Class of 2020: Tyrese Goodridge


Among many positive experiences for Stroudsburg resident and theatre major Tyrese Goodridge at NCC has been the experiences he has had on stage.  He has acted in Dada Woof Papa Hot, Merrily We Roll Along and The Little Foxes.  His first and favorite role was as Scott in Dada Woof Papa Hot.  He was particularly pleased that his friends came out to see him act.

He credits his professors for their guidance and teaching.  “Bill (Mutimer) and Clair (Freeman) helped me grow as an actor from what I learned in their classes and their direction in the roles I played,” he says. “I appreciate all they’ve done for me. I truly learned a lot from them."

Goodridge’s inspiration is such that he plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in acting and become a professional actor.

“I chose to be a theatre major because I always had a passion for acting, so I decided I wanted to learn more and work on my craft,” he says.  “The best part of the program was meeting and working with so many unique individuals.”

As a whole, he found his NCC classes interactive and fun.  He says that NCC has changed him.

"I’m definitely not the same person I was when I first started.  I explored more of my interests and met lifelong friends.  I learned a lot, and the faculty are more than willing to help you succeed.”  His advice to students is to work hard and do their best.

In addition to acting in theatre productions, Tyrese also participated in the Acta Non Verba dance group and the Black Student Union.