L. Trey Wilson is an actor, writer, director, producer, teaching artist and facilitator. He is originally from Chicago and now makes his home in Los Angeles.
As an actor he his has worked in theater, television, film and radio. Credits include: Six Degrees of Separation, A Few Good Men, True West, A Lesson Before Dying, The Secret Garden, The Katrina Play, Stage Directions, etc. He worked for two seasons with Shakespeare and Co. performing in Taming Of The Shrew, Antony and Cleopatra and Midsummer Nights Dream. Television and Film credits: Law and Order SVU, Monk, Final Justice, Speed Racer, Whitewash and can presently be seen in the popular Netflix series, Sense 8.
Writing and Directing credits include, his plays, Three Part Disharmony, All About Esther, Stage Directions, Turn, Something Happened, Stay, August ( a collection of 31 short plays), 3 short films, a six part Web series and two solo performance pieces. His plays have been performed in New York, Chicago, Minneapolis and Los Angeles.
While living in NY, Trey worked as a teaching artist for several years with Manhattan Theatre Club’s Write On The Edge. A program with the purpose of bringing teaching artists to juveniles in alternative schools and programs. Trey worked for several years with the underage population of Rikers Island Jail in New York with both the young male and young female populations. The goal was helping the participants express themselves through writing their stories and then having professional actors perform their work.
In Los Angeles, Trey has been the playwright for two Master Classes at UCLA. Interestingly the master classes were for actors. The sessions were to give the acting students an opportunity to work with an actual playwright and give them the experience of being a part of the development process of new work.
Trey continues to work as a Facilitator for a Global Company that works primarily with corporations and universities addressing issues regarding race, gender, culture and sexuality. He has facilitated these conversations around the country as well as Canada, Israel and Australia.
Awards including: THE LA DRAMA CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD, THE NAACP AWARD, THE BACKSTAGE WEST GARLAND AWARD, THE LA WEEKLY AWARD, and two GLAAD AWARDS. His plays have been nominated for 8 OVATION AWARDS in 4 different categories and he is the recipient of the OVATION AWARD for playwriting. He has also been featured on the NPR show ALL THINGS CONSIDERED.
Explore Trey’s classes: The Working Actor