Todd Housman and Ben Gorodetsky are dressed in suits, accented with individual cultural elements. Todd has Cree beads and and a beaded knife, while Ben has a Russian fur hat. They are both biting down on a huge purple cabbage, set against a bright yellow background.
An incendiary look at the racism and exploitation at the heart of the Canadian arts sector. In this absurdist mockumentary, Canadian theatre legend Robert Lepage reveals his secret to new play development and his voracious appetite for retelling Indigenous stories in his signature (white) style.
Sensory Warning: “Anti-Racism Healing Circle FAIL” includes swearing, fast moving visual effects, special effects make-up, and racist remarks from a villainous character.
Folk Lordz is the performance and creative duo created by Todd Houseman and Ben Gorodetsky. Since 2014 they have brought their shared love of cultural storytelling traditions, physical comedy, and political grit to audiences in Atlanta, Austin, Philadelphia, Montreal, Vancouver, Toronto, and Whitehorse! Todd and Ben are the subjects of two Daily VICE mini-documentaries, winners of awards from Just For Laughs and the Edmonton Arts Council, and the writers-producers of a two seasons of the Folk Lordz political sketch comedy series on YouTube.