LAUNCH: March 15, 2018
TEASER: Victim Impact: the Fraudcast
(VANCOUVER, BC) ~ Have you or someone you love been ripped off for all their worth by someone trusted? Did you lose your home? A relationship? Trust in everything and everyone? Then Victim Impact: the Fraudcast is for you – a podcast series that aims to expose the many layers of a legendary Vancouver-area fraud scheme.
Rashida Samji scammed almost 300 people and companies for nearly $120 million dollars. The Ponzi scheme was exposed in 2012. Now, six years later, court proceedings still trudge exhaustingly forward, eating up money the victims might have recouped as well as countless dollars from public coffers. But many of the most interesting, most mysterious, angles haven’t been heard in court or investigated thoroughly in the media.
The fraudcast is an outgrowth of Theatre Conspiracy’s documentary-style theatre show Victim Impact (premiering at The Cultch, Vancouver in June 2018). Faced with thousands of pages of court documents and dozens of hours of interviews for the theatre piece, Artistic Director Tim Carlson decided to create a podcast to investigate the reams of material that will not make it into the show.
Working with dramaturg and former CBC radio producer Kathleen Flaherty (PTC) and sound designer David Mesiha, Carlson will host the podcast over six episodes launching March 15, 2018.
The aim: opening up the tale. Exposing secrets. Fighting for transparency. That’s how things might change. We’ll go deep into the fallout for the victims. Follow the money. Try to crack the mystery at the heart of the case.
The fraudcast will also invite listeners to tell their fraud stories – anonymously or on the record.
Find Victim Impact: the Fraudcast on conspiracy.ca, iTunes, YouTube.
About Theatre Conspiracy
Founded in 1995, Theatre Conspiracy’s critical inquiry and aesthetic curiosity contributes to a public dialogue activating freedom of expression, diversity in identity and opinion, and challenges the status quo. Based in Vancouver, Theatre Conspiracy provides a platform for artists creating contemporary work for stage and media to investigate new directions in society, politics and culture. conspiracy.ca