dot portella
Wednesday Night Slam Open Host circa 1996-99

Dot Portella is an actress, teacher, and spoken word artist. Her work has been published in "Sky Scrapers, Taxis, and Tampons" (Fly By Night Press) and "SLAM!" (Alloy Books).  Dot was the host of the Wednesday night SLAM open at the Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe as well as being a member of the Nuyorican’s 1997 Nuyorican National Slam team.  She earned her B.F.A. in Acting at Marymount Manhattan College and her M.A. in Educational Theatre at New York University.  Please visit for more information about Dot and to find out about her current projects.

See National Teams/1997.