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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 (most recently Luke Mitchell in “Blindspot”and Golden Globe nominees Dominic West and Ruth Wilson in Showtime’s “The Affair“) 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 Directing/Teaching CV

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

*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, Tisch

“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” 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


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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.