FAKE - A Trusted Name - Roman

Miami, Florida


Camila has just been promoted to the head of the Latin American Art Department at a major NYC auction house when she is presented with one of her great Aunt Amelia's paintings as a last-minute inclusion for auction. The authenticity of the painting is questionable, Camila's dedication to her great Aunt is now forcing Camila to decide between her own burgeoning career and Amelia's legacy.


Time: Contemporary                             

Situation: Roman, unimposing but piercing in his own way, is an independent dealer specializing in Cuban Art. He is attempting to convince Camila that his motives, methods and the piece he is trying to sell are all – to some degree – true.

Subject Matter: Art and Commerce, Identity, Authenticity, Loss, Art, Cuban American, Latino Art Market, Auction House

Note from Playwright: I run my great aunt Amelia's Foundation and have to deal with the art market. In my first play RUM AND COKE, I posit that Camila goes to Cuba to live one of her aunt Amelia's paintings. This story was a natural follow up to the character Camila's journey. 

The Playwright gives you permission to do this scene as a monologue.

Supplemental Information:

To inquire about reading the full script of FAKE, contact Carmen directly at carmen@carmenpelaez.com

Learn about Artist Amelia Peláez here: Amelia Pelaez Foundation 

See Artist Mariano Rodriguez’s work here: http://www.cernudaarte.com/artists/mariano-rodriguez/

See Artist Wifredo Lam’s work here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wifredo_Lam


After your purchase is complete, check your e-mail for an order confirmation and invoice. (Sometimes you receive two confirmations; check both.) The order confirmation will contain a link in blue text to a PDF containing: 

  • Full Monologue
  • Character Information
  • Important Contextual Information


According to the terms of your license, you are permitted to download the PDF 2 times only. The access link will expire 48 hours after the time stamp on the invoice.


  • Price:$2.99

Not rated yet
No reviews.
  • Source
    Full-Length Play
  • Character Age
    Adult 40-50, Adult 50-60
  • Character Gender Ident./Sexual Orient.
  • Character Ethnicity
    Latin@/x - Hispanic, Caribbean
  • Genre
  • Period
  • Length
    2 min or less
  • Writer Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation
  • Writer Ethnicity
    Caribbean, Latin@/x - Hispanic
Customer reviews
Average rating:

Score: 0. Votes: 0
Please sign in to add review
There are no comments yet. Be the first to leave a comment
Related products
  Source Title Author Description Free sample
Marco Antonio Rodriguez

An ailing Dominican man finally reveals a long-kept secret to his two sons.

Neil McGowan

In the 22nd Century, an aging man confronts his longtime wife with the truth about which of her many bodies he appreciated the most.

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 Peláez, that brought her into the elite art scene.

Carmen Peláez

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

Fonde Taylor

Kolya has only 48 hours to complete a $30,000 commission, and the phone is ringing off the hook.

Carmen Peláez

Camila has a Cuban-Americanita epiphany in Havana’s Tropicana Nightclub.

Carmen Peláez

Returning home from her first ever visit to Cuba, Camila discovers the answer she has been looking for.

Carmen Peláez

To comfort her client Camila, Iluminada, the Santería psychic, explains what it was like when her father died.

Carmen Peláez

A scrappy, imaginative Cuban child prostitute yearns to return to the grace of her past ballet studies.

Carmen Peláez

Nena, a Tropicana Showgirl, could not bring herself to escape to Miami with her true love.

Carmen Peláez

During her first visit to Cuba, Camila feels her excitement shift to discomfort. Old Havana is not what she expected.

Carmen Peláez

Alicia tries to make her granddaughter understand how dangerous Cuba is/was.

Carmen Peláez

Switching from manicurist to Santería psychic being can sometimes be a challenge for Iluminada.

Carmen Peláez

Alicia resents those who cannot understand the pain she still feels as a Cuban exile.

Carmen Peláez

No one messes with Juana!

Carmen Peláez

Alicia, a longtime Cuban exile, still protests the plight of her country each week in “Hunger Strike Shifts.”

Carmen Peláez

Nena describes her two loves: fiancée Luis and being a Tropicana Showgirl.

Carmen Peláez

What makes beautiful, beautiful?

Bob Clyman

Curiosity and journalistic instinct drive Mark to strike up a conversation with a mysterious stranger in the airport.

Bob Clyman

Philip, an expert in hypnosis, shares his very diverse heritage.

Judith Pratt

Ordinary Vannie suddenly becomes obsessed with three paintings of windows. One by one, using all possible means, she acquires them. The result is –magical.

Dominica Plummer

A neighbor remembers his/her friendship with Fred and the beauty (and hardships) of farming the land in Vermont.