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“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.
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“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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“Versailles” at Theater for the New City

Charise will be playing the lead role of Sharon in Richard Ploetz’ new play “Versailles.”


Versailles by Richard Ploetz
February – March 2014
Theater for the New City, 155 1st ave.
February 20 – March 9
Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sundays at 3:00pm.
Tickets can be purchased by clicking on the following link:

SHARON, a 28 year old single mother and stripper, is waking up to the hard reality of her life. Her youth gone, her beauty and power going, she is caught in a web of dead end relationships and a nowhere job. As her house is slowly sinking into the swamp her young daughter appears to have gone missing. A mysterious figure, MR MASON, a kind of investigator/conscience, surfaces. Is he the resolution to Sharon’s problems?

The play, in 28 scenes, was inspired by the Casey Anthony trial in Florida.

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“The Importance of Being Ernest Hemingway” at Access Theater

Charise will be playing Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Ernest Hemingway at Access August 17 – September 1.

Text by Oscar Wilde and Ernest Hemingway
Adapted and directed by James Rutherford in collaboration with Elliot B. Quick

Literature’s most dazzling wit faces down its most red-blooded stoic in The Importance of Being Ernest Hemingway, a World Premiere by M-34. Set in 1926 Paris with rugged Hemingway men in the roles of Jack and Algy, this mash-up of texts from Oscar Wilde and Ernest Hemingway outs the gay romance in Wilde’s best-loved work and collides it with Hemingway’s impossible machismo, exposing both artists’ desperate search for an Ideal Masculinity. Directed and adapted by James Rutherford in collaboration with Elliot B. Quick, The Importance of Being Ernest Hemingway is a trivial comedy about pain, lies, violence and vengeance.

M-34 Theater Company
Click here for tickets or call 301.706.7097
Performances: Saturday August 17: 8pm; Sunday August 18: 8pm; Tuesday August 20: 8pm; Thursday August 22: 8pm; Friday August 23: 8pm; Saturday August 24: 8pm; Sunday August 25: 8pm; Thursday August 29: 8pm; Friday August 30: 8pm; Saturday August 31: 8pm; Sunday September 1: 8pm

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“Notebook of Trigorin” at The Flea

Charise Greene will be playing Arkadina in the New York premiere of Tennessee Williams’ “The Notebook of Trigorin” at The Flea May 3 – May 18.

Trigorin-Card2The Attic Theater Company Presents
By Tennessee Williams
Adapted From Anton Chekhov’s THE SEAGULL
At the Flea Theater, 41 White Street NY NY
Directed by Laura Braza

Friday, May 3rd – Saturday, May 18th, 2013
Tues-Sat 7pm, Sat 2pm, Sun 3pm
Tickets: 212-352-3101,

A life-long admirer of Russian playwright Anton Chekhov, Tennessee Williams often thought of directing a production of Chekhov’s THE SEAGULL. His chance to interpret the play finally was realized near the end of his life with THE NOTEBOOK OF TRIGORIN. Williams’ genius, combined with the powerful Russian classic, creates a daring new concept for today’s American theatre. This fresh look at the classic gets to the heart of the play: what is it to be an artist and in love?

Directing Ovid’s “Metamorphoses” at NYU’s Stella Adler Studio

images (3)Charise is directing a cast of 15 in Ovid’s “Metamorphoses,” Book VI (Tereus, Procne, and Philomela). Through athletic physicality, music, and language, the tragic story that inspired Shakespeare’s “Titus Andronicus” is told. Translation by Charles Martin. Runs February 27, 28 and 29. Reserve tickets by calling (212) 689-6110.

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“Into this den of nostalgia enters a pregnant woman (the extraordinary Charise Greene), who is filled with a no-nonsense desperation.” – New York Theatre Review.

“Charise was named one of NYC’s actors to look out for in American Theatre Magazine.”
- American Theatre Magazine, Molly Rice.

“Actor Charise Greene as Augusta steals every scene as she storms across the stage in anger, imposes frightening lines of questioning on the characters, drinks the drinks of audience members, and even plays with their cell phones.”easy
-Theater Is Easy

“Lady Bracknell is completely unrecognizable (which is not to say bad- Charise Greene’s deliriously insane performance is one of the highlights of the show).”Screen-Shot-2013-09-09-at-10.30
-Broadway World

“The very last moment differs so dramatically from the original so as to leave no doubt that this is Williams’s play and the literal show-stopper is all thanks to the indefatigable Charise Greene as Arkadina.”

“As Irina, Charise Greene is blunt, animated and over-the-top, and it’s impossible to take one’s eyes off her.”edge

“As Joanna, Charise Greene has a natural ease on stage which is very attractive. We believe her as the play’s conscience. Greene creates a nice balance of shrewdness and naivety.”

“Greene gives a highly compelling and convincing performance, with a nuanced juxtaposition of Joanna’s strength and seeming frailty. She reveals Joanna’s combination of disillusionment and courage progressively, giving the character a convincing and delightful development through the play.”

“On the opposite end of the power spectrum is the struggling adjunct, Joanna (a passionate Charise Greene) who, when not serving coffee to the others, desperately seeks a balance between her idealism and her need for tenure track.”
- TheaterMania

The Choice: On the Stage, an Insider’s View of College Admissions.

“Joanna, a struggling but ambitious adjunct, played by the highly focused Charise Greene, is brought in to complete the triumvirate when its third member is taken ill, and she becomes the pawn of her elders.”
- Blog Critics

“It was Charise Greene as the doctor who shimmied and shook her way into the limelight.”

“Incredible energy and dexterity from Charise Greene…How these women maintain a shape to the whole is miraculous, and the incredible finale is the biggest, best surprise of all.”
-Theatre Mirror

“Inadmissible,” at NYC’s Canal Playhouse

Charise is playing Joanna in the new three-person play by screenwriter D.B. Gilles, “Inadmissible,” at downtown theater Canal Park Playhouse. Joanna is an adjunct lecturer and playwright who offers a fresh young perspective to a corrupt graduate acceptance committee of three. The process, however, changes her deeply, and she in turn irreversibly alters the lives of her mentors in this dynamic play about power.

“Canary,” at New York Theater Workshop

Charise is playing Jo in a reading of Molly Rice’s “Canary” at New York Theater Workshop on May 19 and 20. Jo is described as pretty and does her best to hide it with her crazy “Avant-Garde” getups, made from the artsy detritus of the past three decades, and weird ballpoint tattoos. She has assigned herself the quest of making something New in the world. She is prickly and ridiculous and tough and alone. She has a thick Kentucky accent.

Teaching at NYU & Stella Adler Studio of Acting

In the fall, Charise will join the faculty at NYU. She will be the vocal and dialect coach for all productions at NYU’s Stella Adler Studio, coaching both the NYU students and those attending the conservatory.

Teaching at Barnard & Columbia

This coming Fall at Barnard & Columbia, Charise will be teaching three classes: Advanced Acting, an Audition Course for graduating seniors and Introduction to Acting. She will also be the Senior Acting Thesis Advisor. This past Spring she taught Acting Chekhov.


Charise is writing a short play for Billy & Co., which will be produced in the LITERARY P(ARTS) series the first weekend in June. Billy & Co. is a Williamsburg-based theater company that explores new, creative processes that connect artists with other artists who wouldn’t conventionally cross-collaborate. For tickets, go to Billy & Co.


Charise will play the lead in a staged reading ‘Versailles’ Richard Ploetz in Emerging Artists EATfest at Tada Theatre


Directed by: Ian Streicher
Performance Date: March 20 at 1:00pm
Click here for Tickets
Tada Theatre is located at 15 W.28th Street on the 2nd Floor

Darleen and Trent Go to Raj Palace

Charise will be playing the title character in ‘Darleen and Trent Go to Raj Palace,’ at The Living Theater, produced by Women Center Stage.


Directed by: Mia Rovegno
Performance Dates: Saturday, March 5th at 3:00pm & Sunday, March 6th at 7:00pm
Click here for Tickets
The Living Theater is located at 21 Clinton Street (just below Houston Street at Ave B)

Tunnels of Love

Charise is currently shooting the film ‘Tunnels of Love‘, directed by Brett Harding, a feature comedy shot entirely in the NYC subway trains and station platforms. The plot centers on couples who get off by making love in public, interspersed with various other character offshoots, examining their relationships to each other and to the transit system.