FAKE - A Trusted Name - Roman

Miami, Florida

PLAY DESCRIPTION

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.

MONOLOGUE DESCRIPTION

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

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  • Source
    Full-Length Play
  • Character Age
    Adult 40-50, Adult 50-60
  • Character Gender Ident./Sexual Orient.
    Male
  • Character Ethnicity
    Latin@/x - Hispanic, Caribbean
  • Genre
    Drama
  • Period
    Contemporary
  • Length
    2 min or less
  • Writer Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation
    Female
  • Writer Ethnicity
    Caribbean, Latin@/x - Hispanic
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