Jesse LaVercombe is an award-winning, Toronto-based writer and actor originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. His writing has received support from the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, and the Canada Council for the Arts. Past projects include: Preacher Man (Toronto Festival of Clowns, United Solo Festival - **Best Short Solo Award**), Love Me Forever Billy H. Tender (Videofag, NYC Fringe - critically acclaimed by The New York Times, Stage Buddy, Broadway World, NY Theatre Guide), A Presence of Monster (co-creator, PuSh International Performing Arts Festival), "The Things You Think I'm Thinking" (short film - received twelve festival awards, officially selected at over forty-five festivals internationally, qualified for the 2019 Academy Awards). Current projects include: Hallelujah, It’s Holly (three-act play, Driftwood Theatre writer-in-residence), G-G-G-Genevieve (two-act musical with Adrian Shepherd-Gawinski, commissioned by YES Theatre), The Epic of Gilgamesh (with Seth Bockley and Ahmed Moneka, workshopped by The Guthrie, The Tarragon, and The Pivot Arts Festival in Chicago).
Stage acting credits include: Bunny, Hamlet, Sequence (Tarragon Theatre, Toronto) The Bakkhai (Marigny Opera House, New Orleans), The Ark: Ibsen on Fogo Island (National Arts Centre), Angels in American Part l and ll, (New Stages), The Wickhams (Jungle Theater, Minneapolis), Mistatim (Red Sky, Canadian Tour), Hacked (Caravan Stage, U.S. Tour); TV: American Gods, The Detail, Salvation, Mayday, Save Me; Feature Films: Queen of the Morning Calm, Mary Goes Round, Flowers in the Field, The Telephone Game, In Clamatore. Training: National Theatre School, Canadian Film Centre