Courtney J. Boddie

Creator, Host

Courtney is an actor, director, teaching artist and artistic director of a theater collective called a space between. Director of Education/School Engagement, The New Victory Theater overseeing New Victory Education Partnerships bringing 40,000 students from over 200 NYC schools, after schools, and summer programs to see high-quality live performing arts; classroom workshops; professional development for classroom teachers, and supervises 55+ teaching artists. President of the board of directors for Association of Teaching Artists; editorial board of Teaching Artist Journal; NYC Arts-in-Education Roundtable: Teaching Artist Committee and Taskforce on Equity and Inclusion. She is adjunct faculty for the Educational Theatre Graduate Program (course: The Teaching Artist) at New York University where she also received her Master’s degree.

Ben Weber
Producer

Ben is an artist, performer, comedian, educator, and podcaster. As a Teaching Artist for the New Victory Theater, Ben facilitates workshops inspired by the shows on the New Vic stages for New York City students of all ages, animates the theater lobby spaces with show-specific activities, and co-leads research efforts for a longitudinal study about the impact of the performing arts on young people.

 

Ben produces and hosts Cozy Zone with Ben Weber, the coziest podcast on the planet, that asks guests to invite him into their safe, warm and inspiring spaces for conversations about creativity, humanity, and feelings. 

 

Ben holds a BA from New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study where he created the concentration "Theatricality and Taboo" examining how forbidden topics manifest on stage through the lenses of anthropology, linguistics, critical theory, and performance studies. He earned an MA in Applied Theatre from the City University of New York's School of Professional Studies. His culminating project, "Arts Together," invited moms and kids living in a New Jersey domestic violence shelter to participate in a series of collaborative art making workshops. 

Christopher Totten
Creative Content Manager
Brandon Hutchinson

Media Arts Coordinator​

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Brandon Hutchinson uses the culture of his hometown and his Caribbean heritage to influence his Media Artistry. While working with various Arts Education organizations, most notably The New Victory Theater, Brandon has built an interest in raising awareness in Arts Education on access and inclusion for underserved communities. Through being a Teaching and Media Artist Brandon hopes to inspire a new generation of activists via podcasting, YouTube-ing, and social media. 

Christopher is the Senior Education Programs Manager at The New Victory Theater and works primarily in School Engagement, helping to bring interdisciplinary art forms to classrooms throughout the city. Christopher also creates content for New Victory Education's School Tools—experiential, dramaturgical packets designed for teachers, educators and students to help extend and enrich the theatergoing experience. As an Arts Administrator and Arts Educator, Christopher is committed to developing and providing educational theater programming for underprivileged populations to whom the performing arts are generally inaccessible. He holds a MA in Educational Theatre from New York University and a BFA in Theatre Arts from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA.  As a performer, he has toured the United States in productions of Annie and Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella.  He has also appeared in regional and local productions of The 25th Annual...Spelling Bee, I Can Get It For You Wholesale, Unlock'd, The Late Christopher Bean, and The Black Dahlia. His passions include, but are by no means limited to directing, dramaturgical research, and devised theatre.  Christopher is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association.