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 teens ages 16-21 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 the Usher Corps in our New Vic Bills and here on the New Victory blog. Today we're talking to third-year usher Fatemata Krubally from The Bronx, New York.
My favorite show at The New Victory was…
I loved Mother Africa: My Home because it showed a different side of African culture and dance that was quite intriguing and inspiring.
The show I’m most excited for this season is…
My favorite memory from working as an usher was...
I really loved when we went to see Hamilton. It was the beginning of the season and we were all getting to know each other. It definitely brought us closer together because for the rest of the season we kept acting out our favorite songs.
My dream job would be…
I want to become an actress or a stage manager so I can be a part of bringing a show to life—whether it’s in the rehearsal room, onstage or behind the scenes.
My love of theater started...
It started when I saw my first show in elementary school, called the Black Nutcracker. I don’t really remember what the show was about, but I can remember a smaller version of myself sitting on the edge of my seat, just waiting to see what happened next.
What was your favorite story as a kid?
My favorite story was The Very Hungry Caterpillar because it was a picture book with different foods. The best part was the ending when the caterpillar transformed into a butterfly.
What's your favorite thing to do when you're not at work?
I like to watch Netflix and eat snacks.
What's your favorite New York City hangout or neighborhood?
Right now, I like Brooklyn Bridge Park because I always feel at peace when I'm surrounded by water.
||Want to learn more about The New Victory Theater Usher Program? Take a look here!
Photo: Alexis Buatti-Ramos