Jacob Dombroski’s is not a story that’s often told on stage.
The 25-year-old actor, of Ng i T hoe and Ng ti Porou descent, has Down syndrome. He also has a one-man show that will challenge audience preconceptions of the condition, sharing a story of both challenges and triumphs.
Born in Palmerston North, now living with his parents in Wellington to pursue his craft, Dombroski is bringing his debut show, Big J Stylez, to Auckland for the first time as part of the Matariki Festival next month.
When he isn’t acting, Dombroski works at Wellington’s ASB Sports Centre, and at Buoy Salon and Spa. Acting, though, is his primary passion.
“When I am on stage,” he says. “It brings me home.”
Ahead of his Auckland tour, Dombroski took our Sunday Grill.
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Big J Stylez plays the Herald Theatre in Auckland, July 4-7. See aucklandlive.co.nz.