FAKE - Youth and Beauty - Margaret

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: Margaret, an elegant and classic woman, runs the procurement department for a major NYC art auction house. No-nonsense but warm and very smart. By sharing an anecdote about art exhibition comparisons, she is attempting to explain to and warn her younger cohort Camila that no one is immune to the whims of fate.

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 

Read a description about the YOUTH AND BEAUTY Exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum of Art here: https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/touring/youth_beauty

See Otto Dix paintings here: https://www.ottodix.org

See Max Beckmann paintings here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Beckmann

See Joseph Stella’s Birth of Venus: https://www.wikiart.org/en/joseph-stella/not-detected-276162

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  • Source
    Full-Length Play
  • Character Age
    Adult 40-50, Adult 50-60, Adult 60-70
  • Character Gender Ident./Sexual Orient.
    Female
  • Character Ethnicity
    White
  • 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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