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 Theatre/developed at Atlantic Theater Company), Estrella Cruz [The Junkyard Queen] (Ars Nova/Yale Cabaret/Halcyon Theatre), The Hunchback of Seville (Washington Ensemble Theatre/Trinity Repertory Company), Washeteria (Soho Rep.), and Boomcracklefly (Miracle Theatre). She is currently under commission by South Coast Repertory and Trinity Repertory Company. Select acting credits include Antony and Cleopatra (Royal Shakespeare Company/The Public Theater), An Enemy of the People (Baltimore Center Stage), and The Good Wife (CBS). Smith is the recipient of a Van Lier Fellowship at New Dramatists, and is an alumna of Ars Nova's Play Group and The New Georges Jam. She holds an M.F.A. from Yale School of Drama and a B.A. from Brown University.