Jesse LaVercombe is an award-winning, Toronto-based actor and writer originally from Minnesota.
Theatre credits include: Hamlet, Sequence (Tarragon Theatre, Toronto) The Bakkhai (Marigny Opera House, New Orleans), The Ark: Ibsen on Fogo Island (National Arts Centre), A Presence of Monster (PuSh Festival, Vancouver), 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, The Telephone Game, In Clamatore. Training: National Theatre School of Canada, Canadian Film Centre Actors' Conservatory
Currently Running: Bunny (Tarragon Theatre), until April 1st, 2018
His first play, Preacher Man, was produced in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, and Fredericton, as well as in New York, 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 since played in Kingston, ON and New York City, where it received praise from The New York Times, Stage Buddy, Broadway World, New York Theatre Guide, and more. He wrote the music with Adrian Shepherd-Gawinski for Alex Poch-Goldin’s musical epic, The Life of Jude, and other writing and collaborations of have been presented by the PuSh International Performance Festival, Vancouver Art Gallery, Saint Thomas University, Toronto’s Wrecking Ball, The Howland Company, BLAST Festival in Berkeley and PianoFight in San Francisco and more. His first two short films were produced by the CFC, and his latest, "The Things You Think I'm Thinking," won the **Best Female-Directed Short Award** at the Whistler Film Festival, is currently being developed into a feature, and will play Slamdance, SXSW, Canadian Film Festival (opening for The Drawer Boy), BFI: London and many more in 2018. He also writes and edits for Intermission Magazine, was the 2017 Playwright-in-Residence for Driftwood Theatre, and holds a commission from YES Theatre to write a new musical with Adrian Shepherd-Gawinski.