Will Wegner is a lyricist-librettist-linguist from Appleton, Wisconsin. He recently graduated from Yale University with a double major in Theater and Performance Studies and Linguistics, and he enjoyed numerous opportunities in performance, design, and formal semantics research throughout his studies. Beyond Onward and Upward (2023 O’Neill Semifinalist, 2022 Weinberger Award), Word Nerd (2023 O’Neill Semifinalist), and Video Rental Store, he has written lyrics for Unscheduled Maintenance, a nominee at the 2021 Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards; So, Betsy!, a metatheatrical portrait of seamstress Betsy Ross; and AlakaZoom!, a satirical take on Yale’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. For his work with Charlie Romano, he was honored as a 2022 Jonathan Larson Grant Finalist, and he is recognized professionally as a member of the Dramatists Guild. Learn more at wegner.world.