Charise Castro Smith
CHARISE CASTRO SMITH is a playwright, television writer and actor from Miami, currently residing in Los Angeles. Playwriting credits include: FEATHERS AND TEETH (Goodman Theater/ Developed at Atlantic Theater Company), ESTRELLA CRUZ [THE JUNKYARD QUEEN] (Ars Nova/ Yale Cabaret/ Halycon Theatre), THE HUNCHBACK OF SEVILLE (Washington Ensemble Theater/ Trinity Repertory Theatre), WASHETERIA (Soho Rep) and BOOMCRACKLEFLY (Miracle Theater). She is currently under commission by South Coast Rep and Trinity Repertory Theatre, and is developing a new drama series at ABC. Select acting credits include ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA (Royal Shakespeare Company/ Public Theater), AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE (Baltimore Center Stage) and THE GOOD WIFE (CBS). Charise is the recipient of a Van Lier Fellowship at New Dramatists, and is an alumna of Ars Nova’s Playgroup and New George’s The Jam. MFA: Yale School of Drama, BA: Brown University.