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Shot Bro-Confessions of a Depressed Bullet

Multi-award-winning actor and writer Rob Mokaraka will perform a personal story about his very real fight with a bullet and depression.

  • Fri, 6 Jul at 7PM
  • Two shows only . Pay what you can entry
  • Ages 10 - 90
  • Free
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Shot Bro: Confessions of A Depressed Bullet
Presented by Mookalucky Productions

A black comedy about Rob's real fight with a bullet and depression.

Two nights only.

Friday 6 July 2018 / 7 pm
Saturday 7 July 2018 / 7 pm

Open to 10yrs - 90 years

ENTRY: Koha -Pay what you can

Limited seats are available.
Book online at info@teoro.org.nz or the reception at Te Oro

Multi-award-winning actor and writer Rob Mokaraka will perform a personal story about his very real fight with a bullet and depression. A black comedy that entertains and enlightens those who have been directly, or indirectly, affected by depression and loss with an uplifting message: There is a way out of the dark.

Using his utility belt of tools like stand-up comedy, expert dance moves, mime and puppetry, Rob unfolds his depression in an entertaining yet insightful way, shining a light on a traumatic event.

Each performance is followed by an open forum facilitated by Rob Mokaraka, then cups of tea and snacks.

Please note: Shot Bro addresses depression, suicide, and hope. It’s entertaining and educational.

Book your Tickets NOW at info@teoro.org.nz or the DOOR on the night.
Limited to 4 tickets per person
No entry after the show starts.

The Creative Team:
Written and Performed by Rob Mokaraka
Directed by Rob Mokaraka
Produced by Rob Mokaraka

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Rob Mokaraka

After studying acting in Whangarei, Rob Mokaraka won the Best Newcomer Champman Tripp acting award for 2001 play Have Car, Will Travel. On screen, he was part of the ensemble cast in acclaimed Māori Battalion tale Tama Tu.Since then, Mokaraka has found success working in TV, film, and theatre – notably the World War II drama Strange Resting Places, which he co-wrote with Paolo Rotondo. Perversely, however, the act he became most famous for was attempting to commit suicide by police in 2009.

But his plan didn’t work. He didn’t die, but quite literally lived to tell the tale. After spending months in the hospital, Mokaraka eventually wrote a stage play called Shot Bro, which deals with the crippling depression he suffered in the lead-up to the shooting.He has also co-written a new work, Cellfish, which premiered at the Auckland Arts Festival and had a season at Te Oro in March.

Rob Mokaraka

Rob Mokaraka

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