Gallery / Press

photo credit: David Leyes

photo credit: David Leyes

Beautiful Man - Factory Theatre, 2019

photo credit: Cylla Von Tiedemann

photo credit: Cylla Von Tiedemann

photo credit: Tim Leyes

photo credit: Tim Leyes

The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley - The Jungle, 2018 photo credit: Rich Ryan

“...a fantastic, jarring final monologue delivered by LaVercombe is contrasted beautifully to Botting, Nguyen and Rodríguez's inability and unwillingness to understand.” - Broadway World on Factory Theatre’s Beautiful Man

“At this point, Beautiful Man recites a brilliant monologue that every woman in the audience, no matter what age or ethnicity, will relate to… LaVercombe is an exceptionally talented actor and we believe every word he utters.” Ludwig-Van on Factory Theatre’s Beautiful Man

”Brian, an inventor, stole the hearts of everyone in the theater (yes, including the men; if you don’t go for the humor, go for the ending—trust me, it’s worth it).” - Minnesota Monthly on The Jungle Theater’s The Wickhams

”You know those memes ‘find someone who looks at you like...?’ The next one needs to be ‘find someone who looks at you the way that Jesse LaVercombe's Brian looks at Roshni Desai's Cassie…’” Cherry and Spoon on The Jungle Theater’s The Wickhams

Gilgamesh and Enkidu - photo credit: Bruce Silcox

Bunny  - Tarragon Theatre, 2018 with Maev Beaty photo credit: Cylla Von Tiedemann

Bunny - Tarragon Theatre, 2018 with Maev Beaty photo credit: Cylla Von Tiedemann

"Maev Beaty and a stellar cast shine in Hannah Moscovitch's funny, profound and timely play." 4Ns - NOW on Tarragon Theatre’s Bunny

Interview: Chicago Sun Times on The Epic of Gilgamesh

Hamlet  - Tarragon Theatre, 2018 with Nigel Shawn Williams, Rachel Cairns and Cliff Saunders photo credit: Cylla Von Tiedemann

Hamlet - Tarragon Theatre, 2018 with Nigel Shawn Williams, Rachel Cairns and Cliff Saunders photo credit: Cylla Von Tiedemann

Sequence - Tarragon Theatre, 2017 with Nancy Palk, Kevin Bundy and Ava Jane Markus photo credit: Cylla Von Tiedemann

"It’s a strong cast overall, with the comic characters playing best of all. Rosencrantz, Guildenstern, and the Gravedigger (Rachel Cairns, Jesse LaVercombe, and Cliff Saunders respectively) help lift the tension marvelously while also – in the case of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern – transitioning smoothly from friends, to Claudius’ spies, to Hamlet’s unwitting keepers." - Alt Theatre on Tarragon Theatre’s Hamlet

“The heart of the production lies in the Guzman/Adamson exchanges… Lakra offers an impressively unstereotypical portrait of a devout young American, and LaVercombe plays the role with understated intensity.” - Toronto Star on Tarragon Theatre’s Sequence

"LaVercombe probably reveals the most humanity when, as Adamson, he speaks openly about his sexual inexperience and his desire to fall in love and be a father." Globe and Mail on Tarragon Theatre’s Sequence

Our Beautiful Sons: The Matthew Dinning Story - Blyth Festival, 2016 with Rebecca Auerbach photo credit: Terry Manzo

“Longhand” - 2015 (Winner: Best Actor, Freedom Shorts, Philadelphia)

"Both [Cameron Laurie and Jesse LaVercombe] give excellent performances. LaVercombe shows great skill in the scenes where he talks to his mother after he is dead.  It is a gut-wrenching story." - Entertain This Thought on Blyth Festival’s Our Beautiful Sons

"LaVercombe plays Matthew as the superstar he was. A high school sports star, a hotshot soldier and a good-looking, confident young man who had no problem attracting the attention of young women. But he also plays a caring son – a man wise beyond his years who loved his mother, but refuses to apologize for his life’s path." - North Huron on the Blyth Festival’s Our Beautiful Sons

"Cameron Laurie as Brendon and Jesse LaVercombe as Matthew don’t miss a beat. It’s ensemble acting at a high level… a must-see production." - Reid Between the Lines on Blyth Festival’s Our Beautiful Sons

Love Me Forever Billy H. Tender  - Kingston, 2017 photo credit: Jon Nicholls

Love Me Forever Billy H. Tender - Kingston, 2017 photo credit: Jon Nicholls

Love Me Forever Billy H. Tender  - Kingston, 2017 photo credit: Annika Broadhead

Love Me Forever Billy H. Tender - Kingston, 2017 photo credit: Annika Broadhead

Love Me Forever Billy H. Tender  - Kingston, 2017 photo credit: Annika Broadhead

Love Me Forever Billy H. Tender - Kingston, 2017 photo credit: Annika Broadhead

Wrecking Ball #20 - Pia Bouman Scotiabank Studio Theatre, 2016

Love Me Forever Billy H. Tender (solo show by Jesse LaVercombe) press:

"Jesse LaVercombe’s charming, bittersweet, oddball comedy about a pop star in crisis, his adoring little brother and their theater-theorist mother — all played by Mr. LaVercombe." - The New York Times

"...a sucker punch to the diaphragm that makes you acknowledge what parts of yourself have been shut down…. [a] mind-blowing, substantial, and manifold text… [a] one-man labyrinthine, psychological, tragicomedy masterpiece… I would like to write a thesis on LaVercombe’s acting abilities. He can sing beautifully, dance like a boy band star high on self-adoration, and plunge bravely into emotional depths that leave you broken. He captured each of the character’s disconnection to the world in completely different and detailed ways." - New York Theatre Guide

"Billy H. Tender was funny, energetic & punch-in-the-gut moving. Jesse LaVercombe gives three astonishing performances. A real NYC gem!" - Jose Solis - Stage Buddy, New York

"Absolutely amazing. [LaVercombe] seems possessed by these characters... he doesn't have any costume changes, he just changes his mannerisms and the tone of his voice, and then he's someone completely different... I was really moved." - Broadway World, Maxamoo Podcast

"In Jesse LaVercombe's hyper ambitious solo work Love Me Forever Billy H. Tender, the audience is thrust into the future to watch the lives of three relatives unravel... Through his speech, musicality, and movement, he showcased his vast skills. Hyper-ambitious… visceral... Love Me Forever Billy H. Tender thrives on precision." - Theatre in the Now

"He resembles a young Meryl Streep… it’s enough to make you wonder where LaVercombe might be in five years." - Time Out

"Love Me Forever [Billy H. Tender] trades on pop culture riffs and self-conscious millennial humor but quickly detours into sensual and disturbing terrain… probing, sincere, and highly entertaining..." - The Easy

"Last night I saw one that totally blew my mind—”Love Me Forever Billy H. Tender” by Jesse LaVercombe. What a mind on fire—he lets us in on his play with his own electric genius." - Ilana Simons, NY Theatre Guide interview

"The audience, especially the young, understand this show implicitly. They understand the loneliness, the sense of isolation, the feeling of sleeplessness that haunts you even when you’re awake…. You need to see this actor. He keeps this show rocking, no slack... But for all the humor, the work’s texture is unnerving… VideoFag should be proud of this one… [a] tour de force." - Burke Campbell

The Bakkhai - Marigny Opera House, New Orleans, 2015

The Bakkhai - Marigny Opera House, New Orleans, 2015

The Bakkhai - Marigny Opera House, New Orleans, 2015

"The Bakkhai is a tremendous accomplishment and is not to be missed." - Via Nola Vie on The Bakkhai at the Marigny Opera House

Hacked - Caravan Stage Company, U.S. Tour 2014 photo credit: Claire Sabattie

Hacked - Caravan Stage Company, U.S. Tour 2014 photo credit: Claire Sabattie

Hacked - Caravan Stage Company, U.S. Tour 2014 photo credit: Claire Sabattie

Preacher Man (solo show, by Jesse LaVercombe) press:

"Well paced and chillingly told." - BlogTO

"...both hilarious and uncomfortable... the shows engaged you directly so you were intimately involved and almost tied into the drama in such a way that was, well, exhausting. A great experience in the BlackBox." - Nasty Shadows

"Jesse LaVercombe is excellent as Marcus… chilling and expert in his delivery of this character." - Plank Magazine

Three Sisters - National Theatre School, 2012

Preacher Man  - STU Black Box Theatre, Fredericton, NB, 2012

Preacher Man - STU Black Box Theatre, Fredericton, NB, 2012

photo credit: Claire Sabattie

photo credit: Claire Sabattie

photo credit: Alistair Newtwon

Model Wanted - National Theatre School, 2013

Twelfth Night - National Theatre School, 2013

Other Interviews:

Film Int on The Things You Think I’m Thinking

NY Theatre Guide on Love Me Forever Billy H. Tender

Stage Buddy on Love Me Forever Billy H. Tender

Theater in the Now on Love Me Forever Billy H. Tender

In The Green Room on Love Me Forever Billy H. Tender