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.
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).