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.
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Voice + Dialect Coaching
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 Theater, NYU’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 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.”