Richard West is a recovering dreamer and world traveler who has been a writer musician and actor on various occasions. Amonst his plays are Warhol in Hell, Bohemia on Wry, Sex and the Single Samurai, Enlightenment on the Installment Plan, and he wrote three more with Lissa Moira: Sexual Psychobabble, Who Murdered Love and The Best Sex of the XX Century Sale. Richard is a two time Jerome Foundation grantee.
His one man shows have included Coastal Complexes, The Hip Revival Hour, Daffodils for Duchamp, Café Vanity, Coming of Age Amonst the Urban Savages, Coming of Age in a Stoned Decade, The Blue Monkey, The Floating Duck Variety Show, Going Out of Democracy Sale, The Grand Theft Inaugural Ball, Variety Show and You Sure Got a Lot of Nirvana.
He had a radio career on the West Coast (KPFA, KSAM), did a Manhattan Cable TV show (That's More Like It) and has performed music performance at venues ranging from The Limelight, Theater Row Mudd Club, Knitting Factory and the Village Gate performing satirical and serious songs and East-West exotic fusion music. Recently he has collaborated on writing a song cycle with Lissa: The Son of a Bush from Texas and related songs. Richard is still asking the question: “If life is a stage when is the rehearsal over?”