“Traces,” now playing in Union Square, is a unique blend of circus, street art, and dance, creating an emotional portrait of young people leaving their mark on the world. The show has been hailed by Time Out New York and Time Magazine as one of the top ten theater pieces of 2011.
But one audience segment was already familiar with “Traces”: kids who saw it years ago at The New Victory Theater, the first theater in New York City dedicated to youth and families.
The New Victory got its start as one of seven theaters revived by New 42nd St., the nonprofit created to revitalize Times Square in the mid-1990s. The organization took a dilapidated, shuttered theater with a risqué past (it was once a burlesque club) and renovated it to create something that New York didn’t have: a children’s theater presenting works from around the globe. Read More