Jesse LaVercombe is an award-winning, Toronto-based actor and writer originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. 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 Theatre Company), Mistatim (Red Sky, Canadian Tour), Hacked (Caravan Stage Company, U.S. Tour); TV: American Gods, The Detail, Salvation, Mayday, Save Me; Feature Films: Mary Goes Round, Flowers in the Field, The Telephone Game, In Clamatore. Training: National Theatre School, Canadian Film Centre
His first play, Preacher Man, was produced in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Fredericton, and NYC, where it won the United Solo Festival’s **Best Short Solo Award,** and Love Me Forever Billy H. Tender premiered at Videofag in Toronto and has played in Kingston, ON and NYC, where it received praise from The New York Times, Stage Buddy, Broadway World, NY Theatre Guide, and more. Other theatre writing and collaborations have been presented by PuSh, SummerWorks, Driftwood Theatre, Vancouver Art Gallery, Saint Thomas University, Toronto’s Wrecking Ball, The Howland Company, BLAST Festival in Berkeley, PianoFight in San Francisco, Intermission Magazine and more. His first two short films, "Philip" and "Tony" were produced by the CFC, and his latest, "The Things You Think I'm Thinking," has so far been Officially Selected at over thirty festivals (including SXSW, Slamdance, BFI Flare: London, Outfest LA, Chicago Critics, and Canadian Film Fest) and taken home six awards. He was recently commissioned by YES Theatre to write a new musical with Adrian Shepherd-Gawinski, and his upcoming devised adaptation of The Epic of Gilgamesh with Seth Bockley and Ahmed Moneka will be workshopped at The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis and premiere in 2019 at the Pivot Arts Festival in Chicago.