Over spring break, the Dutch Fork Drama department visited New York City to learn about the city’s vibrant theater scene.

Over spring break, the Dutch Fork Drama department visited New York City to learn about the city’s vibrant theater scene.

“The purpose of the trip was to experience Broadway shows, to take theater workshops, and the understand the world of professional theater,” Theater teacher Jessica Fichter said.

The decision to go to New York was an easy one, as it’s known for its vast variety of theater productions and

“It’s the hub of professional theater in America,” Fichter said.
Throughout their five day trip, the group visited many of New York’s most popular attractions.

“We saw three Broadway shows, went on tours of both Radio City Music Hall and a Broadway theater, attended a masterclass workshop with a Broadway actress, and much more,” senior Jesse Tomkins said.

The trip enabled students to have a greater understanding of the inner workings of the theater and entertainment industry as a whole.

“I hope they had fun but I also hope they gained an appreciation for the level of work it takes and their perspective of theater widened,” Fichter said.

Students were exposed to many aspects of the theater and took away lessons to include in their own productions.

“This trip really showed me that you have to have guts and persistence when pursuing acting if you want to have any chance of being successful with it. Enthusiasm and dedication goes a long way,” Jesse said.

For some members of the group, the trip had an impact on their plans for the future.
“After this trip, I know for certain that I want theater to be a part of my life for the rest of my days. The people are amazing, the actor’s life is fast-paced and exciting, and there is always something new to learn and gain from each experience on stage.”

The trip was definitely a unique and unforgettable experience that students would not have found elsewhere.

“It was so awesome and so fun,” Fichter said. “Just a great experience all around.”

Story by Abby Beauregard, Haley Dixon, and Trey Rice