He has directed over 40 plays, working at theatres such as Actors Theater of Louisville, The Guthrie Theater, and Trinity Repertory Company, and has been a member of a directing team on Broadway twice in the past three years. He co-created the play We Declare You a Terrorist which won a new play award from Actors Theater of Louisville in 2001 and was recently accepted into the New Harmony Project.
His screenplay Five Jakes and Tom was a finalist in the Screamfest competition and was recently awarded a production grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission and will begin preproduction in July.
He served as Artistic Director of Magic Carpet Children's Theater
in Fort Lauderdale and then of Mythmakers Theater Company, based in
Georgetown, South Carolina. West received his Master of Fine Arts
degree in directing from University of California at San Diego.