CARMEN - Put On My Face as Soon as I Get Up!

Author Diana Howie
Houston, Texas

MONOLOGUE DESCRIPTION

Time: Contemporary

Situation: Carmen is putting on her make-up for the day. At some point, she talks to the audience as if a roommate is there watching her as she paints her face. She explains her past as a child of immigrants, how her bold make-up choices have fueled a new identity and how her mother would never approve of her new and improved look. 

Subject Matter: Appearance, Identity, Immigrant Experience, Need to be Noticed

Note from Playwright: I was struck by a naturally beautiful woman I knew who absolutely transformed herself every morning into someone who looked totally different than the woman who went to bed at night. I asked her why.

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  • Source
    Stand-Alone Monologue, Ten-Minute Play
  • Character Age
    Adult 20-30, Adult 30-40
  • Character Gender Ident./Sexual Orient.
    Female
  • Character Ethnicity
    Latin@/x - Hispanic
  • Period
    Contemporary
  • Length
    2 min +
  • Writer Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation
    Female
  • Writer Ethnicity
    White
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