Carmen Peláez


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.



I like to explore those moments in which laughter and devastation live in the same breath.







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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.

Carmen Peláez

Juan shares a story about Andy Warhol’s Brillo boxes as proof that secrets can sometimes be more valuable than profits.

Carmen Peláez

Camila describes the seemingly humble sketch drawn by her aunt, the famous Cuban Artist Amelia Pelaez, that brought her into the elite art scene.

Carmen Peláez

Paintings teach Margaret that none of us are immune to the whims of fate.