The BGB Writer’s Lab

Sharpen your voice. Write your story.

Class Details

Teacher: Dominic Burgess

Dates:  Tuesdays, July 28 – September 1.  6 Weeks.

Time:  10 am – 1 pm Pacific Time. Online.

Ideal for:  For actors who want to hone their writing practice.  If you have written something, anything at all, you are welcome!   **There are no makeups, refunds, substitutes, transfers, or deferments for any classes.** (Cancellation Policy.)

Cost:  $399 for 6 weeks.  $250 due as a deposit to secure your spot, $149 due after class 2.

“… no, no, no, I’m an actor, not a writer, I don’t know how to do that.”

But you do.

We’re actors… storytellers.  We’re inherently invested in rich narratives and compelling characters, and as actors, we all have our own ideas and stories to tell; golden nuggets that live in areas of our consciousness that you keep coming back to… “That would make a great film,” you tell yourself, and maybe even jot down a few lines. But where do you go from there?

Welcome to The BGB Writer’s Lab.  A LIVE, Online ZOOM LAB that will give you the practice you need- to go from the daunting, blinking cursor on a blank page to a fully formed scene, short, or larger work, such as a feature or series, and workshop the piece towards its end! 

Whether you’re imagining a short film or a feature, a web series or a streaming series, you’ll be accountable to the process and your fellow writers, as you come to the room each week with material- sharpening your writing voice, making your characters clearer, making your themes sharper, tightening your dialogue, and focusing your beginning, middle and end.  The BGB Writer’s Lab is your launchpad to do all that.

Through this 6-week online lab, Dominic Burgess will provide notes on your work, direction, inspiration, and some instruction around each member’s writing. The work will be read and discussed, workshop style. As you hone the necessary tools to inspire you to continue in your writing, you’ll collaborate with Dom and your fellow writers in a supportive, creative environment, workshopping ideas you already have and finding new ones. 

Dominic has been a nonstop working actor, writer, and filmmaker, and knows how to fully actualize an idea, a character, and a story, and inspire you to do the same with sharp insights and practical tools. Join Dom for 6 weeks of writing collaboration and inspiration!


The Actor as Storyteller

As actors, you already have an upper hand when it comes to writing. Writing gives you the opportunity to step into EVERY character’s shoes. You know characters. You bring yourself to the role.  You know the fundamentals about what characters want, why they want it, and what happens if they don’t get it.

Together with Dominic, you’ll build rich, dynamic work in a lab-style workshop, so you can build upon skills you already have, and bring your ideas to fruition.

You have the time, you have the desire.  Now take that step you’ve been dreaming of.  Jump in with Dominic and a group of fellow creators and finally WRITE (or finish) your story.

Spots are limited, so grab yours!

Your Teacher

The Work We Do

work section needed

This class is not an audition or employment opportunity and there is no suggestion or guarantee of an audition or employment as a result of taking this class.

Actor Appreciations

It’s Time To Lead.

It’s time to finally take that idea and write it!