The New Victory Theater launched the New Victory Usher Corps
the day the theater opened to provide paid employment, job training, academic support, mentorship and an introduction to the performing arts for over 50 young New Yorkers each year. Since then, the program has provided over 400,000 hours of paid employment to over 500 NYC teens from across the city. Find out how the young people in your life can apply to be a part of this award-winning program here
All season long, we'll be featuring young people from our Usher Corps in our New Vic Bills and here on the New Victory Blog. Today we're talking to third-year usher Dylan Christou from Astoria, Queens.
My favorite show at the New Victory was…
I really liked The Old Man and the Old Moon
because of the folk music in the show. Also, the set and lighting were very impressive.
The thing I like most about being an usher is…
I like being exposed to a variety of theatrical genres.
My favorite memory of working as an usher was…
I liked going to a school in the Bronx to speak to kids about the Usher Program. It made me feel like a leader and proud to be a part of such a great organization.
My love of theater started…
When I saw shows at the New Victory with my sister when we were little.
What was your favorite story as a kid?
I really loved the Captain Underpants
series because of all of the humor. It also had the Flip-o-Rama, where you turned the page really quickly and the pictures became animations!
What is your favorite subject in school?
My favorite class right now is Marketing because I have a teacher who makes it very exciting.
What’s your favorite NYC hangout or neighborhood?
I like to hang out in SoHo and Astoria. SoHo is a prime location. It is very lively and active and full of people. Astoria is home.
Describe your dream vacation.
I would love to go on a road trip across the country from New York to California.
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