Wednesday, October 3, the Brookline Commission for Women, the Brookline Department of Public Health, & the Brookline Police Department, in cooperation with the Brookline Rotary, the Brookline Community Foundation, the Jennifer A. Lynch Committee, St. Paul’s Church and Brookline Adult & Community Education present the documentary play, Body and Sold at Brookline High School’s Roberts-Dubbs Auditorium. Proceeds will benefit the Brookline Teen Center

Body and Sold highlights a hidden form of child abuse – sex trafficking and exploitation in America. The author, Deborah Lake Fortson of Tempest Productions, traveled across the country interviewing social workers and trafficked girls and boys who were survivors. The goal of the reading is to raise local awareness of the intertwined issues of runaways, child abuse, and child prostitution. Each year, thousands of American children from all walks of life and from communities all across the nation run away from home and become trapped in cycles of drugs, prostitution, and violence. Their childhoods stop. Body and Sold tells the stories of these survivors.

Peer Educators from the Brookline High School, Brookline Town professionals, and Town leaders will be the actors. After the performance, the author, some of the actors and mental health professionals will hold a question and answer period to talk about the play and solicit ideas about what is needed to promote social change.

*** Please note, this production contains sexual content and explicit language that may not be suitable for all audiences.

The program is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Tickets are available for $10 and are available online through Brookline Adult & Community Education (code#178) at Refreshments will be provided. As the production is a benefit for the Brookline Teen Center, all donations are tax-deductible.

For additional information or to sponsor this event by placing an ad in our Playbill, please feel free to contact Officer Casey Hatchett at 617-730-2734 or