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Plays

Gilgamesh and Enkidu

Two-act play with music, 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).

  • Production: Pivot Arts Festival, Chicago, June 2019

  • Workshop: The Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, December 2018 + March 2019

  • Workshop: Tarragon Theatre, Toronto, October 2018

  • Canada Council for the Arts, Creation Grant, 2018

G-G-G-Genevieve

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

  • Commissioned by YES Theatre

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

  • Ontario Arts Council, Recommender Grant (Musical Stage Company), 2018

  • Ontario Arts Council, Creation-in-Residence Grant, 2019

  • Toronto Arts Council, Project Grant, 2019

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

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

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

  • **Second Place - Wildfire National Playwriting Competition**

  • Reading: Sage Theatre's IGNITE! Festival, Calgary, June 2019

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

  • Toronto Arts Council Level Two Playwriting Grant Recipient, 2018

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, National Theatre School, 2016

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, National Theatre School, 2012

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, Toronto, 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, 2017

“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 Projects

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

  • Workshop: National Theatre School of Canada, 2012

  • Published by Scirocco Drama, 2014

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