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 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 Stephanie Cuevas from Brooklyn, New York.
What has been your favorite show at the New Vic?
I absolutely loved how the music changed unexpectedly from scene to scene. My favorite scene was when the ensemble came out and started dancing. They took their sandals off and started beating them on the floor to the rhythm.
The thing I like most about being an usher is…
I like being able to meet and help different kinds of people every day.
My favorite memory from working as an usher was…
After a show, I was doing the Try This activity with a little girl in the lobby. She had so much fun that she didn’t want to leave!
My dream job would be…
I want to become an English Teacher because English has always been my favorite subject. I would love to teach others about it and I love working with kids!
My love of theater started…
My freshman year of high school, I took a theater class. I've loved it ever since!
Who inspires you?
My mother inspires me because she taught me right from wrong. She's been my number one supporter since day one.
What was your favorite story as a kid?
I liked Green Eggs and Ham
because, just like the main character in the book, I had trouble trying different things when I was a kid. However, once I tried them, they were never as bad as I thought that they'd be!
What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re not at work?
I like to listen to music or watch Law and Order.
What’s your favorite NYC hangout or neighborhood?
Williamsburg is my favorite place because a lot of my friends live there and I love all of the stores!
Describe the most challenging thing about being an usher.
It can be challenging to be an usher because sometimes you have to multi-task and it can get a little crazy.
Describe your dream vacation
I want to travel around the world.
||Want to learn more about The New Victory Theater Usher Program? Take a look here!