Check, check, Is this thing on? Oh yes, it is. Will Cagle is up next!

Name, School, Major, Hometown:
Will Cagle Columbia College; Sociocultural Anthropology and Creative Writing with a Fiction focus double major, Bowling Green, Ohio

Claim to fame:
Playing the patriarch/uncle/villain figure in every KCST Spring Show since I’ve arrived on campus. You may remember my gold and blood-red fringed suit from when I played King Claudius in Hamlet 2018, hold your applause.

Where are you going?
Hurtling onward in space on an unstable, blue-green marble. I don’t know, where are you going?

What are 3 things you learned at Columbia and would like to share with the Class of 2023?

  1. Get the f*** off campus! There are so many great things to experience outside of Morningside Heights. Governor’s Island is a great, cheap place to visit on a weekend. Find the hammock gardens.
  2. Don’t go to Butler. Seriously. Avery is the better library, and she gets lonely. Show her some love!
  3. Never spread yourself too thin. Obviously you should take advantage of as many opportunities as feasible, but as Ron Swanson once said, “Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing.” I believe it’s better to give all your energy to what you care about rather than be a part of everything.

“Back in my day…” 
JJs had Jamba Juice machines and wasn’t open 22 hours.

Favorite Columbia controversy?
This isn’t a controversy, but does anyone remember when that drunk guy fell into the air ducts or something at EC? Didn’t he not even go here? That was a real time. Hope that dude’s okay, wherever he is. Probably still wandering the EC air vents, I’ll wager.

What was your favorite class at Columbia?
My class about death! Or, rather, mortuary practices, but same difference (Corpse Life: Anthropological Histories of Death)

Would you rather give up oral sex or cheese?
An infamously difficult question. Going to have to go with giving up cheese.

Whom would you like to thank?
I would like to thank KCST for being my home for all four years at Columbia, and for all the amazing shows I had to pleasure to be in/work on/support/witness.

I would also like to thank my workshop professors and fellow workshoppers who put up with my excessive page-counts and weird, genre bullshit, and despite it all, helped me become a better writer.

One thing to do before graduating:
Summon a goddess with Greek chanting in Riverside Park on Halloween at midnight. No questions—just do it!

Any regrets?
Not ever actually writing an Inferno parody featuring the guy who fell into the ducts of EC as Dante and PrezBo as Virgil and submitting it to LateNite.