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Elizabeth Marrero

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Elizabeth Marrero (born 1963) is an American of (Puerto Rican ancestry) performance artist, comedian, and drag king who is best known as Macha, the "papi chulo drag king", a character she created in 1999. Her solo and collaborative work is characterized by her open exploration of lesbian and Puerto Rican issues in a working-class or ghetto environment and by her links to stand-up comedy. She was born and lives in the Bronx, New York. Performance career Marrero began her performance career with her first cousin, dancer/choreographer Arthur Aviles, performing the role of Maeva in over a dozen dance pieces since 1991, including Arturella (1996) and Maéva de Oz (1997). In 2003 she reappeared in Aviles's signature piece Arturella at Dance Theater Workshop in New York City. In 2001 she premiered her first one-woman show, Machataso: A One Woman Cho’ as part of the BAAD! ASS WOMEN festival, which had a three-week, sold-out, extended run at the Bronx
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