Will Hannagan is a singer, actor, cabaret performer, theatre-maker, composer and writer based in Melbourne. Playful, political, promiscuous, his work crosses genre and fuses form, seeking hybridity and chasing subversion. He has written two musicals with collaborator Belinda Jenkin. The first, The Gathering (**** the Age) was originally presented as part of the 2011 Theatre Works Selected Works Season. In 2014, with the assistance of Arts Victoria and the Anna Sosenko Trust, it was reworked as a two-act piece for the New York Musical Theatre Festival. In 2016 it was restaged with the assistance of City of Melbourne at fortyfivedownstairs. The second, Until Tomorrow, an Apocalyptic Song Cycle, was presented in the 2012 Melbourne Fringe Festival to rave reviews (**** Theatre People). More recently he penned and directed Gaga V Assange (Midsumma and Adelaide Fringe). The show went viral after a tweet from WikiLeaks, with Julian Assange himself describing it as ‘tragically good.’ Chris Boyd of the Australian went further, labelling it ‘a brilliant musical fantasia’. His latest endeavour, POP|PRESS (**** The Age), which premiered at the 2015 Melbourne Fringe, furthered his interrogation into contemporary ideological divide masked in the escapist sensation of intoxicating pop spectacle, traits which are quick becoming hallmarks of his work. Will is also co-creator and co-star of a new TV pilot Melbourne Black, which launched online in December 2014, executive produced by Ghost Pictures. A noted cabaret performer, his works include, All Grown Up, 19 Manorexic, STILL not famous; Nowhere Fast; Highs Lies and Shoestring Fries (Melbourne Fringe, Melbourne Comedy Festival), Songs for Jack and Affluenza (Midsumma). The tracks from Affluenza went on to become his debut EP, with the video for the lead single, Put Your Weapon in my Arsenal becoming a sleeper hit in underground queer communities globally. Works in progress include Little One Lost, a collaboration with Sydney composer Tim Hansen, and an EP, Small Cruelties, to be released under his pop moniker, Willing. He is the co-founder of KIN Collaborative, a theatre company which aims to nurture collaboration between emerging artists with links to both Monash and Melbourne Universities. Will holds a BA in English and French from the University of Melbourne and completed further study at CAP 21 in New York City. Aussie Theatre calls him ‘the prince or pop pastiche’.