The Working Actor

Get Working. Get Acting. Get Creating.

It’s a new day. It’s 2018 and what it means to be a modern working actor has changed. Success in this business requires razor-sharp chops, a dynamic set of artistic skills and the ability to be a self-starting creator. Actors who don’t embrace that get left behind.

The Working Actor with L. Trey Wilson is the next generation of acting class. Trey is that multiple-threat artist who knows what it takes to carve out success in a business that only favors the bold. This class is cutting edge and incorporates everything we know about where the business is and where it’s going.  At some point in every career, the industry stops giving an actor what they want. A career is only made when you find your way past that wall. The Working Actor shows you how.

Every week, Trey will empower you to create….on set, on stage, in the audition, in your living room, with an agent, without an agent, anywhere, anytime anyway. This innovative acting class weaves championship acting training with writing, creating and performing.  This is the class for this time and place. This is the class that pushes back against the old power structures of the industry where an actor knows her place. This is the class that doesn’t accept that an actor should wait for permission. If you’re an actor right now, this is your dynamic, full-body ongoing workout class.

For Actors, Writers + Directors.   BY APPLICATION OR INVITATION ONLY.

This is what an Acting Class looks like in 2018.


It’s time to leave the old, tired paradigms of the business behind. It’s time to embrace the dynamic artist that you are. At this point in history, an actor must be a leader, willing to take and make opportunities wherever they arise.  The Working Actor trains you to excel on camera, in your audition work, on set and as you create, develop, perform and shoot your own work.

The Details

Teacher: L. Trey Wilson
Dates: Tuesdays, 10:30am – 1:30pm. 4x per month.
Duration: This is an ongoing class with a recommended minimum three-month commitment.

The BGB Studio

10950 Burbank Blvd.

North Hollywood, CA 91601

Requirements: By application or invitation only. (Cancellation + Makeup Policy)
Cost: $265/month for four classes per month.

Trey is a masterful writer, director and actor and his work and life embody the values that led us to create The Working Actor in the first place. He has always made his own work and has always fought to empower others to do the same. – Steve Braun, BGB Studio Founder

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The Work

This dynamic workout includes on-camera, scene-study, improv, character, scene and script development and Trey’s signature approach to writing, performing, shooting and producing your own characters, dialogue and scenes.

Your Teacher(s)
  • L. Trey Wilson
    L. Trey WilsonTEACHER

    L. Trey Wilson is an actor, writer, director, producer, teaching artist and facilitator. Originally from Chicago and now makes his home in Los Angeles.

    As an actor, theater credits include: SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, A FEW GOOD MEN, TRUE WEST, A LESSON BEFORE DYING, THE SECRET GARDEN, THE KATRINA PLAY, STAGE DIRECTIONS. He worked for two seasons with Shakespeare and Co. performing in TAMING OF THE SHREW, ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, and MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. Television and Film credits: LAW AND ORDER SVU, MONK, FINAL JUSTICE, SPEED RACER, WHITEWASH and presently 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), a six part Web series and two solo performance pieces.

    Awards include: The LA Drama Critics Circle Award, The NAACP Award, The Backstage West Garland Award, The LA Weekly Award, The GLAAD Award and The Ovation Award. 

    More on Trey here.


What Actors are Saying

It’s time to lead.

 It’s time to be the most powerful actor you can be.