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Carmen Palaez

Carmen is a graduate of American Academy for the Dramatic Arts New York and has performed her solo play Rum & Coke to raves in LA, Chicago, Miami and Off-Broadway at Abingdon Theater. She has written several plays for children in collaboration with artist Pablo Cano and most recently wrote the book for the upcoming musical Havana Music Hall. Carmen has also contributed essays to NBC Latino, Marie Claire, Huffington Post and the New York Times. In 2012, she won the HBO New York International Latino Film Festival Short Film Competition with “The Acting Lesson,” which she co-directed and followed it up with her second short “A Queen Without His Crown.” Currently Carmen is developing a feature length screenplay and a bilingual television pilot before the fall release of “Rum & Coke LIVE.”

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