Writer | Actor

James Lecesne wrote the short film TREVOR (Academy Award) and founded The Trevor Project, the only nationwide 24-hour suicide prevention Lifeline for LGBT and Questioning youth. He created THE ROAD HOME Stories of Children of War. For TV: Armistead Maupin’s Further Tales of The City (Emmy nomination), Will & Grace and Vicious. He has written three novels for young adults, and created The Letter Q, a collection of letters by Queer writers written to their younger selves. James is executive producer of the documentary film, After The Storm. As an actor, he has appeared on TV (Sex & The City), Broadway (The Best Man) and Off Broadway (The Boys in The Band, Cloud 9, One Man Band, Word of Mouth (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award). His critically acclaimed solo show, The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, ran Off Broadway in 2015 and is currently touring. 


What projects did you work on at SPACE?

I spent a week at Ryder Farm during the summer of 2014 as part of the Creative Solutions Symposium, working on my solo show, THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY. The show subsequently opened at Dixon Place in NYC and was transferred to Off Broadway in 2015 where it was critically acclaimed.   


Critic's Choice 'The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey' shines with humanity

Review: ‘The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey,’ James Lecesne’s One-Man Play

Gallery: Writer-Actor James Lecesne Morphs Into 9 of His Characters

James Lecesne, at One With the Audience and the Universe