Past Production: Body & Sold

Oct. 14 – Nov. 2, 2017

Written by Deborah Lake Fortson, Tempest Productions
Directed by Shelley Smith, Chain Reaction Theatre Project

Cast: Ankita Ashrit, Stalyon Blackmon, Justin Cervantes, Delaney Quinn, Kayla Dvorak, Kendall Kent, Joann Oudekerk, Valencia Proctor, Madeline Pukite, and Daniel Sakamoto-Wengel

Based on interviews with sex trafficking survivors in five major U.S. cities, this powerful documentary play gives voice to victims and inspires discussion and action. The play’s interwoven stories of nine juvenile sex trafficking survivors are thought-provoking eye-openers about what is happening to the youth in our communities. The true stories of these survivors, including those of Twin Cities’ youth, will be performed in the round to create an immersive experience for audiences.

Performances are scheduled before the Super Bowl arrives in Minneapolis — at which time sex trafficking could increase by as much as 50% — to help increase awareness of this issue. Director Shelley Smith says, “The FBI ranks Minnesota 13th in the U.S. for sex trafficking. With this play our goal is to create awareness about this issue and inspire audiences to be part of the solution.”

(Originally produced by Tempest Productions, Inc.,

Public Performances:

October 14th, 7pm: St. David’s Episcopal Church, 13000 St. David’s Rd., Minnetonka,
October 15th, 3pm: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 2742 15th Ave So., Minneapolis, (ASL Interpreted performance)
October 20th, 7pm: Transfiguration Lutheran Church, 11000 France Ave. So., Bloomington, (Audio Described performance)
October 21st, 7 pm: Cornerstone Advocacy, 1000 E. 80th St., Bloomington (Advance Reservations required)
October 26th, 7 pm: Eden Prairie City Center, 8080 Mitchell Rd # 2, Eden Prairie
October 27th, 7 pm: Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2125 Tower Dr., Woodbury
October 28th, 7 pm: ARTS-Us, 1221 Marshall Ave., St. Paul (in partnership with Breaking Free)
November 2nd, 7th: Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church, 3611 N. Berens Rd., NW, Prior Lake

“This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.”

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