This fall, we are introducing you to our family, the folks who make Flushing Town Hall tick. You may know some of them, or simply see them hard at work making sure you enjoy a great show, program and workshop.
But rather than just share their bios with you, we thought we’d have some fun, and so we posed a bunch of offbeat questions to the staff. This week, we’d like to introduce you to Yvonne De La Rosa. Yvonne has been with us for about a year, and serves as Box Office and Customer Service support.
What is your favorite feature of Flushing Town Hall?
The Garden and the Gallery.
What childhood hobby did you enjoy the most?
As a child I mostly enjoyed playing board games and cards with my family. There were a lot of kids (8) growing up together in one house so we would have these massive games that would last for hours and when we weren’t doing that we’d be outside playing one game or other, mostly freeze tag.
What’s your hobby now?
Now I mostly read and write in my spare time. Literature is a passion of mine.
What’s your favorite song?
It would be impossible to just choose one.
If you could bring ANY performer to Flushing Town Hall – with cost and space not being a factor – who would it be?
At this point in time that would be Ed Sheeran. I’ve seen his live performance before and it’s wonderful. He has a great voice.
What were your best and worst subjects in school?
My best subjects in school were English and History/Social Studies, my worst were Math and Chemistry and Biology.
What is your secret pleasure?
Ice Cream and Chocolate. I would eat it every day if I could.
If you could be a superhero, who would it be?
When you step away for a bite to eat in Flushing, where do you crave going?
I usually order food to be delivered, either Thai or Indian food.
What performance (or, exhibition, if appropriate) made the biggest impression on you?
The Moth StorySlam events that are held at Flushing Town Hall have made the biggest impression on me. Some of the stories that have been told have moved me to laughter and tears.
Who was – or is – your role model for a life well-lived?
That would be my parents. They are the most selfless and giving people I know. They’ve dedicated their lives to providing care to those who’ve needed it by adopting 5 children, me being one of those 5. They’ve taught me to live life and treat people the way you’d like to be treated and to live without regrets because your experiences make you who you are and you should love the person you are.
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