Terence Leclere is an actor, an immersive person who communes by extemporaneous expression in moment to moment realities, imbued with his studies at William Esper Studios NY and The Second City TCLA, and honed through many lives lived in live performances around the world.
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TL’s poems have been published by /performed live with The Poetry Society of New York, Red Light Lit, Angels Flight, The Poetry Brothel and more at festivals, theatrical venues and anywhere else a poet can perform, as himself and under the noms de plume Jacques Used and E.S.L.iot. He also hosts and performs with guests improvised poetry show One Night Ennui.
TL has always loved and mostly played music, and in this new podcast he explores with artists the first fledgling steps to songwriting and just being able to call yourself a musician or someone who plays music, or whatever: Rawkwardness
"He's the Tom Cruise of immersive theatre"*
- Darren Lynn Bousman
*although these days Terence is more like the Ted Lasso of immersive theatre, via his company #metaforyou
The Immersive 5 interview
"An actor takes the role of Prospero – in my case it was the very talented Terence Leclere – guiding proceedings by reciting the story, advancing the scenes and most importantly, guiding the group to enact various roles and bring the narrative to life"
"Think of the host as a type of dungeon master that can summon objects, transport the players to new locations or weave a story together. We became the pieces that made his tale a reality."
Eye on Immersive:
"Bringing Immersive Home: An Exclusive Interview with the Mind Behind Metaforyou";
"Terence Leclere disguising the mesmerizing level of vulnerability in his eyes with a façade of leading-man bravado";
A recollection through the immersive Tension Experience featuring Terence
Terence featured in an article about immersive interactive storytelling in music festivals
"hilarious and memorable"; "Terence Leclere conveys a perfectly discerning delicacy and empathic angst…” & “Leclere also has a weird, but ultimately compelling Dan Aykroyd kind of vibe that we really dig."
The Huffington Post:
"I can see his courage... as he stands on the stage, speaking a truth that might seem on the surface embarrassing..., but under the embarrassment, is the story of connection and longing for shared experience. That’s what his story was about: how, inside our solitary hearts, we all share in each other’s shame and pleasure, pain and joy."