James Lecesne has been telling stories for over twenty-five years. He created several one-person shows including WORD OF MOUTH, which won the NY Drama Desk Award and The NY Outer Critics Circle Award. TREVOR, which started out as a piece he performed in WORD OF MOUTH, was later turned into a short film and went on to receive the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short . TREVOR also inspired THE TREVOR PROJECT. He created THE ROAD HOME: Stories of Children of War, which was presented at the Asia Society in NYC as well as at the International Peace Initiative at the Hague. For TV, he adapted Armistead Maupin’s FURTHER TALES OF THE CITY and has written for the popular TV show WILL & GRACE. James also founded The After The Storm Foundation, a non profit arts organization designed to benefit the youth of New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and he is the executive producer of the award winning documentary film, AFTER THE STORM, which inspired high school drama clubs and community theaters around the country to get involved in the movement to revive New Orleans. He has written three novels for young adults, and he is the editor of an anthology entitled THE LETTER Q, a collection of letters written by queer writers to their younger selves. As an actor, James has appeared on stage and in TV and film. Favorites include Sex & The City, Home for the Holidays, the original off-Broadway production of Caryl Churchill’s CLOUD 9, the 30th anniversary production of BOYS IN THE BAND, EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES, written and directed by Eve Ensler, Doug Wright’s, I AM MY OWN WIFE and the 2012 Broadway revival of Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN on Broadway. He teaches Story & Structure at the New York Film Academy.