Calamity West

Calamity West is a Chicago-based, award-winning playwright and screenwriter. Her plays have appeared at The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Roundabout, The Goodman Theatre, Jackalope Theatre, Steep Theatre, and TimeLine – to name a few. She holds a BA in dramatic writing from Webster University and an MFA in creative writing from California College of the Arts. She teaches playwriting and literature at her alma mater of Webster University and playwriting at the University of Chicago. In 2018 she founded the Playwrights Lab at Jackalope Theatre where she is a proud company member. In 2014 she won the 3Arts Award in theatre. Calamity is currently developing her newest play "The Last Supper and Three Years Later" with The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute in New York as recipient of the Clifford Odets Ensemble Play Commission. West is represented by Di Glazer at CAA. You can learn more about Calamity by going to