Off the Grid
Off the Grid, which Charise wrote and stars in, won a gold medal at the International New York Film Festival. Directed by Alex Morf, produced by Wild Rye Productions.
Official Selection of:
The Danger: A Homage to Strange Fruit
Written by: Stacey Rose
Directed by: Tiffany Nicole Greene
Charise will be playing the role of She.
The Danger: A Homage to Strange Fruit is a theatrical symphony in four movements that contemplates the legacy of violence against Black bodies in America. Inspired by the mysterious hanging death of 17-year-old Lennon Lacy in 2014 in Bladenboro, NC, this dystopic ghost play follows the interracial couple He and She into the world of The Station, a long ago abandoned rail station waiting room, an in-between place that houses Black souls who left the earth in violent ways and who constantly seek their way home. In 2015, Rose received NYU’s Rita Goldberg Prize for The Danger — an award recognizing the best play by a graduate or undergraduate student.
A pregnant New Yorker braves the outdoors.
Written by: Charise Greene
Directed by: Alex Morf
Starring: Charise Greene, Jimmy King, Michael Cox, Brian Keane, and Phyllis Somerville.
“Time is Just a Piece of Paper” written by: Erik Della Penna
Director of Photography / Colorist: Ben Yannette
Edited by: Michael Cox
Score by: Adam Matlock
Produced by SmartMouth Productions, in association with Wild Rye Productions.
Salome, by Oscar Wilde
Charise is acting in Oscar Wilde’s Salome, directed by James Rutherford.
A cloud cuts across the face of the moon. A woman dances to kill. A clown king’s rule begins to crumble.
Rarely performed and relentlessly misunderstood, SALOME is Oscar Wilde at his most vulnerable, impenetrable, honest, mystifying. Written in raw, simple French, then dismally translated by Wilde’s lover Bosie, for years the play was largely dismissed as a Victorian oddity, an excuse to show some skin. But in this new translation by director James Rutherford, SALOME reveals itself as a tragic parable of queer longing. Pouring his own doomed desires into the imprisoned prophet Iokanaan, the mercurial princess Salome, and even the vulgar paranoid Herod Antipas, Wilde explodes a Biblical footnote into a surreal moonscape of alienated passion.
Eerily prescient, utterly mysterious, SALOME is a prophecy of social destruction, a parable of what nightmares erupt when we demonize desire, criminalize otherness, and look but never see.
Produced by M-34
Go See a Show! Podcast
Jenn Haltman, Becca Schneider, & Charise Greene of “Cannibal Galaxy: a love story”
Listen in as Cannibal Galaxy: a love story playwright Charise Greene, along with the duo behind the producing company Between Two Boroughs—the show’s director, Jenn Haltman, and Becca Schneider, who plays “Claire”—discuss impossibility in the theater, finding communal experiences in the wake of trauma, “the relationship between violence, science, and spirituality in our country,” embracing the structural elements of a space, galactic cannibalism, magical realism, irrevocable change, and where creativity and violence collide.
CANNIBAL GALAXY: a love story, written by Charise Greene
Charise’s play, “CANNIBAL GALAXY: a love story” is getting its world premiere at The New Ohio Theatre in NYC June 8 – 17, 2018.
Produced by the all female-run company, Between Two Boroughs and directed by Jenn Haltmann, the play was an EST Sloan Finalist, it was workshopped by Fault Line Theatre, and it received prior production at Xavier College.
It’s business as usual at the Washington D.C. Science Museum where the employees’ personal lives keep getting in the way. Jo wants a child but is unable to secure an inseminator. Chet longs to make love, but dating kinda sucks and gaming is way more awesome. Claire searches for purpose by digging directly toward the center of the earth. Vadim prioritizes the needs of others but wouldn’t know his own if they crawled into bed with him. Eloise lives in a treehouse and brushes her teeth with space particles. When chaos ravages a perfectly average day, these co-workers are flung into a cosmic galactic shift, rearranging their internal cartography. “CANNIBAL GALAXY: a love story” is a new play about how we keep breathing as America eats itself alive.
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
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
“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
“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