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Shot Bro

1 Mar 2018 to 3 Mar 2018
1 to 3 March at 7.30pm
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.
Event type: 
Comedy, Cultural, Show
Waged $20.00 Unwaged $15.00 Koha by arangement
The PumpHouse Theatre
2a Manurere Ave Takapuna Auckland


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

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 addresses depression, suicide, survival and hope.

NB: Please be on time for Shot Bro – due to the nature of the performance, latecomers will not be admitted after the show starts.

Post-show supper

In Māori culture it is customary to care for guests by sharing food at gatherings therefore the audience is invited to share in a light post-show supper with Rob and his team.

Kai koha tickets 

There will be a limited number of complimentary ‘kai koha’ tickets available for people who would like to bring a plate of kai (food) to share with everyone at the post-show supper. Please contact The PumpHouse if you would like to do so. Ph 486 2386 or Click here

What is koha?

Koha is an example of the reciprocity which is a common feature of much Māori tradition and often involves the giving of gifts by visitors to a host. Usually this takes the form of a basket or platter of food which is shared at a gathering. On a practical level, this koha is a contribution towards the catering for the event. On a deeper, and somewhat more personal level, koha can also symbolise an expression of aroha (deep gratitude, love and affection).

Written by

The PumpHouse Theatre

10 Feb 2018