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Her performances include Wordat4F, performing for their events at Apt78, Word Up Community Bookstore, and La Feria del Libro Dominicano. She acted in No Room for the Broken written by Wordat4F co-founder Angy Abreu. NRFTB is an all women play that brings to life Angy's book of poetry. It was performed at the Sweet Water Dance &Yoga Studio and the Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center. She has featured for Arieto Live! in the Bronx, La Pluma y La Tinta series at La Casa Azul Bookstore and Tantalizing Productions at the Mott Haven Bar and Grill. Mariela has also participated in different writing classes and workshops. She completed a cycle at the School of Poetic Arts (La SOPA) and performed for Capicu Culture with her fellow graduates of the program. Looking to expand her passion through other genres, she took a class provided by Vanessa Martir named "Writing our Lives". After taking a free class she signed up for the Spring semester plus another series known as Voice. A  VONA Alum, she attended VONA SoCal: Poetry as Documentary with Elmaz Abinader and will be attending this Summer 2016 Memoir with Reyna Grande at the University of Miami. Believing in the power of sisterhood and writing Mariela went to SANKOFA Sisterhood Writers Retreat and "Commit to your Writing" workshops hosted by the NYC Latinas Writers Group. She is a Full Circle Ensemble poet who performed at the National Black Theatre for the shows “Page to Stage”, “Misconceptions” "Misconceptions Too" and "Im just saying".  She has performed in her native Brooklyn in the Bushwick Starr Theatre, with Brooklyn Gypsies presentation of GHD: Colors and Borders Collide at the Jack Theatre. Mariela continues to document her multidimensional experience through bilingual poetry and prose.

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