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Charise will be appearing in episode 2 of season 6 with Sutton Foster, Hilary Duff, and Miriam Shor as Laurel in Younger

The Affair

Charise will be recurring as the Lobster Roll server with Dominic West and Julia Goldani Telles in episode 7 of season 5 of The Affair.

Triple Frontier

Charise coached Charlie Hunnam in ADR for Triple Frontier.  
Five former Special Forces operatives reunite to plan a heist in a sparsely populated multi-border zone of South America. For the first time in their prestigious careers these unsung heroes undertake this dangerous mission for self instead of country. But when events take an unexpected turn and threaten to spiral out of control, their skills, their loyalties and their morals are pushed to a breaking point in an epic battle for survival.

The Lighthouse

Charise coached Willem Dafoe in ADR for The Lighthouse, the story of an aging lighthouse keeper named Old who lives in early 20th-century Maine.

The Sunlight Night

Charise coached Alex Sharp in ADR for The Sunlit Night. Set between New York City and the far north of Norway, The Sunlit Night follows American painter Frances and émigré Yasha as an unlikely pair who find each other in the Arctic circle. Frances has arrived to jumpstart her career while Yasha has come to bury his father in the land of the Vikings. Together under a sun that never quite sets, they bury the past and discover the future, and family, they didn’t know they had.


Charise coached Darlene Hunt in Season 1 of Dickinson, an inside look at the world of writer Emily Dickinson.

Modern Love

Charise coached Andrew Scott in Season 1 of Modern Love, a TV series based on the New York Times’ column that explores relationships, love and the human connection.

The Danger: A Homage to Strange Fruit

Written by: Stacey Rose
Directed by: Tiffany Nicole Greene
Charise will be playing the role of She.
The Danger: A Homage to Strange Fruit is a theatrical symphony in four movements that contemplates the legacy of violence against Black bodies in America. Inspired by the mysterious hanging death of 17-year-old Lennon Lacy in 2014 in Bladenboro, NC, this dystopic ghost play follows the interracial couple He and She into the world of The Station, a long ago abandoned rail station waiting room, an in-between place that houses Black souls who left the earth in violent ways and who constantly seek their way home. In 2015, Rose received NYU’s Rita Goldberg Prize for The Danger — an award recognizing the best play by a graduate or undergraduate student.
Running October 4 – 13
JACK is located at 505 1/2 Waverly Ave, Brooklyn


Public Property


A pregnant New Yorker braves the outdoors.
Written by: Charise Greene
Directed by: Alex Morf
Starring: Charise Greene, Jimmy King, Michael Cox, Brian Keane, and Phyllis Somerville.
“Time is Just a Piece of Paper” written by: Erik Della Penna
Director of Photography / Colorist: Ben Yannette
Edited by: Michael Cox
Score by: Adam Matlock
Produced by SmartMouth Productions, in association with Rye Productions.


Salome, by Oscar Wilde

Charise is acting in Oscar Wilde’s Salome, directed by James Rutherford.
A cloud cuts across the face of the moon. A woman dances to kill. A clown king’s rule begins to crumble.
Rarely performed and relentlessly misunderstood, SALOME is Oscar Wilde at his most vulnerable, impenetrable, honest, mystifying. Written in raw, simple French, then dismally translated by Wilde’s lover Bosie, for years the play was largely dismissed as a Victorian oddity, an excuse to show some skin. But in this new translation by director James Rutherford, SALOME reveals itself as a tragic parable of queer longing. Pouring his own doomed desires into the imprisoned prophet Iokanaan, the mercurial princess Salome, and even the vulgar paranoid Herod Antipas, Wilde explodes a Biblical footnote into a surreal moonscape of alienated passion.
Eerily prescient, utterly mysterious, SALOME is a prophecy of social destruction, a parable of what nightmares erupt when we demonize desire, criminalize otherness, and look but never see.

Produced by M-34 at Irondale Theater
85 South Oxford St.
The theater is wheelchair accessible.



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Jenn Haltman, Becca Schneider, & Charise Greene of “Cannibal Galaxy: a love story”

Listen in as Cannibal Galaxy: a love story playwright Charise Greene, along with the duo behind the producing company Between Two Boroughs—the show’s director, Jenn Haltman, and Becca Schneider, who plays “Claire”—discuss impossibility in the theater, finding communal experiences in the wake of trauma, “the relationship between violence, science, and spirituality in our country,” embracing the structural elements of a space, galactic cannibalism, magical realism, irrevocable change, and where creativity and violence collide.
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CANNIBAL GALAXY: a love story, written by Charise Greene

Charise’s play, “CANNIBAL GALAXY: a love story” is getting its world premiere at The New Ohio Theatre in NYC June 8 – 17, 2018.

Produced by the all female-run company, Between Two Boroughs and directed by Jenn Haltmann, the play was an EST Sloan Finalist, it was workshopped by Fault Line Theatre, and it received prior production at Xavier College.

It’s business as usual at the Washington D.C. Science Museum where the employees’ personal lives keep getting in the way. Jo wants a child but is unable to secure an inseminator. Chet longs to make love, but dating kinda sucks and gaming is way more awesome. Claire searches for purpose by digging directly toward the center of the earth. Vadim prioritizes the needs of others but wouldn’t know his own if they crawled into bed with him. Eloise lives in a treehouse and brushes her teeth with space particles. When chaos ravages a perfectly average day, these co-workers are flung into a cosmic galactic shift, rearranging their internal cartography. “CANNIBAL GALAXY: a love story” is a new play about how we keep breathing as America eats itself alive.



Get Christie Love, Pilot

Charise is coaching former “Pitch” star Kylie Bunbury in the title role in “Get Christie Love”, an hourlong drama from “Power” creator/showrunner Courtney Kemp and producers Vin Diesel, Debra Martin Chase and Shana C. Waterman, which has a pilot production commitment at ABC.

The new “Get Christie Love”, written by Kemp, is an action-packed, music-driven drama that centers on Christie Love (Bunbury), a female CIA agent who leads a highly trained elite ops unit. Beautiful and charismatic, Christie transforms into whoever she needs to be in order to get the job done especially when it’s down to the wire and the stakes are life and death.


Quantico, Season 3, Episode 11

Charise is coaching Priyanka Chopra in Season 3, Episode 11 of Quantico on ABC.

After clearing her name, saving millions of lives, and discovering the mastermind behind it all was the very man who had trained her at Quantico, American hero Alex Parrish was given a shocking reward: she was fired by the FBI. But now she has been given the chance to serve her country again: in the clandestine ranks of United States’ top intelligence agency, the CIA.


Charise’s strength as an acting coach lies in her ability to free up the body and voice, resulting in emotionally committed, theatrically daring story-telling. Focusing on specificity and ease, she helps bring the actor’s individual choices to the surface, allowing the imagination to activate and inspire. Charise holds an MFA in Acting from the Brown/Trinity Rep Consortium (Stephen Sondheim fellow), a BA in Theater from UC Berkeley, and a certificate of completion from The Studio New York.


Charise is a voice and dialect coach for film and television to such actors as Ruth Wilson, Willem Dafoe, Andrew Scott, Dominic West, Kylie Bunbury, Jennifer Saunders and many others and for past productions at The Public Theater, The Atlantic Theater Company, The Flea, Fault Line TheaterNYU’s Stella Adler Studio, and Drew University. She taught a master class in Shakespeare and the Voice at UNC Chapel Hill and an audition workshop at the University of New Haven. Charise has been on faculty at Barnard-Columbia,  Clark University, the Tom Todoroff Conservatory, ACTeen and Child’s Play NY. Over the course of many years, she taught the following classes in the undergraduate department of theater at Barnard and Columbia: Advanced Acting, Acting Chekhov, Acting the Contemporary Scene, Acting Comedy, Audition Workshop, Introduction to Acting, and Senior Acting Thesis Advisement (performance and research).

Charise most recently directed Shakespeare’s “Pericles, Prince of Tyre” with a cast of 17 at Barnard-Columbia, with original music by Alaina Ferris.

Click here to view Charise’s Voice/Dialect Coaching Resume

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*References available upon request. To book a coaching session, email her at




“Charise is an exceptional coach because she not only knows how to articulate coherently the specific obstacles that I individually face in my acting, but also understands the value of positive feedback and honest encouragement in my learning. I respect Charise tremendously for her expertise in guiding an actor’s natural tendencies to become intelligible acting choices. She wholeheartedly collaborates with her students to discover, harness, and highlight the unique voice of each actor. I could not recommend a more kind-hearted, inspirational, and skilled coach than Charise Greene, with whom I have had the pleasure and blessing to work on many occasions.”
- Jin Ha, Hamilton

“Charise is one of the warmest teachers I’ve had the opportunity to work with. Generous with her time and advice, she is as thorough as she is nurturing. She has this incredible way of equipping her students with a keen awareness of their instrument in order to help them shed inhibiting habits and truly grow. She is, in a word, wonderful!”
-Victoria Pollack, Juilliard

“I was struggling with my monologues for a big audition, and luckily found Charise. She is such a kind, smart, intuitive person so was able to get to know me very quickly. She saw which of my pieces showed the widest range of my acting, and freed up my characters so the monologues were bold and nuanced. She taps into the little ways you connect with your characters, and pulls them out so you feel and discover things you never would have thought of. I worked with Charise only twice, and walked away with pieces that grew enormously, feeling completely confident and ready for my audition. She is a wonderful person and a truly great coach.”
- Julia Valen, Tisch

“Charise is a truly special acting teacher. Her class is a process of release and discovery (as opposed to pressure and expectation) and the results are tremendous. In Charise’s class, you not only learn how to make great theater, it happens through you and your classmates.”
-Lorenzo Landini, The Old Globe/USD

“I was dreading an upcoming audition for a prestigious study abroad program, and past experience had left me feeling inadequete as a performer. I turned to Charise. Her immediate enthusiasm and commitment to my work and my improvement was exciting and touching. I did not have room to doubt myself in the presence of Charise’s unending energy; she worked with me until I was at my best. I am thrilled to report that I was admitted to the program. Every day I am struck with how lucky I was to have been coached into not only a stronger performer, but also someone who believes in herself. Some people are made to inspire. Charise Greene is one of those people.”
-Christina McCarver, Columbia College

“Coaching with Charise has helped me free both my body and voice from tension when acting, thus increasing my concentration allowing me to make bolder choices in the moment. Charise will take you to the next level in your work (whatever that may be). She is fiercely intelligent with a huge heart.
-Jaclyn Bishop, Actress and Singer, NYC

“Charise creates a safe environment where actors can take the risks necessary to let their performance turn from ordinary to miraculous. We worked on everything from age to working class London dialect, demonstrating a wide range of vocal expertise. Her knowledge of period and style put everyone at ease in the rehearsal room, and I’m certain I’ll keep her on speed dial for future projects.”
-Douglas Widick, Stella Adler Company, North Coast Improv

“What Charise offers the actor is unmatchable. She is not just a good coach, she is a lively spirit and an intelligent theatre-maker, and I can honestly say that I was never so confident in myself, as an actor and a person, as I am after just five months under Charise’s tutelage.”
-Yasmeen Jawhar, Barnard College



Blindspot, Season 3

Charise is coaching Luke Mitchell’s South African dialect on Season 3 of Blindspot.

A beautiful woman is found naked in Times Square, her memory erased, her body covered in a series of coded tattoos. But as “Jane Doe” and the FBI team who discovered her work to decipher, investigate and solve the complex treasure map of her body, an ever-widening web of conspiracy and corruption is revealed, as is the truth behind Jane Doe’s real identity and the identity of the people who sent her to the FBI in the first place.

But what does this nefarious group really want? And can Jane and her teammates stop them in time?


Madam Secretary, Season 4

Charise is coaching various dialects on Season 4 of Madam Secretary.

Madam Secretary stars Téa Leoni as Elizabeth McCord, the shrewd, determined Secretary of State who drives international diplomacy, battles office politics and circumvents protocol as she negotiates global and domestic issues, both at the White House and at home. A college professor and a brilliant former CIA analyst who left for ethical reasons, Elizabeth returned to public life at the request of President Conrad Dalton, who values McCord’s apolitical leanings, deep knowledge of the Middle East, flair for languages and ability to not just think outside the box, but to not even acknowledge there is a box.

McCord’s team includes chief of staff Nadine Tolliver; policy advisor Jay Whitman; speechwriter Matt Mahoney; press coordinator Daisy Grant; and charming assistant, Blake Moran. As McCord debates third world problems, finesses foreign dignitaries at work and does battle with the president’s combative chief of staff, Russell Jackson, that’s just a warm-up for when she goes home to her supportive husband, theology professor turned intelligence operative Henry, and their three children, where “politics” and “compromise” take on new meaning.


A Walk With Mr. Heifetz

Charise is dialect coaching “A Walk With Mr. Heifetz” with Primary Stages, running at Cherry Lane Theater January 31 – March 4, 2018.

In this inspiring new play by award-winning Gramophone and Time Magazine journalist James Inverne, discover how music helped Israel find its cultural identity during its formative years. In 1926, an unforgettable event occurred when Jascha Heifetz, the most celebrated violinist in the world, played a concert in pre-Israel Palestine. People flocked from all over the globe to see this performance, including Yehuda Sharett, composer and brother of future Israeli Prime Minister Moshe Sharett.

Legend has it that after the performance, Heifetz and Yehuda walked together and shared a remarkable conversation that resonated twenty years later when, in 1945, Moshe echoed Heifetz’s experience with his brother in a similar exchange that changed the world as we know it.


CANNIBAL GALAXY: a love story, written by Charise Greene

Charise’s play, “CANNIBAL GALAXY: a love story” received its world premiere at The New Ohio Theatre in NYC June 8 – 17, 2018.

Produced by the all female-run company, Between Two Boroughs and directed by Jenn Haltmann, the play was an EST Sloan Finalist, it was workshopped by Fault Line Theatre, and it received prior production at Xavier College.

It’s business as usual at the Washington D.C. Science Museum where the employees’ personal lives keep getting in the way. Jo wants a child but is unable to secure an inseminator. Chet longs to make love, but dating kinda sucks and gaming is way more awesome. Claire searches for purpose by digging directly toward the center of the earth. Vadim prioritizes the needs of others but wouldn’t know his own if they crawled into bed with him. Eloise lives in a treehouse and brushes her teeth with space particles. When chaos ravages a perfectly average day, these co-workers are flung into a cosmic galactic shift, rearranging their internal cartography. “CANNIBAL GALAXY: a love story” is a new play about how we keep breathing as America eats itself alive.

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“It’s a surprising exploration of the impossible space between us. It’s a harrowing look at how the everyman deals with self-implosion after an unexpected catastrophic supernova-style life event. While our “cannibal” galaxy devours the smaller ones in its orbit above, America seems to be eating itself below. The play questions if our violent collisions and interactions permanently leave vast distances between us that can never be traversed. It’s a riveting work where both the micro- and macrocosm share the stage, where the milky way feels present in the room as well as the smallest human quarks, leaving us clinging to the gravitational force field of…love?

The opening scenes made me think of the Mad One’s Miles for Mary production where the everyday “mundane” dance of the average worker is elevated to definitive narrative. However, in Cannibal Galaxy: a love story, just as you get comfortable with the characters, their foibles and celebrations, the play sky rockets you into another dimension entirely. Space expands and we lose the secure footing of the naturalistic and move into another reality.

[This] a discourse on our own hunger – for connection, for belonging, for filling the empty space within. Cannibal Galaxy: a love story operates like the Mars Rover collecting data about the surface of things and hinting at the caverns and mysteries that lie undiscovered beneath.” — Jacquelyn Claire, Stage Biz

“Well-produced, well-acted...[Greene’s] characters’ candid discussions excavate spot-on truths about our current society...
Cannibal Galaxy tackles familiar ground in a new way, and director Jenn Haltman and her team use this unique script as an impetus to create an unusual and innovative theatrical experience that stays in your memory long after the lights come up.”
— Adrienne Urbanski, Theatre Is Easy

"Cannibal Galaxy blends together both larger humanistic themes and more intimate, personal ones. It explores the importance of curiosity as explored through science, and whether our destructive societal tendencies are innate or controllable. It explores the difficulties of constructing our personal identities, and how much of that requires accountability only achievable through socialization. It blends the small everyday anxieties of defining relationships and finding connection, with larger issues of cultural patterns of violence issued upon the innocent."
-Chris Behmke, My Entertainment World

“Cannibal Galaxy: a love story” at Xavier University in September

In September of 2017 Tiffany Nicole Greene directed a mainstage production of “Cannibal Galaxy: a love story” at Xavier University.


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“[Charise Greene's] entire play is modernly elegant. And I’ve never attended a talkback where there were such deep and thoughtful responses to the symbolism of a play. Of course, I’ve not seen many plays that use symbolism this well.” - The Sappy Critic

“At its core, the beauty of this talkback and the [Cannibal Galaxy: a love story] as a whole is an exploration of a loss of control, leaving the audience moved by the piece.” - Xavier Newswire


The Affair, Season 4

Charise dialect coaches Golden Globe winner Ruth Wilson and Dominic West in Season 4 of Showtime’s “The Affair.” This season she’s also coaching Catalina Sandino Moreno.

Watch the Season 4 trailer

Full Disclosure

Charise co-starred this this summer in “Full Disclosure,” a short comedy about the narcissism of dating in New York City. Written and directed by Mia Rovegno and co-produced by Emma Kanter, the film is currently in post-production.

Charise’s full-length play, “Cannibal Galaxy: a love story” is in production in Cincinnati, Ohio

Xavier University Theatre launches its 2017-18 theatre season with a world premiere play about the relationship between science, spirituality and violence and the struggles we face to find meaning and beauty in a chaotic world.

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CANNIBAL GALAXY focuses on a group of Washington, D.C., Science Museum employees confronting a random act of workplace violence during an otherwise typical workday. While trying to move on in a post-traumatic environment, they fight to rediscover their identities, search for connections and make sense of the senseless world around them.

Performances for Charise Greene’s CANNIBAL GALAXY: A LOVE STORY will take place Sept. 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Xavier’s Gallagher Student Center Theater. Tickets

New film “Isn’t It Romantic?

Charise is coaching BAFTA, Emmy Award & People’s Choice Award winning Jennifer Saunders in “Isn’t It Romantic” starring Rebel Wilson.
Directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson, the comedy is about a young woman disenchanted with love, who mysteriously finds herself trapped inside a romantic comedy.

New film “Mapplethorpe”


Charise is coaching Matt Smith (“Dr. Who” & “The Crown) as Robert Mapplethorpe in a new film being shot in NYC. Directed by Ondi Timoner, “Mapplethorpe” follows the photographer from his rise to fame in the 1970s to his untimely death in 1989 due to complication from AIDS.


Charise wrote and starred in “Public Property”



“Pericles, Prince of Tyre,” by William Shakespeare:

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Spokeswoman for The Loome!


The Maids


Cannibal Galaxy: a love story, written by Charise and performed at The New Ohio Theater

Shakespeare’s Pericles, directed by Charise at Barnard-Columbia

Bring a Weasel and a Pint of Your Own Blood

Cannibal Galaxy: a love story, written by Charise
workshopped at Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH


The Importance of Being Ernest Hemingway


Darleen and Trent Go to Raj Palace

Full Circle


The Maids


Paris By Night

* Full Circle, Elektra, Figaro, and Paris By Night photos by Mark Turek
* Raj Palace photos by Hunter Canning


Broadway World
Interview with Fault Line Theatre
American Theatre Magazine
Brown/Trinity Rep Consortium
New York Magazine


Commercial Work:

Demo Reel
The Loome
Commercial Work with Turnswing
Commercial Work with Turnswing Part 2


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Go See a Show Podcast
Theater is Easy
Stage Biz
My Entertainment World
The Sappy Critic
The Xavier Newswire
Between Two Boroughs Productions
Xavier University

Charise is directing “Pericles, Prince of Tyre” at Barnard/Columbia

Tickets now on sale
$12, $6 with BC/CUID
Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 8 PM
Friday, March 3, 2017 at 8 PM
Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 3 PM
Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 8 PM
Minor Latham Playhouse
Milbank Hall, Room 118, Barnard Campus
Sponsored by
Barnard College Department of Theatre
Columbia University Major in Drama & Theatre Arts
Incest and intrigue, pirates and prostitutes, bitter revenge and providential reunions: Shakespeare’s collaborative Pericles was popular in its day, scorned by Shakespeare’s great rival Ben Jonson, and mysteriously omitted from the 1623 collected edition of his plays. Shakespeare’s first, experimental foray into stage tragicomedy, Pericles embodies the attractions of early-modern popular theatre, and provides a uniquely challenging work for contemporary performance. We are delighted to welcome back Charise Greene, to direct Pericles in spring 2016, the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 1616.

Scenic Design by Robin Vest
Costume Design by Lacey Bookspan
Lighting Design by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew
Sound Design by Avi Amon
Music by Alaina Ferris
Assistant Direction by Lauren Cannon
Stage Management by Daphne Liu
With Barnard and Columbia students

“I am The Pretty Thing That Lives in the House”

Releasing on October 28th on Netflix, just in time for Halloween, this beautiful feature directed by Osgood Perkins is not to be missed. Charise coached Ruth Wilson in her chilling dialect for the film.
“This is not a movie of gore or plot. Instead, voice-over in lyrically written prose from the nurse guides viewers on a meditation through the haunted house while we watch her fix the carpet that’s always somehow folding over (even though she’s the only one who’s walking around) or run her finger over a bubble under the whitewashed walls of the pristine colonial home of her new patient, the elderly horror novelist Iris Blum (Paula Prentiss). The bubble begins to rot, infecting the panels with a bloom of black mold — the devil is in the details.”
- April Wolfe, LA Weekly.

The Affair, Season 3

Charise dialect coaches Dominic West and Golden Globe winner Ruth Wilson in Season 3 of Showtime’s “The Affair.” This season she’s also coaching Irène Jacob and Catalina Sandino Moreno.
Don’t miss the season premiere of this Golden Globe winning drama on November 20th.