Ja­cob Dom­broski

Sunday Star-Times - Sunday Magazine - - THE GRILL - Pho­to­graph by Sa­har Lone / Words by Britt Mann

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.

Auck­land Welling­ton Sing Dance On stage Off stage Pup­pies Kit­tens In­side Out­side Lis­ten to mu­sic Watch a movie Adrenalin rush Sugar high Sum­mer Win­ter Time travel Space travel Beach For­est In­vis­i­bil­ity Flight Minia­ture horse Gi­ant panda Choco­late Lol­lies Sleep Ex­er­cise Mar­mite Vegemite Talk Lis­ten Sun­burn Mos­quito bite Cof­fee Tea

Big J Stylez plays the Her­ald The­atre in Auck­land, July 4-7. See auck­landlive.co.nz.

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