Body & Sold

Boston Center for The Arts/Black Box Theatre
539 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Tempest Productions, Inc. presents Body & Sold, on the subject of runaway teens in the sex industry. A window into the world of sex trafficking and teen prostitution in the U.S. and India, Body & Sold is an original play by Deborah Lake Fortson based on interviews with prostituted youth. The play is accompanied by an exhibit of drawings on domestic abuse and sex trafficking by victims, curated by Myrna Balk, with woodcuts by Ms. Balk on the same subject. A panel discussion with local leaders will follow each Friday and Sunday performance. Body & Sold uses the words of actual women, girls and boys who were interviewed in Bombay, Calcutta, Minneapolis, Boston, and Connecticut. In Act I, we see the drama of two girls kidnapped from Nepal and India and sold into a Bombay brothel. In Act II, we hear from eight young American who reveal why they ran away from home and how they were lured into prostitution. We also hear from the pimps who sell them. Body & Sold shows how the victims found their way out of this abusive world to resume their education and their lives, often many years later. There is an additional Saturday matinee on Saturday June 26 at 3pm. Appropriate for kids 13+