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Charise Castro Smith

Playwright, Actress & Director; Best Known for her Work on Disney's 'Encanto'

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Charise Castro Smith Biography

Charise Castro Smith is an American playwright, actress, television writer, producer, and co-director who made her film debut in the Walt Disney Animation Studios film Encanto. Centered on a Colombian girl who lacks magical powers in spite of her family having them, she co-directed the film alongside Zootopia co-director Byron Howard and co-wrote the screenplay alongside Jared Bush.

In 2008, Castro Smith’s first play Estrella Cruz [The Junkyard Queen] was produced at the Yale Cabaret, and was later produced at the Ars Nova ANT Fest in New York City and at the Halcyon Theater in Chicago. The play is a Cuban-American twist of a Greek myth of the goddess Persephone set in the 21st century. In 2011, Smith's play Boomcracklefly was produced at the Milgaro Theater in Portland, Oregon. In 2014, her play The Hunchback of Seville was produced by the Washington Ensemble Theatre in Seattle.

Acclaimed as a "gleefully revisionist riff on rampaging colonialism," The Hunchback of Seville was inspired by Smith's interest in how Americans handle the history of Columbus and the massacres that resulted from his actions. The complex character of Queen Isabella stems from Smith's own desire to play Richard III in Shakespeare's Richard III. Smith's most produced work, Feathers and Teeth, was featured at the Goodman Theater’s New Stage Festival (2013-2014). Inspired by Hamlet, 1970s horror films, and Jon Ronson's book "The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry," Feathers and Teeth centers on a 13-year-old girl who loses her mom and thinks her new step-mother is a demon.

As with Smith's other plays, Feathers and Teeth features a complex, "crazy" female lead in an eccentric and comedic play. Ultimately, Smith's goal was to use horror as a way to help others understand the human experience of obsession and fear. The play was later produced at Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland, Oregon. Castro Smith's most recent work El Huracán, featured at the DNA New Work Series at La Jolla Playhouse, is described as loosely connected to the ideas of Shakespeare's The Tempest.

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    Booking fees for Charise Castro Smith, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Charise Castro Smith, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Charise Castro Smith for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Charise Castro Smith for your next private or corporate function.
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Playwright, Actress & Director; Best Known for her Work on Disney's 'Encanto'

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Charise Castro Smith Biography

Charise Castro Smith is an American playwright, actress, television writer, producer, and co-director who made her film debut in the Walt Disney Animation Studios film Encanto. Centered on a Colombian girl who lacks magical powers in spite of her family having them, she co-directed the film alongside Zootopia co-director Byron Howard and co-wrote the screenplay alongside Jared Bush.

In 2008, Castro Smith’s first play Estrella Cruz [The Junkyard Queen] was produced at the Yale Cabaret, and was later produced at the Ars Nova ANT Fest in New York City and at the Halcyon Theater in Chicago. The play is a Cuban-American twist of a Greek myth of the goddess Persephone set in the 21st century. In 2011, Smith's play Boomcracklefly was produced at the Milgaro Theater in Portland, Oregon. In 2014, her play The Hunchback of Seville was produced by the Washington Ensemble Theatre in Seattle.

Acclaimed as a "gleefully revisionist riff on rampaging colonialism," The Hunchback of Seville was inspired by Smith's interest in how Americans handle the history of Columbus and the massacres that resulted from his actions. The complex character of Queen Isabella stems from Smith's own desire to play Richard III in Shakespeare's Richard III. Smith's most produced work, Feathers and Teeth, was featured at the Goodman Theater’s New Stage Festival (2013-2014). Inspired by Hamlet, 1970s horror films, and Jon Ronson's book "The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry," Feathers and Teeth centers on a 13-year-old girl who loses her mom and thinks her new step-mother is a demon.

As with Smith's other plays, Feathers and Teeth features a complex, "crazy" female lead in an eccentric and comedic play. Ultimately, Smith's goal was to use horror as a way to help others understand the human experience of obsession and fear. The play was later produced at Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland, Oregon. Castro Smith's most recent work El Huracán, featured at the DNA New Work Series at La Jolla Playhouse, is described as loosely connected to the ideas of Shakespeare's The Tempest.

Charise Castro Smith Videos

  • ENCANTO | Jared Bush and Charise Castro Smith Official Interview
  • Byron Howard, Jared Bush & Charise Castro Smith Interview: Encanto
  • Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Charise Castro Smith

FAQs on booking Charise Castro Smith

  • How to book Charise Castro Smith?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Charise Castro Smith for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Charise Castro Smith, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Charise Castro Smith or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Charise Castro Smith?

    Booking fees for Charise Castro Smith, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Charise Castro Smith, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Charise Castro Smith?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Charise Castro Smith for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Charise Castro Smith for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Charise Castro Smith or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Charise Castro Smith or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Charise Castro Smith is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Charise Castro Smith for your event is available upon request. Charise Castro Smith generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Diane Guerrero, George C. Wolfe, Leslie Iwerks, Winston Duke and Zazie Beetz. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Charise Castro Smith for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Charise Castro Smith Speaker Videos

  • ENCANTO | Jared Bush and Charise Castro Smith Official Interview
    Byron Howard, Jared Bush & Charise Castro Smith Interview: Encanto
  • Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Charise Castro Smith

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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