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“Cannibal Galaxy: a love story” at Between Two Boroughs Productions in 2018


In 2018, Between Two Boroughs Productions will be staging the world premiere of Charise’s new play, “Cannibal Galaxy: a love story.” The story centers around a group of employees at a Washington, D.C. Science Museum. After a random act of violence occurs during an otherwise typical workday, we watch as these characters struggle to make sense of the senseless, while attempting to move forward and find a way to return to their day-to-day lives. What begins as a quirky, workplace dramedy becomes magically realistic post-violence, as the characters struggle to rediscover their identities, as well as make sense of the world around them. The production will be directed by Jenn Haltman.

An Ensemble Studio Theatre Sloan finalist, “Cannibal Galaxy: a love story” has been developed by Fault Line Theatre at Xavier University, where the world premiere will be produced this September.

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

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

Tickets here.


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.

Press Release

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.


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

Voice Over

Demo Reel:

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Resident Voice-Over Talent for Turnswing:


Spokeswoman for The Loome!


The Maids


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


Please visit my coaching page for teaching links!


Review: “The entire play is modernly elegant”
Review: “The play identifies the diverse reactions to grief that affects not simply an individual but rather a community rattled by the collateral damage of a traumatic incident.”
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.


“Nothin’s Gonna Change My World”- a beautiful site-specific piece!

In July, Charise will appear in Nothin’s Gonna Change My World, an episodic play/performance piece, an immerseive meditation on the dislocated and relocated in search of the mythological place called home. Glimpsing stories from across the nation inspired by NPR reports, the anonymous letters of Found Magazine, RV living blogs, the Occupy Movement and more, audiences are invited to a unique local setting conjuring the vastness of our country to reflect on the universal yearning to belong in our current American landscape.

written & directed by Mia Rovegno
July 8-10 and 15-17 @ 7:30pm
at the Waterfront Museum and its surrounding vicinity in Red Hook


“Bring a Weasel & a Pint of Your Own Blood” at JACK

Charise will be acting in plays by Zarina Shea and Heloise Wilson as they take on Maxim Gorky’s Reminiscences of Tolstoy, Chekhov, and Andreyev. Directed by Mia Rovegno.

March 17 – March 20
Purchase tickets here!

Each year, three playwrights in Mac Wellman and Erin Courtney’s Brooklyn College MFA Playwriting program apply their distinct visions to the same source material, coming up with separate beautiful, bizarre, delicate, and disturbing theater pieces, performed together in one evening.

Directions to JACK

“The Place We Built” at The Flea

Charise is coaching “The Place We Built” at The Flea written by Sarah Gancher and directed by Danya Taymor.

Running April – May.
Purchase Tickets here!

In a deserted neighborhood in post-communist Budapest, a group of young bohemians build a bar. Reclaiming a Jewish identity their parents’ generation abandoned after the Holocaust, they create a vibrant new subculture combining big ideas and intense debates with wild abandon and outrageous parties. But as authoritarianism and antisemitism make a surprise comeback in Hungary, they must fight to save the place they built.

Charise was interviewed by her friend at Fault Line Theatre after coaching their show, “The Wedge Horse”

“I love breathing life into great writing and whether that is through my voice or the voice of those I’m supporting is less relevant than the passion I have for creativity. It’s all the same at the end of the day.”

Read the full interview here.

I’m an actor, coach, director and playwright with equal love for all of my hats. Collaboration and passionate story-telling wind my clock, and nothing excites me more than going from coaching an actor in the morning to rehearsing a play in the afternoon. I seek socially relevant stories that interrogate the concept of the “other,” and invoke empathy in their collaborators and audiences.

Originally from Laguna Beach, California, I’m happiest when outdoors and am a beach kid at heart. I’m bi-coastally dedicated, with degrees in Theater and Political Science from UC Berkeley, and an MFA in Acting From Brown/Trinity Rep.


I’ve acted downtown at The Signature, The Flea, New York Theatre Workshop, EST, Dixon Place, Living Theatre, Interart, Theatre for New City, Access, Canal Park Playhouse, JACK, The Connelly, and others. I’m the resident commercial spokeswoman for The Loome! and Turnswing E-Learning. As a coach I’ve had the pleasure of working with Ruth Wilson, Anne Hathaway, Dominic West, Matt Smith, Jennifer Saunders and others, as well as on multiple productions downtown. My writing has been produced across America. What keeps me inspired is working through various lenses of story-telling, for each creative journey inspires more creativity within me, and moves me to tell each story with greater depth.


Associate Artist with Blessed Unrest and Fault Line Theater.

“The Wedge Horse” at IATI Theatre

Charise is dialect coaching The Wedge Horse for Fault Line Theatre running
January and February, 2016.


Charise’s full-length play “Cannibal Galaxy: a love story”


Charise’s play “Cannibal Galaxy: a love story” is being workshopped in November with Fault Line Theatre at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.


“Cannibal Galaxy: a love story”
When the workers of the Washington D.C. Science Museum are confronted with an act of violence, their understanding of their own community is challenged. Confronting the emotional landscape of their peers, the staff struggles to survive their own circumstances while coping with the ever-changing world that surrounds them. The lines of reality are blurred when everyone is forced to look inside.

Charise is the new Spokeswoman for The Loome

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Charise will be recording audiobooks with Tantor Media.

“Vinegar Tom” at The Atlantic Stage 2

Charise is dialect coaching “Vinegar Tom” at The Atlantic, running through the month of July.


“The Affair” Season 2

Charise is back coaching Dominic West and Ruth Wilson in
season 2 of “The Affair”


“Yes is for a Very Young Man” at The Connelly Theater

Charise will be acting in Gertrude Stein’s “Yes is for a Very Young Man” at The Connelly Theater at the end of May. Produced by Target Margin Theater and directed by Jessica Brater, this play ensnares the “silence stillness and quick movement” of melodrama in a Steinian landscape of language. Tickets can be purchased here.
The Connelly Theater
220 East 4th Street
(closest subway: F to 2nd Avenue / alternatives: J/M/Z to Essex or L to 1st Avenue)
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“Grounded” at The Public

Charise is voice/dialect coaching Anne Hathaway at The Public in one-woman show “Grounded,” written by George Brant and directed by Julie Taymor.
Runs April 7 – May 17. Purchase tickets.
Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway (InterstellarLes MisérablesTwelfth Night) returns to The Public in George Brant’s (Elephant’s Graveyard, The Mourners’ Bench), spellbinding, ripped-from-the-headlines play GROUNDED. An ace fighter pilot reassigned to a remote-controlled drone faces twelve-hour shifts hunting targets from her Air Force trailer followed by twelve in the suburbs with her family in this “gripping” (New York Times) new play about the complicated consequences of waging war without leaving home. Named one of the Best Plays of the year by both London’s The Evening Standard and The Guardian, and winner of the Smith Prize for Political Theater, GROUNDED comes to The Public’s intimate Anspacher Theater under the masterful direction of two-time Tony Award winner Julie Taymor (A Midsummer Night’s DreamThe Lion King, Frida, Across the Universe)

Golden Globe wins for “The Affair”

Ruth Wilson

Ruth Wilson won Best Actress in a TV Series Drama at the Golden Globes for her work on “The Affair,” and the show won for best TV Drama. Charise was the dialect coach for both Ruth and her costar Dominic West.

“The Affair” Golden Globe Nomination

Dominic West and Ruth Wilson received Golden Globe nominations for their work on Showtime’s “The Affair”. Charise coached them in episodes 5 through 8. The show was also nominated for Best Drama.

Acting Chekhov at Studio 4

Charise will join the faculty at Studio 4 this Spring, where she will teach Acting Chekhov.

“LYING” at Blessed Unrest

Lying Postcard (1)Charise will be playing five roles in Blessed Unrest’s original adaptation of Lauren Slater’s electrifying memoir, which questions the concept of truth within the human condition. Blessed Unrest is committed to producing dynamic, disciplined, and exuberant new works for the stage in New York City and abroad, building original pieces and reconstructing established texts with its diverse ensemble of artists.

LYING adapted by Matt Opatrny from Lauren Slater’s original memoir, directed by award-winning Jessica Burr
Blessed Unrest’s Interart Theatre
500 West 52nd Street (between 10th and 11th)
Oct.9 – Nov.3
Tickets at or by calling 646.238.0829
Price: $18 or $14 for groups of 4 or more in advance




“The Affair” on Showtime

1031103_1_0_prm-affair3_1024x640[1]Charise is dialect coaching Dominic West and Ruth Wilson in “The Affair” on Showtime (episodes 5, 6, 7 and 8). A provocative new drama that explores the emotional effects of and extramarital relationship using the distinct memory biases of both the mail and female perspectives to tell the story, “The Affair” premieres in October 2014.

“Nothin’s Gonna Change My World” at Dixon Place

Charise will be playing Darleen in Mia Rovegno’s new play, “Nothin’s Gonna Change my World.”

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New Georges’ Jam on Toast Festival.
May 27th at 7:00pm.
Dixon Place at 161A Chrystie Place (between Rivington & Delancy).
Tickets can be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets.

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