Writer/producer Tim Carlson, David Mesiha and dramaturg Kathleen Flaherty have been meeting to plan production of the Victim Impact Podcast, which is due to hit the internet first thing in January 2018. The six-part podcast series is a companion to and an unpacking of Victim Impact (the play), which is in workshop in October and in production in June, 2018. When Tim started on his journey following Ponzi schemes, he got deep into the story of Rashida Samji’s fake investment, which soon became the focus. It led him into the lives of victims, and through a tangle of fascinating information about banking and law enforcement and fraud that can’t be unravelled in a play.
For the October workshop, Tim Carlson and Kathleen Flaherty will be working with designers Milton Lim and David Mesiha, director Jiv Parasram and actors Nimet Kanji, Risha Nanda, Munish Sharma, Allan Morgan and Jenn Griffin. Community Outreach Coordinator Gavan Cheema will be funneling information to the actors.