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April 24, 2015

Third Year Usher Spotlight: Paul Williams


All season long, we'll be featuring young people from our Usher Corps program in our New Vic Bills and online on the New Victory Blog. Earlier this season, the New Victory Usher Corps program won the 2014 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, so we're thrilled to tell you more about this fantastic group of hardworking young people! Read more about the award here, learn more about the New Victory Usher Corps on our website, or find out how the young people in your life can apply to be a part of this award-winning program!

Today we’re talking to third-year usher Paul Williams from Brooklyn!

What inspires you?
Success and being able to provide inspires me. 

What was your favorite movie as a kid?
My favorite movie as a kid was The Rugrats Go to Paris. I wanted to have an adventure just like theirs when I was young. 

What's your fondest or earliest childhood memory?
My earliest childhood memory is sitting back on the couch with a bottle of milk watching Power Rangers.

What is/was your favorite subject in school?
Global studies was my favorite subject. I had a funny teacher, so class was never boring, and I always passed!

How would you describe your personal style?
I really don't have a style. If it looks good on me, I'll wear it. 

What's your favorite thing to do when you're not at work?
When I'm not at work, I like to chill with my friends or catch up on my shows.

What's your favorite NYC hangout or neighborhood?
My favorite hangout spot in NYC would be my own neighborhood, Crown Heights. It’s where I feel most comfortable. 

What's the most challenging thing about being an usher?
The most challenging thing about being an usher is keeping an eye on all of the patrons that eat during the shows.

What's your favorite place to eat or grab food near the theater?
My favorite place to grab lunch near the theater is Cafe O.

What's your secret skill or hidden talent?
I enjoying boxing as a hobby. I plan to practice MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) later this year. 

What's your favorite song right now?
My favorite song right now is "Faded Too Long" by Meek Mill.

What's your dream vacation?
My dream vacation would be going on a cruise through Central America. Central America is appealing to me because my family is from Panama and I would like to trace my roots. Also, I’d like to see the differences and similarities between all of the Spanish-speaking cultures.

What are you most proud of?
I'm most proud of graduating high school.
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