Wednesday August 21st - 6:30pm. Random Stage.
Shot Bro: Confessions of a Depressed Bullet is inspired by true events. In 2009, Rob Mokaraka, a highly acclaimed actor and playwright, had undiagnosed depression that resulted in him being shot by police in an attempted suicide.
Shot Bro is the product of Rob’s nine year journey of healing and self-discovery. Shot Bro is a powerful, raw and authentic one-man show that exposes, shares and discusses the effects of depression. Using comedy, heart and truth, Rob skilfully navigates audiences through his experiences with depression, allowing them to find a breath during the after-show forum. At the core of Shot Bro is Rob’s personal journey, one that can help others and alleviate the stigma attached to mental health.
Suitable for ages 10yrs old and up.
Trigger warnings/Content forecasts: Robs story is based on his mental breakdown and is invited by communities and organisations all around Aotearoa. It is funny, dark, real and educational. After each show is a forum, followed by cups of tea and light snack
Rob is an award winning actor/writer who toured his show, Strange Resting Places nationally and internationally, with co-writer and co- actor, Paolo Rotondo. He was formally co-writer of the Māori musical comedy webseries, The Māori Side Steps. Late last year he was in the new TV series, The Deadlands, due to be released later in the year. After his public mental breakdown in 2009, Robs main focus is suicide prevention.
Erina Daniels - Director