Celebrate LGBT Media with Dylan Marron & More!
Dylan Marron is a writer and performer based in New York City. He is the voice of Carlos on the hit podcast "Welcome to Night Vale" and he plays Ari on "Whatever this is," the 2013 web series that Indiewire named the best web drama of the year. As an ensemble member of the New York Neo Futurists he writes for and performs in "Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind," the company’s signature late-night show that is one of New York’s longest running productions. He spent his childhood searching for his reflection in the media and is spending his adulthood trying to create it.
Join Dylan and other LGBT actors, activists, and creators at The Box Scene Project’s Spotlight on Diversity! Get a VIP ticket and you can hang out with him and the guests at the VIP post-show reception!
Learn more & get tickets at SpotlightOnDiversity.TheBoxSceneProject.org while you still can!
This is happening!!
Couldn’t sleep so I made this video of our green room in Edmonton.
I’ve been wanting more and more to talk about the complex history of my own racial identity, and Mara Wilson gave me an opportunity to do so when she invited me to tell a story on her monthly show “What Are You Afraid Of?” At first I was going to talk about body image issues (an incredibly important topic as well), but found myself itching to tell this story that I had never actually told publicly. I don’t even share it with many friends. Hopefully there will be more drafts of this story, but in the mean time I invite you to hear about the moment when I was first confronted with the predicament of racial ambiguity and the liminal feeling of not belonging anywhere. I encourage you to share your own story of racial identity as well, no matter how you may identify. If we do not see a space for ourselves in this world, we must speak our truths to create that space.
Special thanks to Mara for inviting me to share on her beautiful show, to Vince Fairchild for recording backup audio, and to my boyfriend Todd who listened to every. draft. of. this. story. and supported me the whole way through. Also for filming it. Also for being the best.
just some experimenting.
to see the actual TV spot, click here.
and i’m honored to work with people who think like this.