The Rockefeller Project
A work in development by Torquil Campbell, Produced by Crow's Theatre
“I don’t think that I lie more than anybody else does. It’s simply that my lies have been found out.”
Clark Rockefeller is a real life conman of the highest order, now serving a near-life sentence in a California State prison. And iconic Canadian musician and provocateur Torquil Campbell wants to try him on for size.
What does it mean for an excellent fabulator to embody an excellent fabulator? And in the end, does an intricate con differ that much from a successful work of art?
Torquil’s dogged investigation and impersonation challenges us to find the truth in True Crime and confront our cultural addiction to a good story. Entirely scripted or absolutely extemporaneous, The Rockefeller Project is a mind-twisting encounter with an artist obsessed with how we all fake it, one way or another.
Torquil Campbell is the co-lead singer and a songwriter for the Montreal-based indie rock band, Stars. He also is a member of the band Memphis and he records and performs with Broken Social Scene, a Canadian indie rock band and musical collective.