Artist Bio

Charise Castro Smith

(Bio as of March 2015)

Charise Castro Smith returns to the Goodman, where her play Feathers and Teeth was featured as part of the 2013 and 2014 New Stages Festivals. Her plays include Estrella Cruz [The Junkyard Queen] (Ars Nova ANT Fest/Yale Cabaret/Upcoming: Halcyon Theatre); Boomcracklefly (Miracle Theater in Portland, OR) and The Hunchback of Seville (Brown Trinity Playwrights Rep/Washington Ensemble Theatre). She is currently working on commissions from Trinity Repertory Company, Soho Rep and the Humana Festival of New American Plays. As an actress, Ms. Castro Smith has appeared in Antony and Cleopatra (Royal Shakespeare Company/GableStage/The Public Theater) and on television in The Good Wife and Unforgettable. She is a member of New Georges’ the JAM and an alumna of Ars Nova’s Playgroup. Ms. Castro Smith was a 2012/2013 Van Lier Fellow at New Dramatists. She received her MFA from the Yale School of Drama and her BA from Brown University.