Calamity West

Through 2025, Calamity West will be developing her work at Primary Stages as a member of the Dorothy Strelsin New American Writers Group. Additionally, West is working on her newest play FEAST! at The Lortel Theatre in NYC as an awardee of Alcove At The Lortel.

Calamity West is a Chicago-based, award-winning playwright and screenwriter. Her plays have appeared at Primary Stages, The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Roundabout, The Goodman Theatre, Jackalope Theatre, and Steep Theatre – 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.

West is represented by CAA and managed by Curate.