Calamity West

Calamity West is a Chicago-based, Kilroys-cited, award-winning playwright. Her new play Hinter will have its world premiere at Steep Theatre Company in the winter of 2018. Her newest play In the Canyon is currently in development at Jackalope Theater Company, and she recently joined TimeLine Theatre Company’s Playwrights Collective where she will be in residency for the next two years. Other full-length plays by Ms. West include: Engines and Instruments of Flight: A Fantasia by Calamity West (2017, developed in Goodman Theatre’s Playwrights Unit); Rolling (2016); Give It All Back (2015, Kilroys List); Ibsen Is Dead (2014); The Peacock (2013, Kilroys honorable mention); The Gacy Play (2012); and Common Hatred (2012). Calamity is a company member of Jackalope Theatre Company and an artistic associate of Sideshow Theatre Company. She teaches playwriting at the University of Chicago and Webster University, and is represented by The Gersh Agency.