Calamity West is a Chicago-based, award-winning playwright. She’s an alumna of TimeLine’s Playwrights Collective. Her plays have appeared at Roundabout, Goodman, Jackalope Theatre Company, Steep Theatre Company, Sideshow Theatre, and TimeLine. In 2014 Calamity was recipient of the 3Arts Award. She teaches playwriting at the University of Chicago and Webster University, is a company member at Jackalope Theatre Company, and an artistic associate of Sideshow Theatre Company. Calamity holds a BA in dramatic writing from Webster University and an MFA in creative writing from California College of the Arts. She is represented by ICM Partners. In August 2019 her critically acclaimed play IN THE CANYON will be presented in a staged reading at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Additional plays by Calamity include CHRISTMAS AT HOME (2019); GREETINGS FROM MOSCOW! A LOVE STORY (2018); IN THE CANYON (2018); HINTER (2018); ENGINES AND INSTRUMENTS OF FLIGHT (2016); GIVE IT ALL BACK (2016); ROLLING (2016); IBSEN IS DEAD (2014); THE PEACOCK (2013); and THE GACY PLAY (2012).