calamity West artwork GIVE IT ALL BACK by Calamity West
  •  Calamity West artwork GIVE IT ALL BACK by Calamity West
  •  Calamity West artwork HINTER by Calamity West
  •  Calamity West artwork HINTER by Calamity West
  •  Calamity West artwork IN THE CANYON by Calamity West
  •  Calamity West artwork IN THE CANYON by Calamity West
  •  Calamity West artwork ROLLING by Calamity West
  •  Calamity West artwork ROLLING by Calamity West
  •  Calamity West artwork THE GACY PLAY by Calamity West
  •  Calamity West artwork THE GACY PLAY by Calamity West
  •  Calamity West artwork THE GACY PLAY by Calamity West
  •  Calamity West artwork THE GACY PLAY by Calamity West
  •  Calamity West artwork THE PEACOCK by Calamity West
  •  Calamity West artwork THE PEACOCK by Calamity West
  •  Calamity West artwork THE PEACOCK by Calamity West
  •  Calamity West artwork THE PEACOCK by Calamity West
  •  Calamity West artwork GIVE IT ALL BACK by Calamity West