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.
Known as a prolific performer in the Los Angeles Immersive Theater community and in VR, he also performs and provides immersive interactive services via his company #metaforyou.
As well as having his poems published and being a performing poet, he hosts and performs with guests in his music storytelling show Rawkwardness and in his improvised poetry show One Night Ennui.
TL has been lucky enough to work with various companies and clients in devising and creating experiences of all kinds, and is always down to talk "immersive."
"He's the Tom Cruise of immersive theatre"
- Darren Lynn Bousman
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.
"Bringing Immersive Home: An Exclusive Interview with the Mind Behind Metaforyou";
"Terence Leclere disguising the mesmerizing level of vulnerability in his eyes with a facade of leading-man bravado";
A recollection through the immersive Tension Experience featuring Terence
Terence featured in a review of Cloak & Dagger Festival
stalwart of the Los Angeles immersive theatre scene, Terence Leclere... provides a warm, meta-welcome to the experience.
Leclere has a way of speaking that’s simply hypnotic; his poetic, dulcet tones quickly put me at ease...
Terence talks with Noah Nelson about his company #metaforyou and immersive interactive theater on the No Proscenium Podcast; also:
"...the quick-witted cast rose to the occasion. Their improv skills encouraged participants to question and investigate as much as they liked — they were never out of their depth. What’s more, they frequently turned the spotlight back on the audience, noting their mood, their willingness or unwillingness to engage... With talent of this caliber drawing the audience in, it was impossible to stay on the sidelines." About immersive interactive improv ensemble work
"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."