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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.

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.

“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.