Jesse LaVercombe is an award-winning, Toronto-based actor and writer originally from Minneapolis, 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
His first play, Preacher Man, was produced across Canada and 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, where it received praise from The New York Times, Stage Buddy, Broadway World, New York Theatre Guide, and more. His latest short film, "The Things You Think I'm Thinking," won the **Best Female-Directed Short Award** at the Whistler Film Festival and will play at Slamdance 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.