Will Averill has been working in theatre and comedy for more than 20 years. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in theatre from the University of Kansas, he founded the Card Table Theatre in Lawrence, Kan., which produced new and original works, including the one-act Bunnies by Michael O’Brien. In 2003, Averill moved to England and co-founded Axis of Evil Productions, touring the UK and Europe and attending the Edinburgh Festival Fringe from 2007-2010 with his adult hand-puppet theatre troupe, S.D.P.T. Averill worked as head writer and director for The Victor Continental Show, was featured in the YouTube web series Men in Their Thirties Who Are Roommates, and is currently working on multiple writing and directing projects. His 2016 all-female production of Bertolt Brecht’s Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui was named “Best Revival of a Local Production” by the Lawrence Journal-World’s Best of Lawrence Awards. He has also worked extensively with middle-school theatre programs to develop new and exciting works for large-cast productions. Averill currently lives and writes in Lawrence, Kan., with his family, where it’s too hot, too cold and full of tornados.