Reading, England – 21st November 2017 – READ College, the most successful performing arts foundation course provider in the country, is delighted to announce that this year’s recipient of The Stage Scholarship 2017/2018 Award has gone to Masego Makgobe from East London.
18 year old Masego, originally from South Africa but having grown up in East London, has just started the One Year Foundation Course in Musical Theatre at READ College in Reading. She has ambitions to attend further performing arts education and become a working triple-threat musical theatre performer within the industry in the years ahead.
Masego studied Biology, Chemistry and Psychology at 6th Form and enjoyed honing her performing arts skills at a part-time Saturday stage school throughout her youth. However, she never imagined that she would be pursuing a career in the performing arts. Her experience to date has been mainly in the acting arena, bit she says it was when she auditioned for READ College that her dancing and singing potential was really spotted.
Masego said “I really appreciate the opportunity that READ College has given me via The Stage Scholarship to study what I am passionate about. I didn’t realise the potential that I had to cover all three disciplines of acting, dance and singing until I came to READ and now I am working hard on my audition preparation to be able to continue to study these disciplines at a full-time three year musical theatre college.”
Masego’s dream roles would be the ‘Leading Player’ in Pippin or ‘Rafiki’ in The Lion King, and with the help of The Stage Scholarship who knows what the future holds for Masego and her career.
Jamie Read, Co-Director of READ College commented: “We are delighted to award Masego Makgobe this years’ The Stage Scholarship from READ College. Masego’s talent in all three disciplines stood out the moment she auditioned for our courses and we are delighted be to be able to give her the support she needs to pursue her passion. We pride ourselves on helping young people gain access to professional performing arts education and training and we wish her all the best in her training with us and with her subsequent career to come. @ReadCollege.”