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The New Victory Blog is a place to learn more about New York's theater for families and the shows we produce. Find out what we do and what we're passionate about—exploring the arts as a family.

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 Ciarra Livramento, from East Harlem!

Ciarra LivramentoWho or what inspires you?
My determination to be successful in life inspires me.

What was your favorite movie as a kid and what's your fondest childhood memory?
My favorite movie as a kid was The Lion King because I loved the songs and I got to know the animals’ way of life. My fondest memory as a kid was going to sleep-away camp.

What is/was your favorite subject in school?
My favorite subject in school was English because I feel the best way to express my thoughts is through writing.

How would you describe your personal style?
I would describe my personal style as simple but chic.

What's your favorite thing to do when you're not at work?
When I'm not at work, I like to spend time with my family and friends. My favorite place to hang out in NYC is the Lower East Side because they have great thrift shops and many interesting people and places to explore.

What's the most challenging thing about being an usher?
The most challenging thing about being an usher is making sure everyone is getting an amazing theater experience.

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

What's your favorite song right now?
My favorite song right now is "Stay Ready" by Jhene Aiko.

What's your dream vacation?
My dream vacation is to go to the Cape Verde Islands and get in touch with my heritage.

If you could go to lunch with anyone, living or dead, who would it be and why?
If I could go to lunch with any person living or dead it would be with my grandfather because I would love to just have one more moment with him.

What are you most proud of?
I am most proud of being a part of a great program that has opened me up to many forms of art. I have learned more about the history and techniques of circus, dance, music, acrobatics and puppetry.
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The votes are in! And it won't be happily ever after for all of our Kids' Lit favorites. Round two means saying goodbye to the likes of Goldilocks & The Three Bears, which was defeated by a hefty margin in its match against Alice In Wonderland. And in the closest call of the competition, rookie favorite Harry Potter lost to Where the Wild Things Are in a surprising upset.

Now the competition gets a little more fierce. Rapunzel versus Snow White... The Billy Goats Gruff versus The Ugly Duckling... Who will come out on top?

YOUR votes will decide! Use the ballot below to cast your votes, and may the best plays win! Check back on March 17 to see who makes it into round three!
 
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