scot west

Actor in Chicago, Illinois

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Scot West is currently appearing as Bernard in ARCADIA (directed by Ted Hoerl) with Promethean Theatre.

"West doesn't shy away from his character's insufferable elements, but neither does he play Nightingale as simply all flash and no substance. The various ways he tweaks Hannah, and rises to the bait when she tweaks in kind, give us glimpses of romantic, intuitive brand of intelligence defending itself in the age of technology and readily accessed facts."

He just finished working on the workshop production of Sandra Delgado's FELONS AND FAMILIAS for Chicago Dramatists/Theatre by the Lake and recently took part in a workshop with the esteemed Elevator Repair Service. He understudied the role of James in the world premiere of Ike Holter's THE WOLF AT THE END OF THE BLOCK for Teatro Vista, directed by Ricardo Gutierrez and played six roles (including two bear and a mastodon) in the world premiere of PRINCE MAX'S TREWLY AWFUL TRIP TO THE DESOLAT INTERIOR for Red Theatre, directed by Elizabeth Lovelady.

in 2015-16, he appeared as Trigorin in THE SEAGULL at the Artistic Home Theatre (where he previously appeared in WATCH ON THE RHINE, INTERROGATION and MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET) and in a staged workshop of Kristiana Rae Colon's TILIKUM for Sideshow Theatre, also appearing in the world premieres of Idris Goodwin’s THE RAID and as Donald Rumsfeld in LUNACY at Jackalope Theatre.

Other Chicago appearences include Griffin Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of MEN SHOULD WEEP (directed by Robin Witt), which won the esteemed Jeff Award for Best Production. as well as productions and readings with Buzz22, Victory Gardens, Rasaka Theatre, Oak Park Festival Theatre, 16th Street Theatre, Vintage Theatre Collective, Prop Thtr, Chicago Dramatists, among others. He can also be seen in the short "Doctor Recalls Average-Looking Sibling Who Inspired Him To Go Into Cosmetic Surgery" for The Onion.

He has an MFA in Acting from the Ohio University Professional Actor Training Program and is a member of MICHA, the Michael Chekhov Association.

  • Education
    • MFA
    • Ohio University Professional Actor Training Program