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 Carlos Vega from Brooklyn, New York.
My favorite show at The New Victory was…
Brazil Brazil because it was a different type of circus. My favorite act was when a man did multiple back flips in one place.
The show I’m most excited for this season is…
I can't wait for Air Play because I've seen those artists perform with Big Apple Circus.
The thing I like most about being an usher is…
Every year, I get to meet new people.
My dream job would be…
Any job that I could work with my hands.
My love of theater started...
I first fell in love with theater when my brother got me tickets to see a show at the New Vic!
What's your favorite subject in school?
Math because I love numbers.
What's your favorite NYC hangout?
I really enjoy hanging out at the New Vic with the people I work with before and after our shifts.
Describe the most challenging thing about being an usher.
Sometimes it's tricky to teach new Ushers because everyone learns differently.
Describe your dream vacation.
I would love to go to Egypt one day.
||Want to learn more about The New Victory Theater Usher Program? Take a look here!
Photo: Alexis Buatti-Ramos