FAKE - The Seamstress - Camila

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: Situation: Camila is in her late 30’s. Quick, expressive and a ball of energy, she has been newly appointed as the head of the Latin American Department at a major NYC Art Auction House. She explains to her boss and mentor how a seemingly humble sketch drawn by her aunt, the famous Cuban artist Amelia Pelaez, led her to the elite art scene and her life’s purpose.

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 examples of Amelia Peláez’s artwork here: https://www.artsy.net/artist/amelia-pelaez


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.

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  • Source
    Full-Length Play
  • Character Age
    Adult 30-40
  • Character Gender Ident./Sexual Orient.
  • Character Ethnicity
    Latin@/x - Hispanic, Caribbean
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  • Length
    2 min +
  • Writer Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation
  • Writer Ethnicity
    Latin@/x - Hispanic, Caribbean
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