Award winning actor and writer, Carmen Peláez has performed her solo play RUM & COKE to raves in LA, Chicago, Off-Broadway at Abingdon Theater and most recently shot it live at the Freedom Tower in Miami for Fall 2017 release.
In 2012, she won the HBO New York International Latino Film Festival Short Film Competition with The Acting Lesson, which she co-directed and followed up with her short, A Queen Without His Crown. She's also a contributor for NBC Latino and has written essays for Marie Claire, Huffington Post and the New York Times.
Currently Carmen is advising on the Netflix relaunch of One Day at A Time and the new Story Lab/Univision Production Juguetes Perdidos as she develops her first feature.
NOTE FROM PLAYWRIGHT
I like to explore those moments in which laughter and devastation live in the same breath.
Peregrine Whittlesey Agency
LIST OF PLAYS
Go to Carmen’s website to see the complete list of her work: carmenpelaez.com
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|Source Title||Author||Description||Free sample|
|FAKE - A Trusted Name - Roman||Carmen Peláez||
Roman justifies the methods he has employed to make a place for himself and Cuban Art in the world’s elite art market.
|FAKE - Andy Warhol's Brillo Boxes - Juan||Carmen Peláez||
Juan shares a story about Andy Warhol’s Brillo boxes as proof that secrets can sometimes be more valuable than profits.
|FAKE - The Seamstress - Camila||Carmen Peláez||
Camila describes the seemingly humble sketch drawn by her aunt, the famous Cuban Artist Amelia Peláez, that brought her into the elite art scene.
|FAKE - Youth and Beauty - Margaret||Carmen Peláez||
Paintings teach Margaret that none of us are immune to the whims of fate.
|RUM AND COKE - Faith - Iluminada||Carmen Peláez||
To comfort her client Camila, Iluminada, the Santería psychic, explains what it was like when her father died.
|RUM AND COKE - I Dance With My Hands - Nikita||Carmen Peláez||
A scrappy, imaginative Cuban child prostitute yearns to return to the grace of her past ballet studies.
|RUM AND COKE - I'm the Cuban Chicken - Camila||Carmen Peláez||
During her first visit to Cuba, Camila feels her excitement shift to discomfort. Old Havana is not what she expected.
|RUM AND COKE - La Habana Got So Cold - Alicia||Carmen Peláez||
Alicia tries to make her granddaughter understand how dangerous Cuba is/was.
|RUM AND COKE - Manicuree, Psychic Being - Iluminada||Carmen Peláez||
Switching from manicurist to Santería psychic being can sometimes be a challenge for Iluminada.