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Plays

Gilgamesh and Enkidu

Two-act play, Epic of Gilgamesh adaptation by Jesse LaVercombe, Ahmed Moneka (performer: Iraqi Theatre Company/Royal Shakespeare Company, Canadian Opera Company), and Seth Bockley (writer: 2666, Goodman; February House, The Public).

Workshop: Tarragon Theatre, Toronto, October 2018

Workshop: The Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, December 2018

Workshop Presentation: Pivot Arts Festival, Chicago, June 2019

—Canada Council for the Arts, Creation Grant recipient

G-G-G-Genevieve

Two-act musical, book by Jesse LaVercombe, music by Adrian Shepherd-Gawinski

—Commissioned by YES Theatre

Workshop: YES Theatre, directed by Robert McQueen, August 2018

—Ontario Arts Council Recommender Grant Recipient (Musical Stage Company)

Hallelujah, It’s Holly (or, A Judeo-Unitarian Verbatim Documentary Representation of the Rise and Fall of Holly from Hamilton)

Three-act play, with dramaturgical support by Daniel Brooks and Andrea Donaldson

—Commissioned through Driftwood Theatre’s Playwright-in-Residence Program

Reading: Driftwood Theatre, directed by Jeremy Smith, May 2018

—Toronto Arts Council Level Two Playwriting Grant Recipient 

Love Me Forever Billy H. Tender

One-act play, directed by Adam Lazarus, dramaturgy by Guillermo Verdecchia

Production: New York International Fringe Festival, 2016

Critically acclaimed by The New York Times, New York Theatre Guide, Theatre in the Now, Broadway World, and more.

Production: Kick & Push Festival, Kingston ON, 2017

Production: Videofag, Toronto, 2016 

—Theatre Engaging Communities Grant Recipient, National Theatre School

A Presence of Monster

One-act play, co-creator, directed by David Bloom

Production: PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, 2014

Donny’s Second Book

One-act play, co-authored with Step Taylor

Production: Saint Thomas University, 2012

—Theatre Engaging Communities Grant Recipient, National Theatre School

Short Plays 

The Question

Reading: The Theatre Centre, Daughter Fundraiser, June 2018

Alex & Ted

Performance: The Howland Company, Toronto, 2017

Bee Keeping with Millennials

Performance: Toronto Monologue Slam, 2017

I Hear You

Reading: Feminist Debaters 2017, Toronto

#MCAA (Make Canada America Again)

Reading: Wrecking Ball #21, Toronto, 2016

The Return

Reading: Wrecking Ball #20, Toronto, 2016

Preacher Man

Production: United Solo Festival, New York, 2013

**Winner of the Best Short Solo Award**

Production: Vancouver Fringe Festival, 2013

Production: Toronto Festival of Clowns, 2012

Production: Saint Thomas University, 2012

Production: The National Theatre School of Canada, 2012

 

Short Films

“The Things You Think I’m Thinking”

14 minute drama, directed by Sherren Lee, screenplay by Jesse LaVercombe, starring Prince Amponsah and Jesse LaVercombe, produced by Meraki Moving Pictures, 2017

Awards:

·       **Grand Jury Prize for Best International Short Film** - Outfest, LA, 2018

—Qualified for the 2019 Academy Awards

·       **Special Jury Prize** - Canadian Film Festival 2018

·       **Best Screenplay** - CMG Short Film Festival 2018

·       **Best Canadian Short** - Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival 2018

·       **Breakthrough Award** - Toronto New Wave 2018

·       **Best Actor (Prince Amponsah)** - Toronto New Wave 2018

·       **AWFJ EDA Award** - Whistler Film Festival 2017

·       **Multicultural Golden Sheaf Award** - Yorkton Film Festival 2018

·       **Best Director Fiction - Award** - Yorkton Film Festival 2018

·       **Best Narrative Short** - Drunken Film Fest Oakland 2018

·       **Best Men's Short Runner-up Jury Prize** - Out On Film Atlanta 2018

·       **Best Canadian Short** OUTeast Queer Film Festival 2018

—Toronto Arts Council Grant Recipient

“The Things You Think I’m Thinking” has been Officially Selected at over forty festivals and theaters internationally, including SXSW (Grand Jury Award Nominee), NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (Best Short Foreign Film, Drama Nominee), Cardiff Iris Prize Shortlist, Kansas City LGBT Film Festival (Celebration of Courage Short Film Finalist), Slamdance, BFI Flare: London, TIFF Short Cuts, LA Film Fest, and the Chicago Critics Film Festival.

 

“Philip”

5 minute comedy, directed by Sherren Lee, produced by the Canadian Film Centre, 2016

“Tony”

5 minute drama, directed by Adam Goldhammer, produced by the CFC, 2016

 

Articles

“Canadian Public Arts Funding and a New National Narrative” — Howlround, April 25th 2019

“Life’s Too Short to be a Douchenozzle” – Intermission Magazine*, March 31st, 2017

“Bluit Nanche” – Intermission Magazine, October 21st, 2016

Naked Men on Small Stages” – Intermission Magazine, May 12th, 2016

*Former Contributing Editor

Other 

Do What You Love

One-act performance, created and performed by Nathaniel Justiniano/Naked Empire Bouffon Company, San Francisco (in collaboration with Robert Rosen, Adam Lazarus, Jesse LaVercombe & Gabriel McKinney)

Production: Uno Fest, Victoria, BC, 2017

Production: Vancouver Fringe Festival, 2017

Production: Shotgun's BLAST Festival, Berkeley, CA, 2016

Production: PianoFight, San Francisco, 2016 

The Life of Jude

            One-act musical by Alex Poch-Goldin, music by Jesse LaVercombe

Production: SummerWorks Festival, Toronto, 2013

Published by Scirocco Drama, 2014

Workshop: National Theatre School of Canada, 2012

Fishing

One-act play by Britney Tangedal, directed by Matthew Hines and Jesse LaVercombe

Production: Montreal Fringe Festival, 2017

Dinner Parties

Durational performance, co-creator

Production: Vancouver Art Gallery as part of FUSE: Crowd Studies, 2013