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 (STARZ), The Detail (CTV/eOne), Salvation (CBS), Mayday (Discovery), Save Me (CBC); Feature Films: Mary Goes Round, The Telephone Game, In Clamatore.

Upcoming: Bunny (Tarragon Theatre), opening February 28th, 2018

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, ON 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" will premiere at the FIN: Atlantic International Film Festival 2017. That project and his new play, The Bup Plays Charades, received funding from the Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council/Crow's Theatre, respectively. He also writes 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

photo credit: Claire Sabattie

photo credit: Claire Sabattie