Will Dagger has helped develop new work at EST, New Dramatists, The Lark, Primary Stages, Colt Couer, Lesser America, The Actors Studio, The Pearl Theatre, The New Group, and Naked Angels. Recent acting credits include Among The Dead (Ma-Yi), The Convent of Pleasure (Cherry Lane), Trees in their youth (Signature Center), Latter Days (Ars Nova), Wood Calls Out To Wood (Brooklyn College Weasel Festival at The Public), Verano Place (FringeNYC Outstanding Ensemble), Pucker Up and Blow (FringeNYC Best Overall Play), and Napoleon in Exile (59E59). His performance in a short film adaptation of the latter earned him Best Actor Award from the 30under30 Festival. Will is a co-founder and director of Calliope, a theatre company that devises large-ensemble hyperrealistic plays through long-form improvisation loosely inspired by classic works of literature and poetry. He has directed pieces for #Serials@TheFlea, Williamstown Theatre Festival Workshop, Nylon Fusion Collective, The Motor Company, Hearth Gods, The Dirty Blondes, American Globe Theatre, and Tiny Rhino, and is an alum of Kenyon College, BADA, and The Habitat’s Director Playground. Also he writes songs.