by Tim Carlson
Imagine that you, your parents or grandparents, who have worked a lifetime to save for retirement and buy a home, suddenly lose it all.
A trusted friend or family member or someone in your religious community had talked you into investing your life savings.
But it was all a lie.
Former notary public Rashida Samji drew family, friends and community members into a vast web of deceit between 2003 and 2012. Over 200 people in BC were ripped off in a Ponzi scheme of over $110 million. Most of the victims are retirees and a high proportion are members of the Surrey South Asian community.
Theatre Conspiracy’s new documentary show Victim Impact looks at the fallout for those affected as they got sucked into the vortex of civil and criminal trials.
Conspiracy AD Tim Carlson leads the project in association with PTC’s Kathleen Flaherty, visuals designer Milton Lim and sound designer David Mesiha who all worked together on the hit show Foreign Radical. They look forward to collaborating with director Jiv Parasram, outreach coordinator Gavan Cheema, performers Nimet Kanji, Risha Nanda, Jenn Griffin, Allan Morgan and Munish Sharma.
World Premiere: June 8-17, 2018 at The Cultch in Vancouver
- Writer: Tim Carlson
- Director: Jiv Parasram
- Assistant Director: Gavan Cheema
- Dramaturg: Kathleen Flaherty
- Visuals Designer: Milton Lim
- Original Music & Sound Designer: David Mesiha
- Set Design: Joel Grinke
- Performers: Jenn Griffin, Nimet Kanji, Risha Nanda, Allan Morgan and Munish Sharma
- Stage Manager: Yvonne Yip
- Outreach Coordinators: Gavan Cheema and Rohit Chokhani