Art / Theatre Trip New York City
In 2014, the Visual and Performing Arts decided to take a group of both art and theatre students to New York to experience the art culture in the Big Apple. Though travelling together, there were different itineraries for each group. The art students would attend open studios, visit large and small galleries, attend workshops, and take in the street art scene with a "graffiti tour" of the city. Meanwhile, the theatre students were there to attend the Broadway Student Summit, a three day workshop for high school students from around the country. Students took classes in improv, choreography, vocal performance, stage combat, and had the chance to talk with Broadway actors and audition for local casting agents. Outside of the workshops, both art and theatre students met up for dinner and prepared for the evening activities including, Broadway/off-broadway shows including Matilda, Pippin, Waiting for Godot, Rocky, Phantom, and the crowd favorite, an immersive show called Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812. Students also had the opportunity to attend gallery openings, go ice skating at Rockefeller plaza and bowling. Despite some flight delays that cut the trip short, a fun time was had by all.