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Danny Marin. (Photo by Rachel Monteleone)

Theatrical Mustang: Danny Marin Creates Conversation

This month Woodzick talks to performer and producer Danny Marin about telling stories with nuance and advocating for a better industry.

American Theatre is proud to be the venue for Theatrical Mustang, an independently produced podcast from actor-writer-activist Woodzick. Each month they’ll bring listeners interviews with unbridled talent and cultural trailblazers from across the country.

This month they talk to performer and producer Danny Marin. Marin, a transplant from Southern California, makes minimum wage writing and performing in NYC. They originated the parody roles of Seymour in Liquor Shop of Horrors and Lefou in Beauty & The Bourbon as part of Drunk Musicals‘s Off-Broadway run. They’ve also been seen Off-Broadway in Naked Boys Singing at Theatre Row. Their film and TV roles include Real Housewives of NY (Themself), Mrs. Fletcher (James), Blue Bloods, and Law and Order. When they’re not onstage, Danny produces shows across the country through their production company Con Limón Productions. They were in the inaugural cohort for the Shubert Organization’s Artistic Circle, which helps further education and foster industry relationships for young BIPOC producers.

On this episode, Danny discusses the value of the RISE Theatre Directory for increasing artistic visibility and dismantling barriers to access in the industry. They emphasize the importance of investing in new talent by partnering emerging artists with an experienced team, illustrate the ways that Con Limón prioritizes nuance in storytelling, and offer advice on holding space for mission-driven practices. They also discuss partnering with The Capables foundation, developing an indie folk musical called Siren, and writing their own dark comedy show called Vaguely Relatable.

P.S. Since recording this podcast, the announcement has been made that Danny’s production company is making their Broadway debut producing How to Dance in Ohio.

You can also listen to this episode here.

The Theatrical Mustang podcast is edited by CJ Higgins (they/them). Music by The Morgens using Citizen DJ Project, Library of Congress, National Jukebox.

This podcast is dedicated to the memory of Barton Cole, who coined the phrase “Theatrical Mustang.”

You can listen to episodes 1-138 of the Theatrical Mustang Podcast here. You can email us at or send a tweet to @TheatricalM.

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