Off the Grid
Off the Grid, which Charise wrote and stars in, was selected for the Mobile International Film Festival. Directed by Alex Morf.
Look it Up
Charise stars in this episode of Look it Up web series.
The Sunlight Night
Charise coached Alex Sharp in ADR for The Sunlit Night. Set between New York City and the far north of Norway, The Sunlit Night follows American painter Frances and émigré Yasha as an unlikely pair who find each other in the Arctic circle. Frances has arrived to jumpstart her career while
Yasha has come to bury his father in the land of the Vikings. Together under a sun that never quite sets, they bury the past and discover the future, and family, they didn’t know they had.
Five former Special Forces operatives reunite to plan a heist in a sparsely populated multi-border zone of South America. For the first time in their prestigious careers these unsung heroes undertake this dangerous mission for self instead of country. But when events take an unexpected turn and threaten to spiral out of control, their skills, their loyalties and their morals are pushed to a breaking point in an epic battle for survival.
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 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.
Get Christie Love
Charise is coaching former “Pitch” star Kylie Bunbury in the title role in “Get Christie Love”, an hourlong drama from “Power” creator/showrunner Courtney Kemp and producers Vin Diesel, Debra Martin Chase and Shana C. Waterman, which has a pilot production commitment at ABC.
The new “Get Christie Love”, written by Kemp, is an action-packed, music-driven drama that centers on Christie Love (Bunbury), a female CIA agent who leads a highly trained elite ops unit. Beautiful and charismatic, Christie transforms into whoever she needs to be in order to get the job done especially when it’s down to the wire and the stakes are life and death.
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?
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.
New film "Isn't It Romantic?"
Directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson, the comedy is about a young woman disenchanted with love, who mysteriously finds herself trapped inside a romantic comedy.
Season 3, Episode 11
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 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.
Play in Production
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.
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
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
“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
“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.”
“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