New ambassador Gabriel Mokake excited to pay it forward

Mokake

Actor Gabriel Mokake, one of our newest ambassadors, can’t wait to get working with our talented participants.

He said : “I definitely jumped at the opportunity to support The Garage as this venue provided so many wonderful experiences and memories of my time in Norfolk as a young artist in training. I would hope to give back something in return.

“It ‘s so important to support organisations like them because it’s amazing to have such facilities available for young artists to develop and build on their artistic skills in a safe space.

“I’m looking forward to meeting and working with the young artists for sure, seeing their pathways blossom and perhaps learning a few new things from the next generation. I’m just excited to get started.

“The creative arts industry is extremely challenging and intense, but if you’re hardworking, patient and kind doors will open, and you may surprise yourself.

“Never stop training and immerse yourself in the craft by listening, watching and par-taking in workshops whenever possible. If at first you don’t succeed, pick yourself up and try again until you achieve your dreams.”

The Tanzanian born actor and photographer was raised in Norwich and later graduated from The Guildford School of Acting’s three years (BA Hons) Musical Theatre Course.

His film credits Include: Pip 2 in Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (Netflix), which was filmed in Norfolk.

Theatre appearances include: Man 6 / cover George Washington and Hercules Mulligan / James Madison in Hamilton, Tiny Joe Dixon / cover Marty in Dreamgirls and Snake / Storyteller in Children of Eden.

He was also Thad in Hairspray, Harker in Dessa Rose, tenor vocalist in the ensemble of Porgy and Bess, Adam / Swing in The Color Purple, and most recently King Agnarr / cover Kristoff in Frozen the Musical.

His radio credits include Rasselas in The History of Rasselas: Prince of Abissinia (BBC Radio 4).

Gabriel is one of several new ambassadors. Joining him are:

Richard Jordan is described by The Stage as “one of the UK’s most prolific producers”.

Lloyd Gorman is an actor, musician and composer who will be familiar to our My First audiences.

Alex Sturman is a dancer and lecturer at The Urdang Academy who has performed in many productions including Sir Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, Edward Scissorhands and Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns.

If you didn’t know, our summer term of classes starts on 25 April.

Priority booking is now open for existing participants looking to rebook their class and guarantee a spot. 

During this time, they will also get money off a second class or one of our summer holiday activities.

General booking opens 14 March. 

Our friendly front of house team is happy to answer any questions you may have about our classes and accredited courses. 

Give them a call on 01603 283382 or email [email protected]. 

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