Bio

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Ben Gorodetsky is a theatre maker, improviser, storyteller, producer, writer, and arts educator based in Brooklyn, NY. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Ben began his improvised theatre work there in 2004 under the guidance of mentor Alistair Cook, and has since performed, directed, and taught improvisation in Toronto, Edmonton, Stratford, Vancouver, Montreal, LA, Austin, Detroit, Atlanta, NYC, Austria, Slovenia and the French island of Reunion (near Madagascar!). In 2010 Ben moved to Edmonton to pursue a BFA in Acting at the University of Alberta, where he also joined Rapid Fire Theatre. It was in Edmonton where Ben created his comedy duo Folk Lordz with Todd Houseman, and they've been delighting audiences with their mix of physical comedy and folk storytelling all over the world. Folk Lordz has also recently grown into an absurd, political, digital sketch series created with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, out soon on YouTube

 

Edmonton was the community in which Ben developed his voice as a theatre maker. Working actively as an actor, director, writer and creator, Ben developed a reputation as an interdisciplinary, provocative, and physically inventive young artist. From 2015-2017 Ben was the host and curator of Mile Zero Dance's experimental variety show The Dirt Buffet Cabaret, showcasing the best dance, music, poetry, comedy, and circus acts from across Canada. He is also the former Associate Artistic Director of Canadian Comedy Award winning Rapid Fire Theatre (2013-2017). Ben was the recipient of the 2016 Edmonton Mayor's Celebration of the Arts Emerging Artist Award. Currently Ben is pursuing an MFA in Performance and Interactive Media Art at Brooklyn College - CUNY, and can be seen performing on stages around NYC.

 

 
A ‘mistake’ is beside the point, for once anything happens it authentically is.
— John Cage

Banner photo by Ernest at Studio E photography.