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 Izzy Delgado from Pelham Gardens in the Bronx, New York.
My favorite show at The New Victory was…
Robin Hood. I loved the energy in each and every performance. It was such an interactive experience and I really got the feeling that the actors were having a blast every time they went on stage.
The show I’m most excited for this season is...
I'm looking forward to seeing Air Play because it looks like it will be a ton of fun for the whole family. Exciting clowning and vibrant colors? You can't go wrong!
The thing I like most about being an usher is…
I love seeing families from all over the world put aside their troubles and simply enjoy a show. Working at such an inclusive theater assures families that no one will be left out. There's no better feeling than that.
My favorite memory from working as an usher was...
My favorite memory had to be from a performance of Something. A family brought their daughter out of the audience because she got a little too excited during the show. We spent the next 30 minutes playing with props and dressing up while her parents watched the show on the monitor. They thanked me, but, honestly, it was the most fun I'd had as an usher. It changed how I did my job!
My dream job would be…
I would work as a recreational therapist. I always look for ways I can be of assistance to others. Having spoken to recreational therapists, it seems like a job that takes a lot of patience, but is also very rewarding.
My love of theater started...
My love of theater started in the fourth grade. I was a part of Rosie's Broadway Kids and was taken to see Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway.
||Want to learn more about The New Victory Theater Usher Program? Take a look here!
Photo: Alexis Buatti-Ramos