Jesse LaVercombe is an award-winning, Toronto-based actor and writer originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has performed across Canada and in New Orleans and New York; Selected Stage Credits: Sequence (Tarragon Theatre, Toronto) The Bakkhai (Marigny Opera House, New Orleans), A Presence of Monster (PuSh Festival, Vancouver), The Ark: Ibsen on Fogo Island (National Arts Centre), 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.
He also works extensively in the development of new theatre and film and has workshopped scripts with Nightwood, Tarragon, Blyth, Why Not Theatre, Canadian Film Centre, Black Women Film, The National Theatre School, and more.
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 the Grand Theatre in Kingston and The New York Fringe Festival, where it received praise from The New York Times, Stage Buddy, Time Out, Broadway World, New York Theatre Guide, and more. His short films “Philip” and “Tony” were produced by the Canadian Film Centre, and "The Things You Think I'm Thinking" premiered at the Atlantic International Film Festival. He also writes and edits for Intermission Magazine and is the 2017 Playwright-in-Residence for Driftwood Theatre.
Training: The National Theatre School of Canada, Canadian Film Centre Actors’ Conservatory