Charlene V. Smith is an actor, director, and scholar, living in the DC metropolitan area since 2006. Her acting credits include Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Margaret in Margaret: A Tyger's Heart, Dr. Faustus in Dr. Faustus, Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Isabella in Measure for Measure, Macduff in Macbeth, Rosaline/Costard in Love's Labour's Lost, Portia in Julius Caesar, Millie in Picnic, and Helen in The Cripple of Inishmaan. She has also performed in the premiere of two works by John Moriogello, Jack the Ticket Ripper and A Thing For Redheads. Her directing credits include The Two Noble Kinsmen, Richard II, Richard III, and Thomas Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the College of William and Mary with a BA in Theatre and English and studied at the London Dramatic Academy. She has a MLitt and MFA in Shakespeare and Performance from Mary Baldwin College in partnership with the American Shakespeare Center. She is the Artistic Director of Brave Spirits Theatre.