THE WORKING ACTOR GROUP is a full-service acting studio just north of Atlanta. Since opening in 2015, we have been committed to creating a space that EMPOWERS and SUPPORTS the growth and education of ACTORS.
We are WORKING ACTORS facilitating the growth and careers of BEGINNING and WORKING ACTORS alike and we are excited to
continue to be your RESOURCE for all things acting.
LAUREN HALPERIN founder/CO-OWNER
Lauren was born in Boston and raised in Ft. Lauderdale, FL , where she knew from an early age that she was meant to perform. After graduating from UCF with focuses in Theatre and Psychology, Lauren made the move to Los Angeles, where she worked in Film and TV for over 10 years.
Now in Atlanta, GA, Lauren's recent work includes Stranger Things (Netflix),
The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix), Kevin (Probably) Saves The World (ABC), House of Cards (Netflix), Brockmire (IFC), Superstition (SyFy), Raising Dion (Netflix) and 24: Legacy (Fox).
Lauren loves working with other actors and being part of an industry that feeds off of collaboration with other artists.
WES JETTON CO-OWNER
Wes Jetton was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. He received his BFA from NYU - Tisch School of the Arts (Meisner Extension/Commedia). After graduating from NYU, he performed off-broadway, in many produced readings, and worked in the Fellowship Company at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. He called NYC home for 9 years.
Since being in Atlanta, Wes's resume includes bookings on The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix/Paramount TV), Dynasty (CW), Nashville (CMT), the TV pilot Kansas City (HULU) to name a few. He has also appeared in a variety of commercials.
He has coached numerous auditions that have booked on major television networks and features. Wes believes strongly in the artists' community and is excited to continue to find moment-to-moment truths with other actors.
meghan perry Coach+Taping Pro
Meghan grew up in the small town of Newberry South Carolina where she began training in dance and theatre at the age of four. After high school, she received her B.A. in Musical Theatre from Coastal Carolina University where she performed in various theatre productions both during college and after graduating.
Following her time in South Carolina, Meghan moved to New York City to continue working and training. During that time she appeared in numerous film projects through NYU and Columbia University. After spending 4 years in NY, Meghan made the move to Atlanta where she is excited to continue working in film, dance, and as a coach at The Working Actor Group.
In addition to her own tv/film bookings, Meghan has coached actors to bookings on several tv shows and films including The Resident (Fox), The Mule (Warner Brothers), Black Lightning (CW), The Gifted (Fox), Dolly Parton Heartstrings (Netflix), and Dynasty (CW).
TWAG GUEST ARTISTS
MAYER STERN Scene study
Mayer Stern is a working actor and teacher, who recently moved to Atlanta from Los Angeles. Prior to his move to Los Angeles, Mayer attended the University of Kansas where he received his BFA in Theatre. Following his time in Kansas, Mayer made the move to Chicago where he trained and graduated from The Acting Studio of Chicago.
Following his time in Chicago, Mayer made the move to Los Angeles, he worked in film and television, most notably on NCIS: Los Angeles. In addition to private coaching, Mayer continues to teach in Atlanta, while also working in tv and film. Some of his most recent credits include Raising Dion (Netflix) and Dynasty (CW).
Hannah asleseN improv
Hannah Aslesen is an actor and improv fanatic! She got her start back in Minneapolis at the Brave New Workshop Theater and The HUGE IMPROV Theater.
She moved to Atlanta in 2016 where she became a general company member and instructor at Dad's Garage Improv Theater. Recently, she joined the MainStage cast at Village Improv Theatre where she performs regularly in their improv and sketch comedy groups. Her two-man group "Co-Worker’s" won the 2018 Atlanta Improv Festival Battle and now they tour around Atlanta and the country doing shows!
"Improv is like life: the more authentic you are, the easier it becomes."
Hannah believes in using improv as tools to sharpen on-camera/in-person auditions. She has used her improv skills to book a multitude of work.
Recent commercial credits include UPS, Hoover, and US Auto Sales.
JIM DOUGHERTY Create Content
Jim is an actor who studied theatre and film at Indiana University. He spent several years in Chicago training as a stuntman under John Hicks Pearce, and helped develop The Chicago Stunt Team. In 2016 Jim moved to Atlanta to work in the growing entertainment industry as an actor, editor, DP and instructor. He has appeared in network television shows and indie films and is an award winning cinematographer and editor. He has also worked as a stunt coordinator, stunt performer, writer, director, and producer. He has a passion for sharing his experience and helping others succeed.
Recent credits include: Doom Patrol (DC Comics), Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (ABC), The Gifted (FOX), Ozark (NETFLIX), House of Cards (NETFLIX).