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February 3, 2011

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February 3, 2011

I am a theatre artist, parent and former Preschool and Elementary School teacher. I have long been a fan of the work the New Vic does from a professional standpoint. Their shows are beautifully produced, adventurous, carefully curated to serve a wide audience and lots of fun. But now as a parent with a two year-old, I am especially glad to have them in my life. I took my son to his first play at the New Vic, and he was enchanted. There were even activities in the lobby to keep him interested while we waited for the show.
Recently I was invited to participate in workshops at the New Vic for people interested in creating theatre for children. They have been stimulating and inspirational. Long live the New Vic!

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the enjoyment my son and I have received from their shows, and in the enrichment I've received from their workshops.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

have them produce as well as present theatre.

January 31, 2011

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January 31, 2011

I am a Teaching Artist with the New Victory theater as well a many other organizations. I feel extreemly lucky to be a part of the New Victory family. There are very few other organizations that bring such quality theater to so many students. In addition to the wonderful classroom programs, the New Victory has many other opportunities to interface with our communities. This year the "bring your family to the theater" is in full effect. This program is working to get our young students to be the catalysts to bringing their entire family to the theater....incredible.

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I experience the results of this theater every day.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would give this organization more money to be able to reach more students in our community.

January 31, 2011

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January 31, 2011

As a former Apprentice I would like to share how the New Vic has changed my life. I first came in contact with the New Victory Theater as a high school senior looking for an apprenticeship that would help me figure out where I fit in in the theater world. two vital factors in my experience as an apprentice were that this education program was in fact an apprenticeship and not an internship and that its theater programs are extremely intelligent while also being family friendly.

I always knew that I wanted to pursue a career in theater but at the time I had not the slightest idea how or where to begin but the New Victory soon changed all that. Through the apprenticeship program I learned so much about theater and more importantly educational non profit theater. Over the course of 4 months I embarked on numerous projects that were as challenging as they were rewarding. As a Production and Ticket Services apprentice I developed skills that to this day have stayed with me, skills that have taught me professionalism, awareness and resourcefulness.

The New Victory is a non profit organization in a class of unbeatable distinction. Its dedication to providing the young people of New York with intelligent, though provoking theater has stood the test of time and continues to touch the lives of not only its audiences but also its team of dedicated employees who believe whole heartedly in its mission.

After my apprenticeship ended I went on to serve as a faithful employee of the New Victory while pursuing my college career. Throughout the course of this time my involvement with the New Vic inspired me to attend graduate school at New York University and pursue a life long career in Educational Theatre.

As a proud advocate of educational theater I am now living in Hong Kong, China and taking on new challenges each and every day, plugging the skills and courage that New Vic taught me, to make intelligent educational theater a reality. I am currently working as a dramatic english teaching (using theater and dramatic activities to teach my students english). As a side project I have been working towards developing an educational theater for young audiences program which has been challenging but all in all very rewarding.

I owe so much credit to the New Victory. This organization has helped me realize how important theater is and how even more important educational theater is to me. I am so grateful to the New Victory for setting me on this path that I now find myself. i truly believe that if it had not been for the New Victory I would not be where I am today. And to be perfectly honest I was not even aware that there was such a thing as educational theater until I found the New Victory and who is to say that I would ever have discovered it had it not been for the New Victory. I am so proud to be a past apprentice, past employee and everlasting fan of the New Vic and believe that it will continue to inspire and educate those of us whom love theater and believe in its undeniable power to change the world.

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helping me to aspire to give my life meaning in a way that is artistic, intelligent and original

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make it international... the world needs more organizations like this

January 30, 2011

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January 30, 2011

The New Victory Theater offers some of the best theater available in NYC - for children AND for their families. The truly international programming includes everything from circus to opera, from puppetry to dance. The workshops offered to students are of excellent quality.

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The New Victory is unique. First of all, each workshop (whether pre-show or post-show) is taught by two teaching artists, not just one. Students get a chance to watch two artists collaborating, before they collaborate with their peers to create art themselves. The workshops are wonderful, and so are the shows. I have seen more spontaneous standing ovations at the New Vic than at any other theater, in NYC or elsewhere.

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There are no changes that come to mind. The team at the New Victory is constantly evaluating themselves and coming up with ways to improve their work.

January 30, 2011

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January 30, 2011

My husband and I have long admired the mission of The New Victory Theater; their innovative programming, their educational outreach, and their vision to ensure that quality in the arts is present, front and center, on their stages. Three of their shows are on my top 25 theatrical experiences of all time. However, I had no idea how just how far reaching the New Victory's mission stretched until I was hired as one of the New Victory's sublime ensemble of Teaching Artists in the fall of 2006.

I have been a teaching artist for 18 years. My work has taken me to all five boroughs and to New Jersey. In the summer of 2006, I was thinking of how I might be able to formalize my teaching and find a like minded organization to work with. Happily I discovered the New Victory Theater. What an outstanding organization. As a teaching artist, I work closely with The Education Department which is comprised of some of the most talented individuals I have ever encountered. As artists and educators, they have inspired me, supported me, and challenged me to go deeper with my work as an artist and educator.

As an artist, I believe that exposure to and an understanding of the performing arts is a bridge to understanding our cultural similarities and our differences. Theater is such a powerful tool. As a teaching artist with the New Victory Theater, I have the opportunity to step into a classroom as an artist and plant some seeds. Helping students understand the art form that is theater, exposing them to big cultural themes really excites me. Most recently I facilitated some workshops around the production, Nearly Lear, a solo show and original adaptation of Shakespeare's King Lear. Talk about big themes and ideas. The work in the classroom was astonishing-big questions being asked, engagement, bright eyes, laughter. It was thrilling to be a part of that process.
The New Victory affords me many different entry points due to the vast array of performing art forms represented in any given season: opera, musical theater, puppetry, dance, drama, circus, It is my hope that through teaching I can change the way my students not only perceive the world, but the way they perceive their place in the world. The New Victory Theater certainly gives me every opportunity to do just that. The New Victory Theater / The New 42 represents the vanguard of theater for young audiences and of arts in education.
I am very happy that I work for such an outstanding organization.



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Because of my association with the New Victory Theater I have grown as an artist and educator. I have had the opportunity to experience first class productions from theater companies from all over the world, deepen my understanding of arts programming and community outreach, and share my artistry and love of theater with thousands of NYC Public School children. I have seen first hand the impact of arts in education in the classroom and beyond.

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I can't think of any way to make changes in this organization. This organization is always changing, evolving, pushing the envelope and inspiring other organizations with their generosity and innovation.

January 28, 2011

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January 28, 2011

I am a teaching artist who works with the New Victory Theater and honestly it has been one of the best jobs I have ever had. It is such a wonderful feeling to have the opportunity to not only work with children, but also work collaboratively with such amazing artists. The New Victory staff is extremely supportive and as an artist I have grown personally and professionally since my time at the New Victory Theater. It truly is my home base and family.

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teaching in the classroom and doing parent workshops.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If it was possible have even more shows in one season!

January 27, 2011

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January 27, 2011

The New Victory is an amazing non profit organization in so many ways. Not only does it enrich the community with its selection of wonderful and affordable shows, it brings theater into the school system which is so important these days with all the cutbacks. The children experience first class live theater for $2. and free of charge teaching artists work in the schools with the children. There are also family workshops where parents and children can be creative together things such as creative movement puppetry and circus skills. Another wonderful program they have is their usher program for teenagers. It is a three year program where they are treated with such respect and learn so many life skills, including work ethics and the arts. The New Victory Theater is the BEST!

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I work as a teaching artist for this organization and feel so lucky to be a part of such a wonderful group

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them more money so they could reach out to even more schools!

January 26, 2011

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January 26, 2011

I was lucky enough to work for The New Victory Theater/New 42nd Street from 2005 to 2010. I miss working there SO much, and the only reason I left was because I moved away from NYC. During my time with The New Vic, I was continually amazed by the one-of-a-kind productions, impressed by the unparalleled educational programs, appreciative of the genuine kindness of those who work there, and inspired by the organization’s tireless commitment to its mission and die-hard respect for kids as thoughtful individuals that deserve much more than cheesy spoonfuls of sugar.

The programming at New Victory Theater is top-notch not only in New York but across the country and world as well. The entire staff works tirelessly every year to bring in absolutely amazing pieces of theater of all different genres from all around the world. Whether it’s a large-scale circus in the New Victory, an intimate play in the Duke, or a darling puppetry piece in the New 42 Studios, the productions are always sophisticated, boundary-pushing, exciting and thought-provoking for theatergoers of ANY AGE... and they are never, ever “kiddy” or “teachy.” The tickets come at a fraction of the cost of neighboring theater offerings, and when I think of productions like RAIN, LOOKINGGLASS ALICE, TRACES, HANSEL AND GRETEL (the list goes on and on!), it’s hard to believe the cost of seeing those shows at the New Victory was about the same as seeing a movie down the street!

The educational experience for school-kids who attend these shows (for $2 each!) is absolutely wonderful. The pre and post-show workshops and teacher resource guides masterfully connect the work onstage with the curriculum in the classroom. The Usher program is the best and perhaps only one of its kind. High school kids act as the front line and face of the theater and handle themselves with composure, friendliness and professionalism. They get the chance to experience the world of theater and all of its opportunities while also gaining valuable skills they can take with them in any career path they choose. There are also opportunities for college students, and I experienced firsthand how the New 42 Apprentice program is unlike other internships– instead of fetching coffee and making endless copies, the apprentices at the New 42nd Street function as true members of the staff and are treated as such.

For folks to understand what makes the New Victory so special, they need only attend a performance. They will be welcomed in with a smile, captivated by the work on stage, and warmed by the infectious giggles of the 4-year-olds – and 40-year-olds – beside them.

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as an apprentice, full time employee and audience member

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand role in developing / producing shows, and have programming in the summertime!

January 21, 2011

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January 21, 2011

The New Victory has been the premiere presenter of performing arts for kids and families since 1995. As the first establishment to open on “The New 42nd Street”, the New Victory always has been and continues to be an innovator in the performing arts.

The magic ingredient to the New Vic’s
success is its approach to young people. Whether they are audience members, interns or employees, they are not pandered to. The work onstage challenges them to explore what they think they know in all of the performing arts disciplines and opens new worlds for them to experience.

The young adults who participate in the Youth Corps Program (apprentices and ushers) are viewed as essential members of the organization. Apprentices are contributing members of the departments they work in and collaborate on many group projects that have a direct effect on the audience experience at the theater.

The ushers are, quite simply, the face of the organization. Whether they are showing families to their seats during public performances, corralling buses on 42nd Street during school time performances or working with kids at a pre-performance family workshop, the ushers provide the unique fuel that powers the organization.

For so many children in NYC, the New Vic was their introduction to the performing arts -- becoming a stepping stone to greater appreciation of, and participation in, the arts. Kudos!

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I was on the original staff of the New Vic

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Put a Youth Corps Program in every major city in the country

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

It's commitment to families

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

January 20, 2011

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January 20, 2011

I worked in the Education Department at The New Victory for 2 years and loved every minute of my time there. Like many former New Vic employees, moving out of the NYC area was the only reason that I left the company, and I still miss the people and the work every day.

With its amazing
programming and education opportunities, The New Victory provides young people in the NYC-area with outstanding theatrical experiences and the ability to learn more about the world of theater by participating in the Youth Corp or Apprentice Program as a high school or college student. This is an organization that cares deeply about encouraging young people to reach their highest potential.

I will forever be a strong supporter of this organization and dream of a time where every major city in the country has a place like The New Vic to go to...a place where parents, teachers, theater enthusiasts and young people can come together to experience high-quality theater, learn, and feel like they are a part of a unique community.

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This organization helped me grow personally and professionally. It also opened my eyes to countless theater companies from around the globe who are creating amazing theater.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Bring them to Chicago! Or give them an opportunity to mentor up and coming non-profit organizations on how to involve the community in their work through education and outreach programs.

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