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Te Oro Presents: Shot Bro: Confessionsof 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.

  • Three shows only/Koha $5 or pay what you can
  • Ages 10yrs +
  • Cost $5
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  • Thu, 12 Sep at 7PM
  • Fri, 13 Sep at 7PM
  • Sat, 14 Sep at 2PM
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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.

Three shows only

Thursday 12 September / 7 pm
Friday 13 September / 7 pm
Saturday 14 September / 2 pm

Open to 10 years - 90 years

ENTRY: Koha $5 - Pay what you can

Limited seats are available.

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.

The Creative Team:
Book your tickets NOW at Eventfinda https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2019/te-oro-presents-shot-bro-confessions-of-depressed-bullet/auckland/glen-innes or the DOOR on the night.
Limited to 4 tickets per person
No entry after show starts.

Written and Performed by Rob Mokaraka
Directed by Rob Mokaraka
Produced by Mookylucky Productions
Directed by Erina Daniels

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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

Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board