Goitom Fesshaye

Actor, Eritrea (Tigrinya)

Goitom joining Phosphoros Theatre was inevitable; he lived in the Supported Housing Project that Kate was managing (where early rehearsals took place), and his well-known singing and musical ability made drama an obvious choice. Whilst Goitom had never acted before, he had performed in front of many large audiences as a singer playing his Krar, a stringed instrument from Eritrea and Ethiopia. He has taken part in interviews on behalf of Phosphoros, including the i Newspaper, BBC Radio Africa, Njambe McGrath’s The Hot African Podcast and SOAS Radio. He has also assisted Kate to lead a drama workshop for 6th form students about refugees, as well as a workshop for his own classmates at College. Goitom is studying Electrical Installation at college and now lives on his own, and still regularly performs with his Krar at Eritrean community events around London.

Goitom is performing in Pizza Shop Heroes, 2018/2019