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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.

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.
 

FatemataMy 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…
William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (Abridged)! I really love Shakespeare and after watching the funny trailer, I immediately wanted to see it.
 
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.

 
New Victory Thumb Want to learn more about The New Victory Theater Usher Program? Take a look here!

Photo: Alexis Buatti-Ramos
Posted by Beth Henderson

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 16-22 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 Danielle Braddock from the Bronx, New York.!
Danielle
My favorite show at The New Victory was…
Mother Africa: My Home because I loved the dancing and the music. My favorite scene was the finale when the cast walked through the aisles and gave everyone a high five.

The show I’m most excited for this season is…
I can't wait to see Jason Bishop and all of his illusions!

The thing I like most about being an usher is…
The best part of being an usher is seeing patrons enjoying themselves and having fun at the theater.

My favorite memory from working as an usher was... 
It has to be when I was working the lower lobby during Elephant & Piggie's We Are in a Play. There was a 2 year-old who was exploring an activity before the show. She looked like she was lonely so I started reading books to her. She really enjoyed that!

My dream job would be… 
A pastry chef. It's always been my passion to bake treats.

What was your favorite story as a kid?
My favorite story as a kid was Corduroy. In it, a girl named Lisa wanted the stuffed bear Corduroy but her mother said no because he was missing a button. Lisa went back the next day with her own money to bring Corduroy home. 

What's your favorite NYC hangout or neighborhood?
At Highbridge Pool, everything is special. It's awesome to see all of the kids, adults and families spend time together. 

Describe the most challenging thing about being an usher.
The most challenging thing is making sure patrons get the absolute best customer service. 

Describe your dream vacation.
My dream vacation would be to go to California and walk on the beach.

What is your favorite childhood memory?
I'll always remember going to Six Flags Great Adventure almost every summer.
 
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Posted by Beth Henderson
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