WILL LACKER is a writer and teacher who has called New York City home for almost two decades. Originally from St. Petersburg, Florida, he moved to the city to study theatre and has been writing, directing, and producing plays ever since. While theatre is at the heart of Will's work, he also writes comics, screenplays, fiction, and is a D&D dungeon master.
In addition to writing, Will teaches English at Queens College with subjects including: Creative Writing, Creative Non-Fiction, Intro to Poetry, Intro to American Literature, and Introduction to Drama.
Musicals: The Pelican, Bittersweet Lullaby, Starshine, Edison, Republic
Plays: Catch the Westbound, The Invasion, The Custodian, Chupacabra,
One Acts: Neversink, Challenger Deep, Birds of a Feather, and Trials of a Scientific Mind.
Comics: Kin Comics (With illustrator Kati Lacker), Mind Palace (w/ illustrator Eryck Tait)
Will's projects have been seen at The Player's Theater, Merkin Concert Hall, The Flea Theater, NYC Fringe, Gene Frankel Theater, Kraine Theater, Manhattan Repertory Theater, Woodstock Fringe, Alexandra Film Festival, and Gen Con Film Festival.
Education: BA from Marymount Manhattan, MFA from Queens College, UCB improv school graduate.
Honors and Awards:
Selected: NAMT's 34th Annual Festival of New Musicals, Frank Young Fund for New Musicals Grant. Finalist: San Diego State University New Initiative.
Awarded: Best Book, Best Director - SOUND BITES 6.0, Best One Act - Central PA Theater Fest, Players Theatre Short Play Festival, Manhattan Repertory One Act Fest.
Member: Theatre Now"s Musical Theatre Writers Lab, Dramatists Guild and ASCAP.