Shot Bro: Confessions of a Depressed Bullet.
Thanks to The Tauranga City Council, Te Whetū Marae, Tauranga Intermediate and Moana Radio, we are pleased to announce two live performances of Shot Bro: Confessions of a Depressed Bullet by the lively Rob Mokaraka. Mokaraka has been touring his show to bring awareness to issues such as; depression, suicide ideation and mental illness/wellness.
Multi-award-winning actor and writer Mokaraka (Nga puhi/Tuhoe) 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.
Shot Bro is the product of Rob's seven-year journey of healing and self-discovery. It is a powerful, raw, authentic one-man show that exposes shares and discusses the effects of depression. At the core of Shot Bro is Rob's personal journey, one that can help others and alleviate the stigma attached to mental health. 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 light on a traumatic event.
Each performance is followed by an open forum where the audience will have the opportunity to korero (talk) with Rob.
SHOT BRO is more than a show...it is theatre for social change. Its aim is to provide all communities with an internal perspective on mental health and depression in a safe way.